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Old 3rd October 2008, 13:46   #106
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Funny. You want me to get pulled over and sent away to Guantanamo, don't you?.. I've been thinking about it.
You could ask your wife to drive or you can ask her to take the snaps. Unless you are fooling us about living in NY & just slipping into kasimedu for 2 months to take a break from us monotonous C-BHPians.

Ok, here are few snaps to keep this thread going.
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Old 23rd October 2008, 10:53   #107
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Yes. It is the i20. The driver was speeding like crazy, else i would have got a better shot of the car.
Once I chased a covered up Getz, which was being shielded by two sonata's all the way from Vellore to Kanchipuram byepass. It went to a stage where the guys stopped there car to prevent me taking a snap. Did I leave? I waited for half an hour at a point about 1/2 a km away to snap it. As a matter of fact I have had 3 scoops published till date, Getz, Ford Fiesta variant, Tvs Scooty Teenz.
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Old 5th November 2008, 11:53   #108
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Will try to keep this thread going, unfortunately the pictures taken by me could be biased by my thoughts sorry for that. Most pics taken through 6210
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For a city that has had its share of water scarcity, not to forget the almost summer conditions through out the year and a very short monsoon span, Chennai has a lot of greenery in the traffic islands, which even cities like Bangalore cannot claim. Over the course of last one year since I came back to Chennai from Bangalore I have noticed that most of these seem to be maintained well as well.

Near K4 Police Station, Anna Nagar
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Spur Tank Road Jn. at Egmore
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Old 5th November 2008, 12:17   #109
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For a city that has had its share of water scarcity, not to forget the almost summer conditions through out the year and a very short monsoon span, Chennai has a lot of greenery in the traffic islands, which even cities like Bangalore cannot claim. Over the course of last one year since I came back to Chennai from Bangalore I have noticed that most of these seem to be maintained well as well.
Very true srikanth. Not just the traffic islands, even the roadsides & everywhere. I was surprised the first time I saw Chennai on Google maps, it is covered with green. Since the ban on hoardings, chennai is much more green now.
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Just got this in mail. Will be useful, not sure if it already there.
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Just got this in mail. Will be useful, not sure if it already there.
Here is a jpg version of it.
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Has anyone noticed the newly built flyover near airport. In the evening and night it looks like a picnic spot. Most of the motorist stop over the flyover to get the full view of the airport!

Now 2 traffic constables has been posted on top of the flyover to stop people parking their car on top of the flyover.
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Just got this in mail. Will be useful, not sure if it already there.
How true.. A big flyover with no sign boards ..So you need a pdf to look for directions.
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Has anyone noticed the newly built flyover near airport. In the evening and night it looks like a picnic spot. Most of the motorist stop over the flyover to get the full view of the airport!

Now 2 traffic constables has been posted on top of the flyover to stop people parking their car on top of the flyover.
I went past this spot last week and i thought that a filmshooting must be going on to attract such a crowd. The police presence seemed to confirm this but only after reading your post i understood the real reason
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I went past this spot last week and i thought that a filmshooting must be going on to attract such a crowd. The police presence seemed to confirm this but only after reading your post i understood the real reason
the same matter is reproted in almost all the news channels some weeks back. the view must be good but a security threat may be imminent
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Those who can read tamil would enjoy this, on the back of a share auto or as they call meter taxi

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can you translate ?
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Unless you are fooling us about living in NY & just slipping into kasimedu for 2 months to take a break from us monotonous C-BHPians.
Ok Nick, now that the truth is out of the bag, where in kasimedu are you? BTW, you have a good accent for a kasimedu return eh?

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Most of the motorist stop over the flyover to get the full view of the airport!

Now 2 traffic constables has been posted on top of the flyover to stop people parking their car on top of the flyover.
Yeah, it rarely works, I cross that everyday and its scary to see idiots standing in the middle of a flyover and that too with all kinds of vehicles literally blocking 1 or 2 lanes.

We are like pigs, you know, 1 pig stops to look and all the others do the same, Extremely frustrating


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can you translate ?
"There is no temple better than Mother
There is no God like Tamilnadu Signals"

the first one is an old saying in tamil!

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How true.. A big flyover with no sign boards ..So you need a pdf to look for directions.
There was a news that a motorist was killed on the flyover, on the same day it was opened. without the sign-boards on those initial days, this guy was travelling on a opposite direction, early in the morning and got hit..

There was a big hue and cry, and they installed sign boards in a hurry.
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