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Old 27th June 2017, 12:30   #2881
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The long awaited Porur bridge ...
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Its a bumpy ride over the bridge!! Check out the white line for the road level.

Nothing gets BUMPIER than the mighty Velachery Flyover/ Overbridge for MRTS. Wish it gets black topping too, like this one sooner!
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I choose madhya Kailash and I make sure I slip in through the center lane(no one ever maintains lane there, I just ensure im in the middle..
No offence mate but I happen to be one of the many who follows lane discipline particularly at that spot. Agreed that there are only two lanes clearly marked but how does that make it our right to start a third lane?

Its because of this very practice that folks who follow lane discipline at this spot (as is the case at other places) are delayed. I dont know if I will be shot down here for this post / opinion but in any case, I much rather have a peaceful drive back home.

Not to mention, am usually the person cursing the autos, cabbies, trucks and buses who do this but when I hear this here..

Come to think of it, folks who take a right turn towards Tidel Park here are the least bit worried about traffic going towards Adyar as that is the lane that is worst affected as a result of this. End of rant.
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Hope it reduces the traffic and the wait time in that junction.
Massively!

I travel from Iyyappanthangal to L&T for work and crossing this junction between 8:30-10 AM and 7-8:30 PM was a pain before. Not anymore. They have in fact blocked the Anjappar junction divider ahead of the flyover so the traffic movement is smoother. For folks who have to go to Arcot road from Anjappar must now take a U turn below the flyover.
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No offence mate but I happen to be one of the many who follows lane discipline particularly at that spot. Agreed that there are only two lanes clearly marked but how does that make it our right to start a third lane?
I prefer filtering and getting forward than stuck behind. The survival of the bravest is the easiest way to ride in OMR post 5PM. Its a mad world out there. I dont even use this road with motorcycle. If i take car i ensure i load some movies to watch while waiting for the car to move every 30 minutes.

Tidel park should bear the flyover cost and get done with a flyover and SRP tools needs another flyover. Poor planning and execution the reason for this road becoming worse than Banglore.

OMR is the only place(SRP tools and Tidel) where i feel i am in Banglore. Bone chilling AC car, never moving traffic and idiots all around you trying to make even pedestrian wait for signal to turn green.
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The long awaited Porur bridge has been officially open to public last Sunday 25th after a small trial a week back by public themselves due to heavy traffic in rain. ... ... ...
I love that the public was not prepared to wait for celebrity politician before using the ready-to-use-road. But, it seems the officials closed it down and reinstated the barriers.

NB: I am not an anarchist
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Old 2nd July 2017, 13:48   #2886
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This unscientific and ridiculous speed hump was constructed on my street and it was way too high and it wasn't even a smooth transition over it. Motorcycles and cars with reasonable ground clearance found it difficult to cross over it, so you can imagine the plight of my non-existent ground clearance car!

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Dropped a complaint to the Chennai City Traffic Police Facebook page and they had it removed within 48 hours.

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Two days ago they had this new and improved speed hump constructed. Kudos to the quick response of our traffic cops!

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Two days ago they had this new and improved speed hump constructed. Kud
That's amazing. Only problem is that the new one doesn't look, at least in the photo, like something that anyone would even slow down for!
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That's amazing. Only problem is that the new one doesn't look, at least in the photo, like something that anyone would even slow down for!
So far, atleast the sight of it is making everyone slow down. Maybe as the days go by people will realise they don't need to slow down that much for this speed breaker! I did read about our law, and the Indian road Congress says the speed breakers should be 0.1m high, 3.7 m wide and vehicles should be able to cross it at 25 kmph.
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The Chennai Traffic police have proposed changes on the OMR in order to curb traffic snarls during peak hours. They are closing the turn on OMR towards Ascendas through the CSIR road. While this move will put an end to cabbies taking all three lanes to wait to turn right on that road, won't it cause huge lines at the SRP tools junction?

The service road outside Tidel park is being made one way is also going to cause vehicles to travel quite a lot far before taking a U-turn at Madhya Kailash.

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Source: CCTP Facebook page.

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The proposed movement was how it was in 2010-12 before Ramanujam IT Park became operational, except for the right and left blocked at Ascendas.

The MGR Film City Road was a pain even back then, when I went August last year, the entire road was a bloody mess with food stalls allover the place

IMO allowing Ramanujam IT Park to be constructed at that place was a huge mistake. The Tidel signal already took anywhere between 3-5 minutes even before, now its a complete disaster.

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IMO allowing Ramanujam IT Park to be constructed at that place was a huge mistake. The Tidel signal already took anywhere between 3-5 minutes even before, now its a complete disaster.
IMO the mistake was not to have over bridges at MKailash, Tidel, SRP Tools and shollinganallur. That is the only solution that will work as we continue to reproduce and populate our cities
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The Tidel signal already took anywhere between 3-5 minutes even before, now its a complete disaster.
If nobody, but nobody was allowed to cross the red signal it would not be too bad. And by nobody I mean particularly buses.
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The MGR Film City Road was a pain even back then, when I went August last year, the entire road was a bloody mess with food stalls allover the place
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The food stalls have been moved further down the Road closer to IIT Research Park and the road is good to use now with dividers in place at least till Ramanujam IT park exit point.
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If nobody, but nobody was allowed to cross the red signal it would not be too bad. And by nobody I mean particularly buses.
Partially agree. But the signal cycle at peak hours itself was 180 seconds (as of 2012). Anywhere later than 815am, you wait 2 cycles minimum, which is partially attributed by the signal jumpers

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IMO the mistake was not to have over bridges at MKailash, Tidel, SRP Tools and shollinganallur.
My opinion on bridge in the city corporation limit is pretty low, courtesy of the unscientific bridges since the 90s.

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The food stalls have been moved further down the Road closer to IIT Research Park
Precisely my problem. I have to reach IITM Research Park and the Film City Road is useless for this reason. It was like threading a needle with a bike, let's not bother about anything bigger. The alternate now will be to take a U at SRP, left at CSIR Road, right at Pillayar Koil Street and enter through the back entrance. Or totally avoid OMR and come via Velachery.

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Old 4th August 2017, 19:24   #2895
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The EVR Periyar Salai will be opened for two way traffic from Sunday. So no more fighting with MTC buses on the Spur tank road!

The Metro Rail work has been completed and there is no longer a need to keep the road as a one way road from the Ega theater to the Nehru park Metro Station.
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