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Old 10th October 2009, 01:03   #1861
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Well, Its not like I hate the Highways.
I'd rater drive on the twisties. As for ECR, I don't really like the road/traffic.

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No no no, nothing personal.
Agreed man. Even I hate ECR till Mahabs.

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Point taken and accepted.
Now I'm seriously thinking of joining the Yercaud gang.
But you guys have to drive slow so that I can keep up.

BTW which route will we take ?
NH45 or NH4 to Salem ? Are there any other route ?
Try it man. You may like the drives again. Ofcourse nothing beats the twisties.

We will work out the route details after a final plan is put up.

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Yup Bala can we have them here please ?
Do we need that on the meet thread?

I will continue on the Yercaud round table.

@ Pras: Sorry man I haven't been able to contribute much to the Yercaud hotel search. Will really do some searching tonight and update you tommorow.
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Old 10th October 2009, 01:34   #1862
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You've obviously forgotten prasanna!! Thats why we recommend a litre of water every 10 minutes!

And do you remember the free fallin stories of our hero?
How can I forget the free falling stories?

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@ Pras: Sorry man I haven't been able to contribute much to the Yercaud hotel search. Will really do some searching tonight and update you tommorow.
No problems machi. I'm sure we can finalize something. Lets see how many guys are really in.
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Old 10th October 2009, 08:02   #1863
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Agreed man. Even I hate ECR till Mahabs.
ECR goes beyond Mahabalipuram?
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Old 10th October 2009, 12:04   #1864
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I thought Munnar is not a weekend trip. All we would end up doing is go up , take a U turn and get back. I think we might need atleast 3 days for a comfortable drive upto Munnar and back.
That coming from you Neo. I thought you love driving...sanely!

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ECR goes beyond Mahabalipuram?
ECR goes all the way to cuddalore, beyond pondy too!
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ECR goes all the way to cuddalore, beyond pondy too!
Sorry for the typo, I meant Pondy, not Mahabalipuram. Is it still ECR beyond Pondy or is it NH?

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Sorry for the typo, I meant Pondy, not Mahabalipuram. Is it still ECR beyond Pondy or is it NH?
It is SH - State highway.

Technically that highway goes all the way to Nagercoil, Kanyakumari..
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ECR goes beyond Mahabalipuram?
Originally, the ECR project was to upgrade the road from Chennai to Pondicherry. The scope now has been been extended all the way to Thoothukudi. I think it is complete in bits and pieces upto Ramnad. The Ramnad-Thoothukudi stretch is probably not yet done.

And this is a part of the State highway network : SH49.
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It is SH - State highway.

Technically that highway goes all the way to Nagercoil, Kanyakumari..
Thanks. But I have gone to my native place (Sirkazhi) a few times by road via Pondy (not me at the wheel,of course), and I think I saw some NH board beyond Cuddalore.

ECR itself is actually SH 47, and will be extended along the coast to Cuddalore-Nagapattinam-Vedaranyam-Ramnad-Sayal Kudi-Tuticorin-Tiruchendur-Kanyakumari. Roads exist between the above places, but there are missing links, which are benig connected to ultimately become one large ECR. I visit Tuticorin area frequently and have seen the work going on in the Tuticorin-Rameswaram road. When it is completed, Chennai-Tuticorin distance by road is expected to come down by 150 KM.

The existing road that goes via Chidambaram-Kumbakonam-Tanjore-Tirupathur and links up with the NH at Madurai is not part of the proposed ECR. Sorry for the OT.

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Come on folks! Lets plan for Munnar. I will arrange for a guest house which can accomodate 12+ people and yeah some sight seeing too
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Wow now we have jumped from Yercaud to Munnar :-)
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I am also in for munnar and yercaud.
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I do feel ECR is just a hype. Too much traffic, its just a fancy state highway with reflective paint. Yes 'highway' partrol, 'help phones' doesnt make it what it seems, you get shareautos all over the place, villages and its not really a wide road. Its just a hype. Not my own view, a friend who builds roads in India said the same! And past pondy its pathetic, you never know when, who, what or which idiot is going to cross the road. full of villages. Safe speed after pondy would be 60 - 80. Some ECR, wonder if anyone has noticed the no of share autos in view? must be aroud 10 if not more at most times. Just ranting! No offence. It used to be a nice quite drive. And with everyone wanting to dash off to pondy or mahabs, we cant go out on weekends!
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Guys we are drifting all over the place. Lets discuss and firm up one plan
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Come on folks! Lets plan for Munnar. I will arrange for a guest house which can accomodate 12+ people and yeah some sight seeing too
What is your usual fuel budget for Chennai-Munnar-Chennai?
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What is your usual fuel budget for Chennai-Munnar-Chennai?
Chennai-Munnar is approximately 550KMs!

My car consumes around 15KMPL on the highway. (550/15)*50= 1900/- INR.

For the CRDi/DDiS/MJD its going to be much more easy
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