Friday, May 15, 2009

West side entry

With the 'new' airport at Bengaluru being almost a two hour drive from the city centre, the number of people choosing to drive up, rather than fly, to Chennai would certainly have gone up. If you are one of those, you would be glad to see this toll booth because that's the last one on NH4 before you enter Chennai.

Unlike the one on the ECR (was that the first ever toll road in Chennai?), this one is managed by the National Highways Authority of India. The NH4 has always been a very significant road (not only because it connects Chennai to Poonamallee) for it is the road link to Bangalore and beyond that, all the way to Mumbai.

Even though I wasn't driving in all the way from Bangalore (I had gone only to Sriperumbudur), I was still glad to see this sign - it is back to the city!


3 comments:

Jacob said...

Once again, a scene from your town looks very similar to what we have in Florida.

lviss said...

IS THIS THE ROAD TO TINDIVANAM, I TRAVELLED RECENTLY AND IT IS BEAUTIFULLY MAINTAINED.

Shantaram said...

@ Jacob: Most of the highways are less than a decade old...

@ lviss: No, that's NH45 southbound from Chennai, this is NH4 eastbound