Chennai’s share autos
After a marathon movie watching session at my friends place yesterday night, i was worried about getting back home today. I had asked a bus conductor and he had told me that there would’nt be any bus services due to the bandh.
So while i am waiting for an auto at thirumangalam, checking my wallet if i have 300 bucks that the bloodsucker is sure to demand, i notice a regular movement share autos, the mutated cousins of the regular auto, but just a bit bigger and capable of seating thrice its own capacity. On closer inspection, the board at the windshield said dms or t nagar.
Up until now i always thought these autos plied on random routes according to demand, but it seems they have a few fixed routes and a very good frequency. Considering it costs only about 10 bucks on an average, i would classify it as another mode of public transit in Chennai.
I was thinking of mapping all the share auto routes to see the coverage, but there doesnt seem to be any info available on the net. So if you know any routes please share it. Something like this could be quite useful to get around the city and avoid those nasty regular autos.
Share auto routes
1 Thirumangalam – Anna Nagar – Choolaimedu – Nungambakkam – DMS
2 Thirumangalam – Anna Nagar – Choolaimedu – T Nagar
3 Thirumangalam – Anna Nagar – Choolaimedu – College Rd – LIC