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Old 9th November 2009, 14:01   #31
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I am coming to Chennai this Thursday morning.
Can hardly wait to see the my beautiful city all washed and clean for my arrival.

I simply love the city when it rains.
Remember sitting at Elliots during college days, wearing a rain coat and still getting soaked to the bone.
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Old 9th November 2009, 14:27   #32
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Ha ha ha Imran just be aware that most of teh roads in chennai is in bad condition. So if you are planning for a in city drive just be cautious of the man sized pot holes and car sized boulders (the one they are using to patch the road with)
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Old 9th November 2009, 16:56   #33
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How is the Situation now? One of my Office Colleague with whom I am working on an issue from Bangalore reached office only at 11:30 AM due to floods. He travels from Perungudi to Tambaram for work.

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Went to my thoraipakam office in the morning, finished some work, took off to MEPZ.

Hi Vineeth,

Just checked my Office Outlook and my belief was right. Your contact is there . You are from the CG department right?
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Old 9th November 2009, 17:52   #34
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I love the rain.
But... not in Chennai.

Reasons

1) (Can't really blame anyone for this, its the way things are) - People who are driving/riding has no common sense they just splash water on the poor pedestrians and drive on. I've even seen 2 wheeler folks doing this, they too get soaked, so I can't really understand why they do it in the first place. They don't slow down and poor chaps who are walking/riding/driving slow, so they get soaked. Damn the buses and the cabs...!

2) Most of the guy has no clue how to drive in wet conditions. For example seeing a wet patch most folks here do a "panic" braking. Utter foolishness.
(I come from Cochin and been driving around in lots of rain, so trust me on this.)

3) Chennai is a well planned out city sans proper drainage add to the fact the most guys have no idea what to do. I've seen folks brake in the middle of a 1-2 feet of water to get stuck and take 2-3 folks with them.

4) My car is with my bro as he sold his car and I have no choice to get my trust Rx-Z to work so wet wet wet.

5) Chennai roads has managed to get water inside my car. Carpets are wet and has been taken out and runs now like a rally/race cat with no carpets . My poor poor car.

As I said I love the rain. But, NOT in Chennai.
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Old 9th November 2009, 21:51   #35
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Chennai roads has managed to get water inside my car. Carpets are wet and has been taken out and runs now like a rally/race cat with no carpets . My poor poor car.
This is the heights,man!
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This is the heights,man!

Or should we say the depths ?
Seems like these are intelligent roads.
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I have my car parked in high ground inside my apt block, where the roads can't reach it!
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I have my car parked in high ground inside my apt block, where the roads can't reach it!

Hope it is not on the terrace, you will hamper the RWH system in your apartment block.
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Old 10th November 2009, 12:23   #39
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Welcome to Chennai bblost!

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wearing a rain coat and still getting soaked to the bone.

Obviously not a very good rain coat

BTW, how is the water situation south past thiruvanmiyur on ECR?

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Hope it is not on the terrace, you will hamper the RWH system in your apartment block.
Definitely not, it is out of bounds for anything other than drying of clothes!
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Old 10th November 2009, 13:40   #41
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It was raining heavily in Old Mahabalipuram Road Aka. Rajiv Gandhi Road in this morning. Traffic was bit of problem and the toll queued up for kilometers.

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Old 10th November 2009, 21:56   #42
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This is the heights,man!
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Or should we say the depths ?
Seems like these are intelligent roads.
Ok you jokers, its not exactly the roads "alone", you know combination of factors.

I would't have dared to challenge the flooded roads, since my bro is using the car now (as he sold his wagon R) he was feeling more "adventurous".

But feel the pain and cry with me, will ya ?
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Hi all

I had a gala time today travelling from adyar to nungambakkam

All roads flooded with water due to the non stop rain


I just love it ! (as long as the water level is below 1 ft)
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Old 6th December 2010, 11:57   #44
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Today Morning I drove to Velachery to drop my wife to office. Surprise!! Surprise in Velachery - Taramani Link road and OMR to Velachery Road. There was no traffic at all. Traffic was very well managed. So was wondering what happened suddenly today, then realised that the roads were completely submerged and nobody took these roads today morning . I felt the traffic in others parts from Adyar to T.Nagar to my office was less than usual.
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Old 6th December 2010, 13:06   #45
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I thought the traffic towards Koyambedu was not flowing at all. I was on my way towards the Thiruvika Industrial estate from Adyar and after i got onto the Kattipara flyover it actually took me 45 mins to get down off the bridge.
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