Sunday, August 3, 2008

For your information

Yesterday, the traffic routing through Chamiers Road, Cenotaph Road and Mount Road was shuffled around a bit. This, they say, is the first step to building a flyover / grade separator (??!)at the entrance to Turnbulls Road. The flyover itself something that has been spoken about for a long time; initially planned on Chamiers Road, it has now been turned around 90-degrees and will take off from Cenotaph Road to land on Turnbulls Road.

So, since last morning, both the 'C' Roads have been swarming with policemen. Basically, traffic is now one-way on both of them; The good thing - for me - is the opening of a right turn from Chamiers Road on to Cenotaph Road; while the latter is one-way towards Mount Road, the former runs in the other direction. Normally when a change like this is made, all of it is explained to each motorist, but there was a difference yesterday. Most of the policemen had these pink leaflets with them - despite the numerous mis-spellings, this is a good attempt by the Chennai City Traffic Police to document the changes it implements. I believe it is the first time that something like this is being done.

The leaflet came in handy to convince a policeman that while I could not make a right turn from my street on to Cenotaph Road, there's nothing stopping me turning left into my street!

6 comments:

Kris said...

Ahh, but will the locals obey the changes?

Sometimes I don't, sometimes I do said...

>> Kris>> Speaking for the folks in my apartment complex - Yes! Life has become less twisting and turning:)

sanil said...

Last time they made such changes near the Park and Kaliappa, they had to roll the same back. Don't know how long this is gonna stay. And thanx for the leaflet, as its gonna be useful and I had not got it.

Sometimes I don't, sometimes I do said...

>> Sanil>> Well, this is the 3rd time that Cenotaph Road is being made a one-way road. But with the flyover work set to begin, it would stay this way until it is done, I guess. And thanks for the coming by!

moochhi said...

many areas have had 1 ways notified. i just cant get my head around them - so i just get my car around the roads, until i get to where i am supposed to be. check out 'zoo story' - 'sometimes one has to go a long distance out of the way to come back a short distance correctly'. someone in the police dept is reading edward albee!

Sometimes I don't, sometimes I do said...

>> Moochhi>> You think so? Maybe a translation?? :)