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Old 11th May 2024, 12:25   #3661
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Re: Traffic and life on the roads in Chennai

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Originally Posted by m8002? View Post
I was in Chennai last week and the cops have done a good job of streamlining the traffic on OMR.

They have removed signals in many of the choke points like Perungudi, thoraipakkam, Sholinganallur and eliminated the right turns. One has to go ahead straight, take a U turn and then take left. This has kept the traffic flowing even in peak hours.
The following 4 changes have significantly contributed to reduction in congestion on OMR. These changes should continue to exist.

1. Removal of toll plaza in Thoraipakkam & Perungudi
2. Removal of toll plaza in Navalur
3. A round-about style traffic movement in Sholinganallur junction (This is the no#1 change that reduced congestion)
4. A round-about style traffic movement in OMR-Pallavaram road junction (This is another critical change)

All of these together is easily saving me 30 minutes of travel time everyday!

Kudos to whomsoever who thought about items 3 & 4.
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