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Chennai (Madras) Cityscapes

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Chennai isthe 4th city in India and the gateway to the South and is thriving nowadays especially because of the IT boom. Although not known for high rises it has some interesting buildings from the British raj times to modern ones plus the ever famous Pallava architecture from the nearby historic Mahabalipuram village. Chennai is a good blend of tradition and relatively less poluted and greener !

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A few observations. The roads in Chennai are broad (due to the foresight of planners long ago), surface metal is smooth save a few areas dug up willy nilly. The city has also benefited from RWH (rain water harvesting), thereby increasing the green cover. A few drawbacks: sidewalks are mostly unusable, filthy and dangerous (electric transformers and such). They are steeply offset from the road making it rather difficult for someone to go up and down during each building entrance opening. The sidewalks also collect a fair amount of sand (yep the dreaded sand dunes) presenting a rather dirty unkempt street look.

Driving on the streets is still chaotic with no lane discipline. Street signs are sparse.
photos courtesy : pickledalice,

Nungambakkam, Chetpet, Egmore skyline

NH Road

Chennai Skyline
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Kovalam beach

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A Chennai poster! Hope you like it!
photos copyright anniyan, balu, ferrarifan and others

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Driving through Chennai-images

My last pic in this series for a while , till i return. RK Salai on a gloomy Sunday afternoon.
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Manapakkam - Mount Poonamalee Road

photo courtesy: arun_urakkadan,

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^^ kewl find nashcode!! Nice view of DLF too. :)

This is a pic of Pallavaram. Those buildings u/c are not of DLF IT Park ... which is in Manappakam and can be seen in the pic before the one of Pallavaram.
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