Monday, August 07, 2006

Namakkal - the heart of trucking in TN

Namakkal is a town that throbs with activity. The moment you set foot there, you will notice only one thing. Trucks and associated activities. Almost everyone in this town seems to be involved in transportation business, from owning trucks to servicing them to selling spares.

The Truck dealers seem to be selling trucks as fast as two wheelers would in a city like Chennai. One visit here and you would really believe that Indian Industry (other than Software) is booming. Namakkal has associated problems that come with such industries. But that shouldn't detract its furious pace of growth. I have heard people say that Tiruppur, Sivakasi and Namakkal are examples of entrepreneurial potential in TN. I haven't been to the other two, but a visit to Namakkal substantiates that statement.

Some photos taken when I went to Namakkal last year.







By the way, I added one more truck to my fleet (of one) last Thursday.

15 comments:

WA said...

Congratulations

Arun said...

nice, Im sure the mane of owner on tthe truck must have given u a special thrill. It was nice to see.

Arun said...

Soory for the typo, name oops

thetalkativeman said...

I've a soft corner for Namakkal due to some special people I've known from there.

It's a good thing you didnt mention what Namakkal is (in)famous for :)

Anonymous said...

Now can someone tell me how this post is more or less intellectual than the "Tennis player Posts" that Kiruba posted??

ivununga tholla thaangala...

Surya said...

Are you going to give Kiruba a Ride? ;-)

Surya said...

Isnt this where Sri Anjaneya's 32 feet Murthi located? I have heared that the Murthi increses its size.

F e r r a r i said...

Dear Anonymous,

Chenthil owns a truck, which he bought there. And still if you are curious, trucks contribute a lot to indian economy yada yada yada! End of story!

-Another Anonymous!

P.S. Congrats Chenthil. UngaLukku truck oatta theriyuma? ;)

கொங்கு ராசா said...

Vaazhthhukkal..

btw: i bought a eicher mini truck last month.. hope we are the only two truckvallah's here.. ;)

Chakra Sampath said...

Great going!

I hav been there so many times enroute to Salem. Unfortunately, the other one for which the town has now become infamous for is what ppl seem to remember.

Chenthil said...

WA, Arun - Thanks.

TTM - I did hint at the problem of HIV :-).

Anon - welcome, make yourself comfortable here.

Surya - I don't know to drive a truck, else I might. Namakkal has this huge statue of Anjaneya facing the fort, but increasing in size is just another urban legend.

Ferrari - I just got a LMV licence. HMV licence vangara idea illa :-)

Raasaa - valthukkal to you too. Are you using it for your own or renting it out?

Chakra - thanks.

S said...

did you know namakkal is also the spearhead in the poultry industry? kozhi pannai....sadly it is of the caged variety and our country has not caught on the free range variety (not just yet)...anyway congrats on the truck!

Ideamani said...

Good going, Chenthil. When are you getting a Volvo truck !

Anil P said...

Interesting.

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