Chennai By Auto

One of the most popular ways of getting around Chennai, and other Indian cities, is by auto. These are like motorised trikes, and the drivers are masters of weaving in and out the traffic. It looks quite good fun when you’re in a big car, but it gets quite interesting when you’re in one, with the driver on some kind of mission … which they generally are.

Here are two videos of racing around Chennai in the evening rushour, on our way to see a film. All the horn tooting is just the way traffic goes, and is more like a conversation than anger at other road users. Video 1 (10MB) and video 2 (5MB), both in 3GP format, so needing Quicktime to view. Enjoy!

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