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Old 19th June 2020, 20:59   #3286
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Rhetorical question #2 - Why do you think they came here in the first place?
And how much more does he think employers would have been paying workers? And how they are going to struggle now those people have gone home.
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How’s the scene outside your home? Do people adhere to the self imposed lockdown?
This is the scene at 7:30 PM yesterday on the ever busy Madambakkam Main Road, branching out of Tambaram- Velachery Main Road. Sorry for the pic clarity
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Old 2nd August 2020, 12:11   #3288
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Toll collections have started on OMR road in Chennai. Also there are dedicated FASTAG lanes. For people who have Local Resident Pass(LRP), any idea how to link LRP to Fastag so that they are not charged for using fastag lanes?
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Toll collections have started on OMR road in Chennai. Also there are dedicated FASTAG lanes. For people who have Local Resident Pass(LRP), any idea how to link LRP to Fastag so that they are not charged for using fastag lanes?
Toll collection on ECR has also begun. For LRP, they're currently following the old system where we go ahead and physically hand over the LRP card to the toll booth operator.

It would be interesting to see the integration of LRP and Fastag.

Additionally, the ECR-Kelambakkam Road is being widened and it seems like they will be adding one more toll booth on each side. Much needed!
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Toll collections have started on OMR road in Chennai. Also there are dedicated FASTAG lanes. For people who have Local Resident Pass(LRP), any idea how to link LRP to Fastag so that they are not charged for using fastag lanes?
Contact the toll operator's office at the Perungudi end of the tollgate.
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Contact the toll operator's office at the Perungudi end of the tollgate.
I checked at the Perungudi toll plaza office, they mentioned that LRP and FASTAG linkage will be done in about a month "automatically", till then LRP holders should use CASH ONLY lanes. I repeatedly asked them if we as users have to do anything in the linkage process, they replied in negative. Im not sure how the linkage will happen automatically. Any views on this?
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I checked at the Perungudi toll plaza office, they mentioned that LRP and FASTAG linkage will be done in about a month "automatically",
Most likely just based on the car license number.
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Most likely just based on the car license number.
Yes even i thought so. In that case will they "debit" the toll amount from Fastag balance and "reimburse" later or at run time itself will it recognise the fastag as an LRP, is what is to be seen. I will test it after about a month and see.
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Yes even i thought so. In that case will they "debit" the toll amount from Fastag balance and "reimburse" later or at run time itself will it recognise the fastag as an LRP, is what is to be seen. I will test it after about a month and see.
Me too waiting for the solution. I would guess, if both are linked, when we pass through Fastag lanes, it would recognise the LRP and will let go without any debit. That is how it should be programmed in my opinion.

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Went out yesterday for the first time in four months for a necessary doctor visit. While we were out we just drove around a couple of sentimental sites and took a look at the sea from the car. All within 10km. Late afternoon, early evening.

It was amazing! There was very little traffic, and almost all of it was driving within bounds of sanity. It was like driving here around twelve years ago, when the huge expansion in number of vehicles just got started. I even drove around the Kapaleeswara Mada Streets without any major jam.

Obviously it isn't going to stay this way. Selfish pleasure aside, I have to say I hope it isn't, because, like most, I really want us to be able to return to our normal lives.
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