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Old February 11th, 2012, 12:56 AM   #1001
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Traffic conjection at 100 feet road is increasing day by day. To avoid this why all mofusal bus, omni buses banned from tambaram to cmbt via guindy. They all should come only thru maduravayal which reduces lot of problems in 100 feet road.

When I cross vadapani junction around 6 in the morning, our company bus has to wait nearly 15 mints. Then I found all SETC, TNSTC and omni busses are lined up there in 100 feet road.

Hope this can be handled easily by our traffic police.
i think there was a rule in the previous rule that heavy vehicles cannot ply into that 100 feet road during peak hours. But rule lifted now i think. And besides the new Maduravayul bypass is also not that wide enough to accommodate those busses. One thing or the other needs to be compromised.
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Old February 11th, 2012, 05:20 AM   #1002
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I think the rule is still there...but relaxed during late nights / early mornings.
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Old February 11th, 2012, 06:16 PM   #1003
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With that said, 100 feet road is not 100 feet now!! It is hardly 50ft. Not just bcos of the metro construction, mainly bcos of encroachments..!! Especially in areas near CMBT, Vadapalani signal, Ashok pillar, Kasi theatre. Platform hawkers, haphazard parking and so many disturbing elements are present throughout these areas.. It is so tiring to drive!!

Even after Metro works get completed this road will not return to its proposed 100 feet width, may be 80 feet..
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Old February 11th, 2012, 06:55 PM   #1004
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With that said, 100 feet road is not 100 feet now!! It is hardly 50ft. Not just bcos of the metro construction, mainly bcos of encroachments..!! Especially in areas near CMBT, Vadapalani signal, Ashok pillar, Kasi theatre. Platform hawkers, haphazard parking and so many disturbing elements are present throughout these areas.. It is so tiring to drive!!

Even after Metro works get completed this road will not return to its proposed 100 feet width, may be 80 feet..
kanna ladoo thinga aasaiya?? 100 feet road summa perukku dhan
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Old February 11th, 2012, 07:21 PM   #1005
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Except vadapalani signal & bridge over adyar, IRR is actually 100ft. kasi theatre, hotchips areas getting choked due to road side parking. Best solution is to provide service road complete stretch.
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Old February 12th, 2012, 11:35 AM   #1006
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Ada poanga officer!! Main road eh inga service road size ku dhan irukku.. Neenga onnum comedy geemady pannaliye???
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Old February 12th, 2012, 12:03 PM   #1007
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Free parking likely to go

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Free parking of vehicles wherever you want may become a thing of past if the Chennai Unified Metropolitan Transport Authority (CUMTA) has its way.

According to sources, the State government is planning to bring in amendments to the CUMTA Act by incorporating a unified parking policy, that also includes fixing of fees.

Those parking vehicles on the roadside and other allotted areas will have to pay a “market-based fee” if the proposals are given green signal, the sources added.

The idea is to make optimal use of the existing parking areas, the sources said adding that parking meters, similar to the ones installed in T-Nagar, may be introduced in other areas.

The Chennai Unified Metropolitan Transport Authority, which held its first meeting after it got the State Assembly approval in 2010, is planning to bring in several amendments to the CUMTA Act.

Interestingly, Chennai Comprehensive Traffic and Transportation Study has suggested construction of multi-level parking lots at six locations. That includes construction of multi-level parking by Corporation of Chennai at Wallace Garden, Greams Lane.

Sources said the meeting also stressed on the need for a separate entity and dedicated funding for CUMTA.
CUMTA is also planning to enhance the visibility and image of Mass Rapid Transit System (MRTS) which is under-utilised, poorly designed and lacks maintenance.


The meeting also discussed the potential of the vacant built-space in MRTS stations to be exploited for improving revenue.

CUMTA is also exploring the possibility of introducing National Common Mobility Card (NCMC) ‘More’ as a common ticket to travel both in rail and bus.
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Old February 12th, 2012, 02:48 PM   #1008
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Ada poanga officer!! Main road eh inga service road size ku dhan irukku.. Neenga onnum comedy geemady pannaliye???
comedy illa boss it is fact. venumna inch tape vachu alandhu parunga
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Old February 12th, 2012, 04:39 PM   #1009
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comedy illa boss it is fact. venumna inch tape vachu alandhu parunga
I wish I could But having service road on both sides requires at least 40 ft dedicated for that alone (both sides included).. But if it is done, it will benefit the traffic no end!! Prime example is Mt Road.. In areas like Spencer's signal, I just can't imagine the situation without service roads!
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Old February 12th, 2012, 10:42 PM   #1010
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Port Trust to set up multi-level parking facility

http://www.thehindu.com/news/cities/...cle2886502.ece

Visiting the harbour or Custom House on a working day for conducting business transactions is a daunting task for many, as finding parking slots on Rajaji Salai, NSC Bose Road and Second Line Beach is a near impossible thing. Instead, the port users have started to travel by train or bus to Parry's corner.

All this may soon become a thing of past with the Chennai Port Trust (ChPT) planning to set up a mechanised multi-level car parking facility for common users on Rajaji Salai, one that can easily accommodate up to 100 four-wheelers and 65 two-wheelers.

ChPT has invited Expressions of Interest from private parties and February 23 is the last date for submission. To be developed on Public-Private Partnership route, the Rs.7.50 crore project will be developed on design, build, finance, operate and transfer (DBFOT) basis.

Talking to The Hindu, a ChPT official said, “We are in the process of implementing about 10 to 15 projects, taking into consideration overall development of the harbour. This project is meant to take care of the parking space constraints of port users, agents and the general public from Parry's Corner to Clive Battery. It will come adjacent to gate no.5 and the super-specialty diabetic centre of Chennai Port and opposite Custom House.”

According to the official, scores of people visit the port every day and the nearby Custom House, Chennai Collectorate and GPO among other places. “We will provide the developers an open space of about 6,500 sq.ft area to develop multi-level car parking at permissible FSI. The developer has to obtain statutory approval from CMDA and Chennai Corporation and clearances relating to Coastal Regulation zone, environment and pollution. The project will be completed within 12 months. If it is successful, we may think of putting up a few more multi-level car parking facilities in that area as we have several old buildings to spare,” he said.
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Old February 12th, 2012, 10:45 PM   #1011
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Old February 13th, 2012, 11:56 AM   #1012
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Old February 13th, 2012, 01:42 PM   #1013
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Excellent move. Hope it becomes a reality.
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Old February 17th, 2012, 07:36 PM   #1014
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Traffic improvement plan to be implemented soon


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A comprehensive transport strategy will soon be adopted for Chennai with the Unified Metropolitan Transport Authority (CUMTA) starting to function, according to the Tamil Nadu Housing Secretary, Mr Phanindra Reddy.

Addressing media persons following the inaugural of Fairpro 2012, a property fair organised by the Confederation of Real Estate Developers Associations of India (Credai), he said the first meeting of the UMTA was held recently and a Executive Committee led by the Chief Secretary is to be constituted.

This would meet frequently to expedite the comprehensive transport strategy, he said.

The transport authority is to streamline and coordinate the various agencies handling the existing transport infrastructure.

The State Government has enacted the Chennai Unified Metropolitan Transport Authority Act 2010 providing for the creation of the authority to integrate all the modes of transport in Chennai, including buses, local trains, the MRTS (Mass Rapid Transit System), and the Metro Rail to provide seamless connectivity across the entire network.

He said the Tamil Nadu Housing Department is working on speeding up plan approvals and streamlining procedures.Some of the steps relating to expediting document scrutiny have helped cut down a few months of waiting time for developers. Since last June over 30 large projects that had been pending have been cleared – over 20 have been approved and the others have been rejected or more explanations sought, he said.

Fairpro 2012 is the fifth edition of the annual property fair by Credai in Chennai.

The three-day event showcases over 250 residential projects by over 65 developers.

A unique feature is that all the projects have been vetted for approval procedures and legal documents to ensure a hassle free investment for the buyers, said Mr T. Chitty Babu, President, Credai-Chennai.
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Old February 17th, 2012, 10:47 PM   #1015
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CUMTA again in the news!!!
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Old February 21st, 2012, 06:27 AM   #1016
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CHENNAI, February 21, 2012 Faltering traffic signals make motorists see red

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Why do so many of the city's traffic signals malfunction so often? That is a question that has been festering for several months in the minds of motorists such as Deepak Ramalingam, one of the 33 lakh vehicle users in the city.

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A fortnight ago, he saw a two-wheeler rider getting thrown off his bike as he tried to evade an oncoming lorry at the Rajakilpakkam junction in Tambaram. “The signal at the junction has not been working for more than three months,” he says. “I have complained many times, but nothing is happening.”

The case is far from unique. In at least 11 of the 270 traffic junctions in the city, the signals are blank for the past 3 or 4 months. Many others switch off during the cyclic power outages that sweep through the city daily. “So many traffic lights are not working these days that people are getting used to not following them,” Mr.Ramalingam says.

But behind the non-functional signals lies an intriguing story. It all begins in the middle of 2010 when the traffic police suddenly realised that CMS Traffic Systems Ltd., which had been maintaining the signals in the city for 20 years, had been quoting a rather high estimate to rectify any fault in the signal systems.

By the summer of 2011, the traffic police discovered that all signal cable-related problems, which involves the replacement of high cost underground cables, seemed to happen beyond the 30 metre zone. “Many signals were not working, but the fault was always at a point 32 metres or 34 metres from the signal junction,” the official said.

A volatile back-and-forth ensued between the police and CMS. Most signals in the city were left unattended in the meantime. Coupled with the power crisis, too many signals were rendered as mere props on the road.

In the last few weeks of 2011, police officials say that signals at 20 junctions were hurriedly set right. But there were “some problems” with at least 40 more junctions, sources in the traffic police said. While the police control room recorded 10 defective signals on average each day in 2011, it had become 30 a day as 2012 loomed. “It has been a real pain in the neck. The monopoly of one company has affected the city,” the senior official said.

CMS was paid Rs.18 lakh last year for its services. On its part, the company says that most of the city's traffic signal infrastructure is 15-20 years old and the traffic police never bothered to replace them. “There are just too many signals that develop a fault and the traffic police spend a mere Rs.25 per signal per day on maintenance,” says Sivagami Sundari, regional head of CMS.

A new company has bagged the signal maintenance work in Chennai this year, making the city one of the few metropolises in India where CMS is not in control of the traffic infrastructure.

Delhi Traffic Police Joint Commissioner Satyendra Garg says that governments must put adequate safeguards while allowing private companies to deliver a public service.

“The traffic signal system is the weakest link in traffic management,” he says. “Indian cities require a world-class system. The number of signals that have a fault should never be more than one per cent. Usually, police departments are forced to select between two equally bad players. It mirrors the experience of the Indian voter. By default, someone else gets selected. We are not getting what we should get… what the city deserves. Major cities deserve much better.”
Source: The Hindu, Chennai edition, dated 21-Feb-2012

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Old February 22nd, 2012, 05:28 AM   #1017
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Traffic signal status

Its really sad to know that due to power problems the traffic signals are not working. like a generator is provided for cell phone towers why cant an alternative is done for traffic signals. might be an invertor?

to my knowledge, the signal in power house at kodambakkam did not function for more than a month continiously. no one bothers about it.
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Traffic signals (especially the LED ones) do not consume much power and can work on solar power backed up by batteries. As usual, our babus will appoint project consultant, prepare DPR, await sanction, tender and re-tender multiple times and finally choose a dubakoor who will do sub-standard work and all the money will go waste. 5 years down the line, the same process will get repeated!
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Traffic signals (especially the LED ones) do not consume much power and can work on solar power backed up by batteries. As usual, our babus will appoint project consultant, prepare DPR, await sanction, tender and re-tender multiple times and finally choose a dubakoor who will do sub-standard work and all the money will go waste. 5 years down the line, the same process will get repeated!

100000 times true. instead everything can be given to private. Maintenance and service can be done. In return 24/7 signals should be available.

btw.. what happend to that temp signals introduced? i belive it is meant for such kind of situation
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Traffic signals (especially the LED ones) do not consume much power and can work on solar power backed up by batteries. As usual, our babus will appoint project consultant, prepare DPR, await sanction, tender and re-tender multiple times and finally choose a dubakoor who will do sub-standard work and all the money will go waste. 5 years down the line, the same process will get repeated!


100000 times true. instead everything can be given to private. Maintenance and service can be done. In return 24/7 signals should be available.

btw.. what happend to that temp signals introduced? i belive it is meant for such kind of situation
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