Team-BHP > Buckle Up > Street Experiences


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 6th May 2018, 00:26   #3016
BHPian
 
Safety is Param's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: Cosmopolitan
Posts: 315
Thanked: 205 Times
Default

Regret the back to back messages, just wanted to close the loop on this -

IRCTC just solved the problem for me by sending the message below -

T.NO:12028 SBC-MAS EXP SCH TO LEAVE SBC AT 06:00 HRS ON 06-05-18 IS RESCH TO LEAVE SBC AT 11:30 HRS ON 06.05.18. PLS CONTACT 139/ENQ FOR CORRECT TIMINGS.

Will complete this journey by car tomorrow.
Safety is Param is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 6th May 2018, 00:36   #3017
Distinguished - BHPian
 
Thad E Ginathom's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Chennai
Posts: 8,615
Thanked: 10,347 Times
Default Re: Traffic and life on the road in Chennai

My wife was on the 5.30pm today (Saturday 5th May, posting just after midnight!). The train did not even reach Central Station until just before 10.00pm: departed 10.40.

Thad E Ginathom is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 6th May 2018, 01:42   #3018
BHPian
 
anandtheleo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Chennai
Posts: 369
Thanked: 211 Times
Default

My wife left yesterday morning on the Double decker at 7:30, reached in the night 7:30, after a detour to Tirutani.
anandtheleo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 6th May 2018, 03:07   #3019
Distinguished - BHPian
 
Thad E Ginathom's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Chennai
Posts: 8,615
Thanked: 10,347 Times
Default Re: Traffic and life on the road in Chennai

Quote:
after a detour
Detours? My wife could be anywhere right now, then! Hope she ends up in Bangalore within the next few hours...
Thad E Ginathom is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 7th May 2018, 10:03   #3020
Senior - BHPian
 
suresh_gs's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2014
Location: KA-01 / TN-22
Posts: 2,097
Thanked: 1,326 Times
Default Re: Traffic and life on the road in Chennai

Quote:
Originally Posted by anandtheleo View Post
My wife left yesterday morning on the Double decker at 7:30, reached in the night 7:30, after a detour to Tirutani.
I was supposed to travel to Chennai on 5th May night by train no. 12692. I booked the ticket beforehand and got the message that the train will run via Jolarpet, Katpadi, Tiruvannamalai, Villupuram and then join the Chennai-Trichy main line before reaching Chennai Egmore.
Not sure the reason for this diversion. I had to cancel the ticket due to other reasons though.
suresh_gs is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 7th May 2018, 10:26   #3021
Senior - BHPian
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Madras
Posts: 1,538
Thanked: 1,159 Times
Default Re: Traffic and life on the road in Chennai

Quote:
Originally Posted by suresh_gs View Post
Not sure the reason for this diversion.
The reason is posted in the previous page. It is due to some track maintenance near AJJ (Arakkonam).

There were also were multiple jams allover town when I was entering town on Saturday afternoon. Took me 2 hrs following unusual route home from Sriperumbudur.
narayans80 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 7th May 2018, 16:21   #3022
Distinguished - BHPian
 
Thad E Ginathom's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Chennai
Posts: 8,615
Thanked: 10,347 Times
Default Re: Traffic and life on the road in Chennai

Quote:
Originally Posted by Thad E Ginathom View Post
Detours? My wife could be anywhere right now, then! Hope she ends up in Bangalore within the next few hours...
No detour: the journey duration was normal. Just, it started five hours late.

Chaos. Debacle.
Thad E Ginathom is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10th May 2018, 13:21   #3023
Senior - BHPian
 
SJM1214's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2017
Location: Anand(GJ23)
Posts: 1,244
Thanked: 3,311 Times
Default Re: Traffic and life on the road in Chennai

Traffic police to go cashless for fines.

MAY 10, 2018 01:14 IST

Quote:
The Chennai city traffic police will be going hi-tech in terms of traffic fine collection. They are going cashless to put an end to allegations of bribery and misbehaviour by traffic policemen. Soon, they will be focussing on contactless enforcement.

A motorist, if caught for a traffic violation, will be provided with a challan. He/she can pay the fine through card, online payment with SBI, Paytm, Chennai Corporation E-Seva centres, post offices or at the court,” said a senior police officer.

On an average, the police registers 8,000 cases per day and the fine per motorist ranges from ₹500 to ₹1,000. However, there have been allegations of traffic policemen taking bribes from motorists.

To put an end to this, Commissioner A.K. Viswanathan will be launching the ‘cashless enforcement’ on Thursday. “This is part of the government’s e-governance initiative,” said a police officer.

The officer said that after this, traffic police constables will not collect cash.

“Strict action would be taken against policemen who carry unaccounted cash. We already had 100 card-swiping machines. But they were not being utilised,” said a police officer.
News Source : http://www.thehindu.com/news/nationa...le23829726.ece
SJM1214 is offline   (1) Thanks Reply With Quote
Old 10th May 2018, 17:53   #3024
Senior - BHPian
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Madras
Posts: 1,538
Thanked: 1,159 Times
Default Re: Traffic and life on the road in Chennai

Resurfacing in progress on the Saidapet bound side of Mount Road at Nandanam signal, looks like the Metro work atleast on one side of the road is complete. I saw the station work was going on the other side as well when I walked to Lanson Toyota last month, but the barricades are still on on that side of the road.

This article says DMS-Airport will be open in a month, let us C++
narayans80 is offline   (1) Thanks Reply With Quote
Old 15th May 2018, 22:55   #3025
BHPian
 
swiftdiesel's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: -
Posts: 977
Thanked: 1,253 Times
Default Re: Traffic and life on the road in Chennai

Hello everyone, I was wondering if there was an alternate route to by-pass the toll booths on OMR while driving in from Adyar. I need to travel to Thoraipakkam from Adyar everyday and would love to avoid these tolls if possible. Your help is much appreciated.
swiftdiesel is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 15th May 2018, 23:34   #3026
BHPian
 
Join Date: Jan 2015
Location: Chennai
Posts: 803
Thanked: 2,139 Times
Default Re: Traffic and life on the road in Chennai

Quote:
Originally Posted by hserus View Post
There actually is a legend that Vishnu in his Varaha form married 360 daughters of a local Rishi, all of whom merged together into the goddess of this temple.
Thanks for this input, just happened to see it. Well, my sceptical take on this temple is because of the yarn that the garland-sellers weave; they cite the name 'nithya-kalyana' to justify this reputation of this temple....

Anyways, I think I spotted you earlier tonight near Pallavaram. Please confirm!

http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/shifti...ml#post4400923
locusjag is offline   (1) Thanks Reply With Quote
Old 16th May 2018, 07:43   #3027
BHPian
 
varunanb's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2014
Location: Chennai
Posts: 185
Thanked: 159 Times
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by swiftdiesel View Post
Hello everyone, I was wondering if there was an alternate route to by-pass the toll booths on OMR while driving in from Adyar. I need to travel to Thoraipakkam from Adyar everyday and would love to avoid these tolls if possible. Your help is much appreciated.

Yes you can. Start in ecr and take a right at Neelankarai will lead you to Thoraipakkam. A little longer and heavy traffic compared to OMR. I don't think it is worth considering for daily drive. It's up to you.
varunanb is offline   (2) Thanks Reply With Quote
Old 16th May 2018, 07:46   #3028
Senior - BHPian
 
hserus's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2014
Location: Chennai
Posts: 3,104
Thanked: 4,069 Times
Default Re: Traffic and life on the road in Chennai

Quote:
Originally Posted by locusjag View Post
Thanks for this input, just happened to see it. Well, my sceptical take on this temple is because of the yarn that the garland-sellers weave; they cite the name 'nithya-kalyana' to justify this reputation of this temple....

Anyways, I think I spotted you earlier tonight near Pallavaram. Please confirm!
No no, the legend is part of the temple’s sthala puranam (story behind its establishment / claimed history), the garland vendors are just cashing in on the existing reputation.

And yes that’s a legit spot of my Scorpio.

Quote:
Originally Posted by varunanb View Post
Yes you can. Start in ecr and take a right at Neelankarai will lead you to Thoraipakkam. A little longer and heavy traffic compared to OMR. I don't think it is worth considering for daily drive. It's up to you.
The toll folks are glad to sell you an annual pass that works out rather cheaper. Ask at the office next to the toll gates.

Last edited by hserus : 16th May 2018 at 07:49.
hserus is offline   (3) Thanks Reply With Quote
Old 16th May 2018, 07:53   #3029
BHPian
 
varunanb's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2014
Location: Chennai
Posts: 185
Thanked: 159 Times
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by hserus View Post
The toll folks are glad to sell you an annual pass that works out rather cheaper. Ask at the office next to the toll gates.

You get an annual pass only for residents of OMR with a valid address proof. Not sure if you can get a subsidised pass if you work there but stay outside.
varunanb is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 16th May 2018, 08:45   #3030
Senior - BHPian
 
hserus's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2014
Location: Chennai
Posts: 3,104
Thanked: 4,069 Times
Default Re: Traffic and life on the road in Chennai

Quote:
Originally Posted by varunanb View Post
You get an annual pass only for residents of OMR with a valid address proof. Not sure if you can get a subsidised pass if you work there but stay outside.
Local residents get it for free after producing address proof. Others can buy a smart card pass for 60 trips in 30 days, for example.

http://itel.tnrdc.com/toll-rates/

Ask your office you can probably get it reimbursed.
hserus is offline   (2) Thanks Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Life's like that: Real life anecdotes Sam Kapasi Shifting gears 536 27th May 2019 17:38
Apollo launches Amazer 4G Life - Claimed life of 100,000 kms Tushar Tyre & Alloy wheel Section 12 26th June 2016 18:39
24 hour always-on road traffic signals on Chennai roads Murugan Street Experiences 15 30th March 2012 13:24
Hi folks. Life on the road in Chennai peak hour traffic! sterlingjames Street Experiences 7 11th November 2009 08:40
horrible traffic at bandra, linking road, s.v.road and around in mumbai Max Shifting gears 6 3rd June 2008 00:25


All times are GMT +5.5. The time now is 01:51.

Copyright ©2000 - 2019, Team-BHP.com
Proudly powered by E2E Networks