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Old 4th January 2012, 12:43   #1
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Hello everyone,a happy new year to all of you.

I am from Calcutta,and also i have spent my last 4 yrs in college in Bangalore.

Recently i have been intimidated that my posting shall be in Chennai,and my joining date is tentatively going to be on 1st Feb,for accenture.Having never been to chennai,i have no idea how to find my way around this place,would love if some of you can give me some pointers about where is the office,and places to stay.All details about exact location and all shall be given to me later.

Infact when i got my letter the first thing that came to my mind was which all supercars are there in chennai.Trust the tbhpian in me to think like that.

I am looking forward to meet some of chennai tbhpain's,and also spend a new phase of my life in this city.

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Welcome to Chennai !!!

You should not have issues finding your way around in Chennai - PTS is pretty robust here. Regarding pointers about where your office is, you should tell us the address first. I know of an Accenture office on OMR, which is the IT corridor. Not sure if they have other offices.

I have been to Calcutta many times and stayed there occasionally for a few days too. Loved the Metro. I got myself acquainted with various places by using PTS or walking through the streets. Nice place. Loved the mishti-doi & rosagollas !!!
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Hey Avishar! Welcome to Chennai!

I'm sure you'll have a great time here! As a BHPian make sure you head to the track sometime

We'll be able to help you out more if you share the address of your office.

Cheers!
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Welcome to Chennai !!!

You should not have issues finding your way around in Chennai - PTS is pretty robust here. Regarding pointers about where your office is, you should tell us the address first. I know of an Accenture office on OMR, which is the IT corridor. Not sure if they have other offices.
Thanks for the welcome!Well the thing is the have not said which one will be my office,because i shall be undergoing training.My joining is on 1st feb.I checked their website,they have offices in 3 places.

1.On OMR.

2. In Shriram The Gateway - SEZ ,16, GST Road ,Perungalathur

3. In Little Mount, Guindy,

Nice to know about your experiences in Calcutta,and oh yes,we Bongs are bought on mishti doi's and rossogolla's.

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Hey Avishar! Welcome to Chennai!

I'm sure you'll have a great time here! As a BHPian make sure you head to the track sometime

We'll be able to help you out more if you share the address of your office.

Cheers!
Thank you,would love to head to the track,and hopefully also witness a supercar outing there.
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^^^
The office in Guindy would be the one in the city. Easily accessible by bus or electric-train, from most parts of Chennai.
The one on OMR is at Sholinganallur, which is also accessible by bus. Or take MRTS till TIDEL-Park and then take bus/share-auto.
The Perungalathur office is outside the city, after Tambaram. Best option to reach from city would be the electric train.
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You also need to know where are you going to stay in the initial days. Based on that collect the PTS details and avoid using Autos in the initial days, these guys are known to extract the money from visitors. Until you are familiar with negotiation skills with Auto Drivers and places and distance my recommendation to you will be stay away from Autos.

Mostly the new postings in Accenture is in Perungalathur, your case may be different hence post the exact location of your office. Getting bachelor accomodation in OMR and Perungalathur is the easiest one and you should be ok.
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Welcome Avishar,

If your posting is in Perungalathur, advice you take up accommodation around Tambaram area else you would be spending 3 -4 hrs daily on commutation.

You posting is like to be there or in OMR if your into IT. I think the office in Mount Road is Accenture Management Consulting.

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Recently i have been intimidated that my posting shall be in Chennai,and my joining date is tentatively going to be on 1st Feb,for accenture.

Avishar Dutta
Avishar,

Welcome to Chennai. I guess your posting will be at Perungalathur (I guess you are a fresher - More chances of being in Perungalathur office than Shollinganallur).

You can take up accomodation around Tambaram Area. It will be within 2kms of Perungalathur facility.

However, personally - I would suggest taking accomodation somewhere close to Medavakkam. Advantage being - its halfway between shollinganallur and Perungalathur. In case you are transferred to the other office (Chances of training being in one office, bench being in the other, project being in another etc cant be ruled out) it is within 30 mins travel to either office.

Another advantage with Medavakkam is that if your friends are posted in one office (Say Shollinganallur) and you are in the other office, you can still get a room/ house together! I guess it will be lot more fun to be in a group since you are new to Chennai.

If you want to stay in a really happening place, and yet be close to office - Try Tiruvanmiyur RTO, Velacheri or Adyar. Main disadvantage though is that these places are ~25 kms away from Perungalathur office (and commute will take more than 1 hour).

Let me know incase you need any more info close to joining date. Accenture should be providing 10 days of accomodation, and hence you wont need to worry about all these things now itself. Once you get the hotel details + training facility, we can help you with the rest of the planning.
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Infact when i got my letter the first thing that came to my mind was which all supercars are there in chennai.Trust the tbhpian in me to think like that.
http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/super-...otics-329.html

Here you go - all of 329 pages.

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However, personally - I would suggest taking accomodation somewhere close to Medavakkam. Advantage being - its halfway between shollinganallur and Perungalathur. In case you are transferred to the other office (Chances of training being in one office, bench being in the other, project being in another etc cant be ruled out) it is within 30 mins travel to either office.

Another advantage with Medavakkam is that if your friends are posted in one office (Say Shollinganallur) and you are in the other office, you can still get a room/ house together! I guess it will be lot more fun to be in a group since you are new to Chennai.

+1 to this suggestion. I would also add velachery to this list. But traveling becomes little hectic.
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Welcome Avishar,

If your posting is in Perungalathur, advice you take up accommodation around Tambaram area else you would be spending 3 -4 hrs daily on commutation.
Thank you,doing a bit of searching on wikimapia about places and distances!

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Avishar,

Welcome to Chennai. I guess your posting will be at Perungalathur (I guess you are a fresher - More chances of being in Perungalathur office than Shollinganallur).
Thank you for those detailed suggestions!Accenture has not yet told me which office,so waiting for that.Will do some recce of the places you have mentioned for accommodation.

Oh,and about the supercar thread have been following all since beginning!I really hope cannonball club comes to chennai as well.

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Welcome to Chennai, avishar, and wish you a pleasant life here!

I drive by Shriram Gateway, Perungalathur everyday to Mahindra City. I can see a lot of suggestions and tips is already laid out by others. Happy to help in anyway I can, feel free to ask!

Cheers!
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Hey avishar! Welcome to Chennai and all the very best for your first job! Am already seeing lots of help flowing in for you. Here are my few cents:

As already pointed out by members, you will either be posted in Shols (thats Sholinganallur's short form) or in Perungalathur and both these places are very well connected by PTS.

Try to AVOID AUTOS till you get familiarized with routes, distance and more importantly, bargaining. For the same reason, I would suggest you to have a few Chennai-tes (might be t-bhpians) contact number so that you can call them up in case of any issues. I, for one, am ready to share my contact number with you. Let me know if you need that.

Cheers and have a pleasant stay!
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Thank you,doing a bit of searching on wikimapia about places and distances!
I dont need Wiki for Chennai. Am a local guy and staying in Chennai for last 30 yrs ( since birth)
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I dont need Wiki for Chennai. Am a local guy and staying in Chennai for last 30 yrs ( since birth)
No,no i meant i was doing a research on wiki.Sorry.
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Welcome to Chennai, avishar, and wish you a pleasant life here!

I drive by Shriram Gateway, Perungalathur everyday to Mahindra City. I can see a lot of suggestions and tips is already laid out by others. Happy to help in anyway I can, feel free to ask!

Cheers!
Thank you!I shall surely ask.Just waiting for the confirmation of the office.

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Hey avishar! Welcome to Chennai and all the very best for your first job! Am already seeing lots of help flowing in for you. Here are my few cents:

As already pointed out by members, you will either be posted in Shols (thats Sholinganallur's short form) or in Perungalathur and both these places are very well connected by PTS.



Cheers and have a pleasant stay!
Thank you so very much!Jotting down all the tips.
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Welcome to Chennai Avishar. These days the city is not as alien to North Indians as say 10 years back. You might have to make some effort though to get your Macher Jhol. Do let ne know in case you need any assistance.
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