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Old 12th December 2010, 21:07   #1
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Dear friends-I will be doing Chennai- nagapattinam next weekend.If anyone can throw some light on the current pondicherry- nagapattinam road conditions after the monsoon battering.I will be driving an i10.Any other route suggestions is also welcome.I dont mind driving an alternate longer route as long as the roads are good.

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I heard of some damage around Chidambaram, but this is not confirmed
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Add to it the usual problem of slow moving traffic
Many villages and village folks a on the road beyond Pondicherry.

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Old 1st January 2011, 01:46   #4
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Ah, Finally found a suitable thread/topic to post this update after page by pages views, Phew..


Route: Karaikal>T.R.Pattinam>Nagore>Nagapattinam>etc (NH45)

News: An old bridge has collapsed/losts its strength at T.R.Pattinam. Diversion is expected. This info was telecast-ed as alert by Java plus Channel till midnight.

Happy New Year

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How is the road status beyond Tranquebar onwards to Nagapattinam?
Any deterioration for the whole stretch? Any upgrades planned?
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Old 7th January 2011, 23:35   #6
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I just visited nagapattinam from karaikal town. Its an approximately 6kms of diversion through narrow roads(1 lane ideal for tractors) along rice fields of Neravy limiting to 2-3rd gears. The mini roads are identical conditions as Sirkhali or worse depending on wet weather

Route: After crossing Karaikal Beach Road, river bridge, drive along till reaching 2nd Fuel station(located at left), Turn right towards Neravy (Oil & Natural Gas Corp). Go straight "all the way" following sign boards of diversion along the way. Village locals are helpful if lost in the maze even though all cars and suv's are using this route which you can follow the convoy. 6km of diversion will drive you towards Thittacherry(turn left from the exit of diversion roads).

Note:Its advisable not to travel through diversions after 6pm due to road conditions.

Wish i could provide you more Intel, but this is all i have. Good luck.

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Folks,
Planning to do chennai-Vailankanni this friday.Any updates on the route pls. ECR- PONDY-CDLR-CHDBRM-SRKZHI-KARAIKAL .
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Route: Karaikal>T.R.Pattinam>Nagore>Nagapattinam>etc (NH45)

The weaken bridge in T.R.Pattinam has been fixed. Cars & buses are allowed except heavy vehicles. Have a good trip people.
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Folks,
Planning to do chennai-Vailankanni this friday.Any updates on the route pls. ECR- PONDY-CDLR-CHDBRM-SRKZHI-KARAIKAL .
Cheers.
Take the Tindivanam route for going to Pondy. Much faster & safer route!
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Route: Karaikal>T.R.Pattinam>Nagore>Nagapattinam>etc (NH45)

The weaken bridge in T.R.Pattinam has been fixed. Cars & buses are allowed except heavy vehicles. Have a good trip people.
Is this bridge in the new Nagapttinam bypass? Or in the road leading into Nagore & Nagapattinam when you are coming from Karaikal side?
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Is this bridge in the new Nagapttinam bypass? Or in the road leading into Nagore & Nagapattinam when you are coming from Karaikal side?
I think, this week bridge is the one which lies some 10 kms from Karaikal towards Nagore.
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I think, this week bridge is the one which lies some 10 kms from Karaikal towards Nagore.
+1 Rightly said.

Note: I'm not kinda regular on this forums as i used to. Thanks to my pathetic BSNL ISP which is crappy most of the time. So im on my mobile. Which also reminds me that this forum isnt soo compatible for Opera Mobile browser which refuses to let me logged in. Anyways I'll be on twitter from Karaikal if anything. Peace..

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Guys..How long does it take to travel to velankanni from chennai in a car with sufficient breaks?
How are the road conditions now?
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Its about 320km with Pondicherry right at the center. But till Pondicherry you should be able to cover in 2 to 2.5 hours max (You should take the 4L, 45 and 66).

Its from Pondicherry the delay starts on the ECR. This half which I think should about 4 to 4.5 hours owing to bad traffic and 2L road, wading through villages.
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Chennai - Chidambaram can be done in 3.5 hrs. Beyond Chidambaram, the road condition is not so good which will take around 3 - 3.5 hrs, depending upon the time of travel.
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