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Old 31st January 2009, 19:39   #181
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Another Observation: Even though some of the roads are relatively narrow, there are no huge traffic jams due to sensible driving.
Oh yes Sir, Chennai has cool Chennai-ites, who are warm to others as the weather is!

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Old 2nd February 2009, 11:11   #182
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I thought hoardings were removed from Chennai, but in the pics posted by nick, i noticed hoardings.
Those are private hoardings looking inside their premises. BTW, that is the satyam theatre complex.

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3. Accent Police Cars look good - but how effective are they? Can someone throw light?

Raja
They just cruise around clearing roads & generally maintaining smooth flow of traffic.

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What exactly is hoarding?

Man those advertisement boards are HUUGE!

Your answer is in your post itself.
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Accent Police Cars look good - but how effective are they? Can someone throw light?
Well, all show and no go, like one of our esteemed chennai tbhp-ians (hint: he is crazy about cop cars - all 3 of his cars are used by cops) learnt after buying it.

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What exactly is hoarding?
Same as what is called a 'billboard' in the US.

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I used to see some Auto races happening near Triplicane few years back. Do they still have those?
Well, the auto-guys in Chennai are always in race mode - don't matter whether it is Triplicane or Gummidipoondi. But the real races with high stakes happen on the ECR post midnight I hear.
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Old 16th February 2009, 20:20   #184
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nick, please post more Chennai pics soon! I miss my Chennai!
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Old 17th February 2009, 10:10   #185
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nick, please post more Chennai pics soon! I miss my Chennai!
Just to address your home-sickness, here come some pics I took 2 weeks ago. @nick, hope you don't mind my brief encroachment on your thread.

These were taken with my wife's SE phone-cam - so pic quality is just so-so even though it is supposed to be 3.2 MP and all that bull.

1) A view of 'Napier's Bridge' from Island Grounds (Theevu Thidal). This bridge is near Madras University and provides access to the Marina from Chennai Central side. Has figured in Mani Ratnam's movie 'Ayudha Ezhuthu' and am sure in many other movies.
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2) A view of the dome of Madras University building - again taken from Island grounds.
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3) Some rides at the fair that is currently on at Island Grounds.
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4) The go-karting track at Island Grounds.
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5) A view of the recently renovated park on Haddows Road. Well maintained, with nice paintings on all walls, a nice walking corridor, couple of shuttle-badminton courts, free yoga, kids play area etc etc. Really nice. With a better camera and at another time of the day, would make for a good photo-shoot.
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6) A palm tree fully covered by another tree. This is at Children's Park, Guindy.
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Nice pics. Here's some more for now. I will update this thread with more pics later.
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thank you supremebaleno!

nice photos, eagerly waiting to be back to chennai in june.
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Nice picture Nick. Here are few pics (Airport Flyover & Katipara Flyover( from my side...

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Old 23rd February 2009, 11:28   #189
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Well, all show and no go, like one of our esteemed chennai tbhp-ians (hint: he is crazy about cop cars - all 3 of his cars are used by cops) learnt after buying it.
The fact is that all his cars beat the **** out of your baleno!! Wanna Bet?

BTW, heard his private fleet has reduced now!
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@mail4loys : is that a traffic jam on kathipara flyover ? I thought the traffic condns had improved after the new flyovers.
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the traffic jam occurs on the flyover if any moron driving does not know how to read the signs and stick to his lane!

I use it almost 5 times a week and can say that the 45 minutes traffic jam at the junction has reduced to a 40 seconds drive for me!
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Tell me about it, Vikram! Yesterday, one such moron was reversing on the Kathipara grade separator because he missed his exit. Thereby causing a mini traffic jam for a few minutes.
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Oh Hrishi, I've seen nasty escapes as well as accidents because of these ignorant people.

BTW, you in chennai?
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Oh Hrishi, I've seen nasty escapes as well as accidents because of these ignorant people.

BTW, you in chennai?
No sir, back in Bangalore at 1:30 this morning.
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Old 24th February 2009, 12:06   #195
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The Lucas flyover has similarly saved about 15 minutes on my daily commute time, though its far more dangerous if people dont see the signs properly because its one major aerial round about at this junction.
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