pudupet – chennai’s auto nagar

Pic Courtsey CHennai Best

Pudupet in Chennai is synonymous with automobile mechanics. For bullet maniacs like me this is the region where the legendry bullet mechanic Jaffer has his workshop, I don’t go to him, but another mechanic, I’ve heard friends swear by Jaffer. The shops are the typical roadside mechanic sheds, but trust me these guys perform some of the best customization on bullets, some awesome stuff.

As with most cases, these roadside mechanics also service bikes better than authorized showroom. The showroom mechanics did a disgsting job on my bike, but my local mechanic(another stalwart bullet mechanic in the city), in his roadside shanty mechanic shed, did a brilliant job. For a automobile fanatic like me, walking through pudupet is a pleasurable experience, the sight of cars and bikes stripped down to their shell, engine heads open with mechanics peering over them, busy at work, mechanic tinkering away at body shells. This is the autonagar of Chennai, a one stop shop for all automobile needs, for me, a perfect place to spend a lazy afternoon, walking through the dust and heat of pudupet.

2 Comments so far

  1. Dreamchaser (unregistered) on March 25th, 2006 @ 11:27 am

    I do agree its the biggest place for chennai’s automobile customisation.

    Almsot all the latest bike re-modifications are done here in Pudhupettai, but you can find a lots of second hand goods for your bike or car here, from stickering to re-modification, you can find everything at Pudhupettai, the nearest place to Pudhupettai is Ritche Street, one of the most famous place in Chennai for all computer and electronics related needs.

    The charge they take from us is indeed cheap and you can get one of the best job out of them and you need to know certain people around pudhupettai or you are easily cheated (if you are not wise to deal with them).

    You could have also heard a lyrics from movie Madhurey, where vijay sings …

    “Pettai.. Pudhupettai…Ithu Kaila Kada Kotta..” (meaning… this is the king of Second Hand Goods place..) and even there is a movie (Pudhupettai) being directed by Selvaragavan starring Dhanush, Sneha and Sonia Agarwal, music is already a chartbuster among youngsters and could be released anywhere around April end.

    There is indeed lots to add about Pudhupettai.. just google about this and you will be buzzed with lots of search results (mainly movie related :P)

    – Dreamchaser

  2. Reflex (unregistered) on March 25th, 2006 @ 3:43 pm

    First time here. Congrats to the team.

    As u said, these guys are too good.

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