Tuesday, October 13, 2009

The weekend rush ...

The weekend that started Oct 2 had me and family going southbound into Tamil Nadu. After having a smooth drive all the way up to Krishnagiri, there was something unusual as we approached the toll plaza. A huge backlog of cars, trucks and buses!!!



I pass by the toll plaza at least twice or thrice a year, but never had I seen such a rush at around 8:45 AM in the morning. Scores of vehicles fleeing Bangalore possibly for a quick weekend getaway. It is a fact that the highway to Chennai going east and all the way up to Namakkal in the south is as smooth as Hema Malini's cheeks (reusing a Lalu comment on state of the roads) leading people to waltz on the roads. Beyond Krishnagiri, the road towards Dharmapuri was deserted. The puzzling aspect is that where could they be headed to? Chennai simmers all the time (definitely not a tourist destination, but maybe a homecoming for the Tamilians @ Bangalore), Pondicherry is no better, Tiruvannamalai (nay, not many religious minded folks here). Vellore (the hinterland of the Golden Temple) may be a reason.



Took more than 45 minutes to cross the toll plaza with almost all the paths to each toll booth being dual laned leading to a merge confusion. When do we ever learn to queue in a single line and not honk incessantly? Mmm...

2 comments:

zeno said...

hema malini pidikum nu sollave illa! veetla thituvanga nu, lalu reference aaa!! :) :)

RamMmm said...

@Zeno: adappO pa. Hemamaliniyoda 1 padam paathhiruppaen. avvalo thaan. Sholay paakanumnu romba naal aasai. Lalu sonnaarnna nallaa irukkumaennu thaan appadi oru reference (He said so on Bihar's roads).

Veetila idhellaam (blogging) paaththuttu vetti vaelai pannaraennu sollittaanga. :-) :-) So, no kavalai whether it is Hema/Tamanna ;-)