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Saturday, December 12, 2009

Chennai Roadies

Sharing a few photos clicked on the roads of Chennai. These are clicked over a period of time. You may have to click on them for a closer look.
1. A Honda City nicely modified into a 2-door convertible…Honda-city-convertible 2. Auto displays “Invalid Carriage”-whatever that means… Same auto had an unusual transmission: Gear lever as in bigger vehicles…
auto-invalid-carriage auto-manual-transmission
3. Another auto suffers due to “Operator Overloading”.. lifts itself up while negotiating a slightly uphill ride…
auto-lifts-up auto-overloading
4. Uprooted? A cycle found abandoned upside down with a wheel missing
cycle 5. Off-roading? Clicked few months ago when I was teaching car driving to a friend on the outskirts of Chenai city- we found an Alto that fell into the pit…
offroading6. Flooded streets: This year there wasn't much rain in Chennai. Below is a snap clicked last year, LB Road, Tiruvanmiyur. Its an annual routine where most of Chennai’s subways, low lying areas and roads get submerged in water every year..
floods20087. Keys for grabs:
Spotted while I was walking to office: A Fast Track call taxi driver had gone somewhere leaving the keys for grabs at the door…For a moment I evaluated my prospect of driving to office that day, but later continued to walk…
Fasttrack-city-taxi
8. Found on ECR: A nice big Honda Accord, Karnataka Registered and Belonging to Avis... Asked driver if it is available for self drive... Driver said yes, but said the cost is Rs 22,000 per day. Not sure if he is correct-Usually Avis doesn't give top end cars to individuals-they rent it only under corporate contract
9. Someone's getting down in style...

10. Wrong side: Not everyone cares to drive all the way to Madhya Kailash and take a U turn, covering 6+kms unnecessarily, while one can drive in wrong way for few hundred meters to reach their destination. Common scene near Tidel Park Signal
11. 2 B.E or Not to B.E?
12. Lock on... (read more about this here)
 two vehicles chain locked
Other Chennai related posts: Chennai MTC Volvo buses * Ticketing in MTC buses * Left half for ladies * How to avoid footboard travel *

Places near Chennai: Gingee fort * Alamparai * Yercaud * Talakona * Hogenakkal *

24 comments:

Mohan said...

Nice Collection Shri.. I liked the operator overloading stuff :)

Shrinidhi Hande said...

Thanks Mohan.
I've added one more at the end

Jennifer said...

Interesting photologue.

Incidentally, Hondas and for that matter Japanese cars are hard to find for rentals in US.. Honda Accords are very popular cars among Desis in America for purchase. That rate is quite steep- wow!!

Trails of a Traveler said...

I think I know where the Alto incident happened

Mridula said...

And I am obsessed with which of your pictures carry copyright and which don't. Sigh, this will take some time to wear off.

Tarun Mitra said...

Nice collection of pics....
@ Pic 2....that auto is meant for people with some disability..there are few in Delhi also..

@Pic 3...this one is and can be dangerous...I once had a lucky escape when an auto with logs almost tipped over my legs..

@ Mridula...hahhahaa

Shrinidhi Hande said...

Jennifer,
ok, thanks for the insights... I had another photo of a Honda City being transported on a truck-couldn't find that image...

Ram,
I bet you know...

Mridula..
All are copyright protected...

Tarun,
thanks for that additional info. Guess those autos are for those who do not have left hand fully operational?

All, I've added a few more photos at the end

Lakshmi said...

some cool pics there..

Shrinidhi Hande said...

Thanks Lakshmi

Anala Bhyrapur said...

nice collection...

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Shrinidhi Hande said...

Thanks Anala

Lunatic said...

Nice snaps Shrinidhi.

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Shrinidhi Hande said...

Janit
Thanks

Bath, stop spamming-your links wont work...

Shareng said...

Shrinidhi, youve got a nice collection there..

but i do not find anything humourous about INVALID CARRIAGE..

invalid means handicapped/disabled..

I guess its pretty fine for a disabled guy to have an autrick to move around
;)

good work on the whole..
=)

Shrinidhi Hande said...

Shareng,
Appreciate your inputs

Anonymous said...

dude itz not a hona city...itz a maruti baleno

Shrinidhi Hande said...

Don't think so...

Shrinidhi Hande said...

Don't think so...

Anonymous said...

Nice site, nice and easy on the eyes and great content too.

Rifaq said...

The Swift Looks nice and I thought the first car with yellow lightening strikes is opel Astra,I am rite

Shrinidhi Hande said...

Rifaq: WHere is Swift?

First one is Honda city

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