If you are traveling on the velachery high road leading to Vijayanagar bus stand early in the morning, say around 8.00AM, do check if you can postpone your plan or take an alternate route. The reason being that, to reduce the movement of the buses carrying the software coolies on sardar patel road towards OMR, the traffic cops have diverted all the buses towards the velachery high road.
Nothing wrong in that, except that there is a huge bottleneck called the velachery checkpost bus stop, where a government bus (MTC) stops and then you see a huge pile up of buses. Since the traffic coming in from Race course road merges with the velachery high road at precisely this point, what you get is a horrible pile up.
One way to avoid this is to move the bus stop a bit, say 100 meters or so, before the current bus stop, as at that point, neither does the traffic from race course road merge in, nor is the road narrow.
Posted by Shyam Krishnaswamy at 9:35 AM