A week into the Bus Fare Hike in Tamil Nadu

It has been a week since the Bus Fares were hiked in Tamil Nadu. The hike has been substantial – 40-60% across all categories of buses. The worst part has been that short distance fare have short up by almost 100% as MTC (Chennai’s Bus operator) has increased the no. of stages… Earlier where you ...

Chennai Metro – Hyped up Dream?

Everybody is looking forward to the Metro in Chennai. Everybody says it is THE SOLUTION to the traffic problem. However from what it looks currently I see the Metro being more of destructive and possibly will not live up to the Hype it has created. First the destructive part – Metro has caused many trees ...

Traffic Fines in Tamil Nadu

Fine for Various Traffic Voilations in Tamil Nadu. Next time a cop stops you, you know how much to pay (fine or bribe) TAMIL NADU Offence Code Nature of Offence Penal Sections under M.V.Act and Compunding Fine Amount as per G.O.Ms.No.30 Home (Tr.V) Dept. 11.01.2000 RR 01 Contravention of Section 41 (7) of the Act ...

MRTS

I am a regular commuter in the MRTS in Chennai. I find it the best and most convenient way to reach my office in ELNET (Opp. Tiruvanmiyur Station) on a weekday. Observing the MRTS for the past one year, I wonder about the negligence of the Railway Authorities. Most of the Stations on the Phase ...

Power Crisis

Are we (read: public) doing anything to combat the Power Crisis that we are currently facing in this City (Chennai), State (TN), Country (India)? The answer is a BIG NO. In fact, other than the fact that we are not able to use ACs or watch out favourite serials/movies or sometimes not able to use ...

Ride in A/C Bus

22nd Oct 2008 will be a day to remember. The option to ride in an A/C Bus tempted me to opt out of my regular MRTS Train. The Ticket Fare from Tidel Park to Saidapet (in Chennai) was Rs.18/-. Just to give a comparison – on the same route a normal bus costs Rs.3.50/- and ...