Driving To Chennai: What Roads To Take

Thanks to Freddy Koikaran, we have detailed information on how to reach Chennai and what roads to take. Please read this and share, and this may just save someone’s life:

Sourced from Freddy’s post on Facebook:

I was in Kanchipuram and drove into Chennai today and have reached home safely at Perungudi. For the benefit of those who need to venture out, I am providing details of the route I drove.

Firstly thanks to Aanchal, Avis, and Vaani for sharing this info with me, so that I could get home, and check on my family, who have been dealing with this weather for the last 2 weeks on their own.

1. Kanchipuram to Koyembedu: the road is quite good. There are areas that have potholes, but no water logging at all.
2. Maduravoil flyover: you cannot head towards Tambaram, so avoid the flyover completely.
3. Koyembedu flyover to Chetpet Bridge: Absolutely no problem on the roads.
4. Chetpet Bridge to Gemini: again, no problem, except for a bit of water logging on Nungambakkam High Road.
5. Gemini to TTK Road signal: no problem.
6. TTK Road signal to RA Puram: no problem, but a bit of water logging near Billroth Hospital.
7. DO NOT HEAD TOWARDS KOTTURPURAM BRIDGE, AS IT HAS BEEN CLOSED. There is significant water logging on the stretch from Greenways Road signal to Boat Club area.
8. Billroth Hospital signal to Music College via Mylapore: no problem except for a bit of water logging near the playground next to Music College.
9. Adyar Bridge: no problem, but the Adyar Flyover is closed.
10. Adyar signal to Thiruvanmiyur signal: no problem.
11. THIS IS THE PROBLEM AREA: heavy water logging towards Buckingham Canal AND towards Tidel Park SIGNAL (basically the only 2 options to reach the OMR). I opted for the Tidel Park signal and almost got stuck in the water.
12. If you safely cross to the OMR, the road is motorable up to the Perungudi toll plaza.

THIS IS ALL FIRSTHAND INFORMATION, AS I DROVE THIS ROUTE THIS MORNING, AND MADE NUMEROUS DETOURS TO FINALLY GET HOME. PLEASE SHARE THIS INFO WITH

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37 thoughts on “Driving To Chennai: What Roads To Take

  1. Thambaram to Ambatur , full traffic jam two wheelers can go on opposite side , 4 water crossing are there upto 7.pm with min of 2.5ft water flow , after madhuravoyul one water crossing where bike can manage where water level is upto petrol tank. to reach guindy metro train is the only option from cmbt

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  2. How does one get from chennai to Bangalore. I have a few friends who are trying to go till things become normal. Their areas are flooded but they can get to some areas via ola boats. Please advise.

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    • my brother and family are travelling now to Bangalore. The route is Guindy- beach road- Gst road-tambaram-chengalpettu-dindivanam-vizhupuram. They have reached Salem now.

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  3. Cud anybody pls suggest if taking old madras road from Bangalore to Chennai is good to go. We are planning to take a water generating truck which can produce about 20000 liters of water everyday.
    Anybody who can guide can reach me on 9008333000. Sumit

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  4. This is a good intiative. Can someone update on the roads condition to reach Velachery from Kanchipuram/Koyambedu(from Bangalore) ?Any update on the road condition of Velachery Vijayanagar road / Velachery MRTS road ?

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  5. Iam planning to drive and pick my brother from Chengelpet near sreperumbudur is it best to take Ah43 and Ah45 road I see construction sign on google maps can I still drive and are the roads OK ..krishnagiri to ambur to kancheepuram to sreperumbudur?

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  6. I’m Stranded in Bangalore. How do I get to tambaram? Is it advisable to take a bus from bangalore? And even if I reach chennai how do I get to Tambaram?
    P.s: my house is in East Tambaram which is not as flooded as west tambaram.

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  7. Which route can been taken to get out of IITM to reach Koyembedu and from there the safest route to Bangalore. Please help me the details

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      • Hi Roopa,
        My brother will be reaching on Sat, 5th morning now as he could not get tickets. My contact number is 9663789906. Please let me know how to contact you.

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      • I need to go to chennai, stuck in delhi. would be great if you can offer a ride, 9176622593. i am based out of mylapore/mandaveli

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    • I am stuck in Delhi, need to get home to chennai. Need to get to mylapore/mandavel. I am planning to fly to Bangalore of there are taxi/share car options. Pls let know if you find something.

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  8. How to Reach Sriperumpudur from Velachary 100ft road. My Brother & group want to reach bangalore and i’m planning to pick them from sriperumpudur. Any advise would be of great help.

    Thanks
    Anand

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  9. Update at 10 pm, 3rd Dec. Buses are plying to Chennai (Koymebedu) from Blr. My cousin has booked a ticket for morning departure (6.30 am). Weather reports say heavy rains expected through the night. Keeping fingers crossed…….

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  10. My brother and family left from Kodambakkam today (3.12.2015) to Bangalore. The route they took is – Kodambakkam-hit 100 feet road-vadapalani-right turn before koyambedu(at the flyover take left) – Guindy-Beach road-GST road-Tambaram_Chengalpattu-Dindivanam-Vizhupuram- Salem-Bangalore. They have reached till Salem so far.

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  11. Happy to volunteer 5 cars and drivers to commute between BLR and Chennai. If somebody wants to drop supplies to be delivered to Chennai; we can do that and pick up people that want to come to Bangalore from Chennai reverse.
    Can also accomodate 10 people in Bangalore – Banashankari 2nd stage. Contact Santhosh at +919538477108

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    • Hi, My friend who is a doctor is arriving in Bangalore today and wants to hitch a ride over the weekend to Chennai for some relief work and medical assistance, would there be any space in your vehicle? Please let me know -9741416300

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      • Shriya, sorry for the delayed response. The messages have been over-whelming. Yes, there should be room in one of our cars to get from Bangalore to Chennai. My friend, Santhosh, who is coordinating will reach out to you to give a ride to your friend. Thanks.

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  12. Offer for ride
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    My brother and I plan to leave Bangalore (Koramangala 6 block) around 4 am on Sat (Dec 5) morning. I drive an Innova can offer rides for 5 more people. At Chennai, we would go to Nanganallur. You can reach on my email (preferred) or mobile – 99001 91720. I would also get in touch with Santhosh later on Fri evening.

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  13. My sister and family is stuck in Navalur – Thalambur area and planning to travel to Bangalore. What’s the safest route to travel by car?

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