THE ODONYM PUZZLE

I have been to Erode, Coimbatore, Chennai, Thiruvallur, Kanchipuram, Karur, Salem, Namakkal, Trichy, Tirunelveli, Kanniyakumari, Oooty, Kodaikanal, Moonaaru, Chickmagalore, Mysore, Tirupathi and even Port Blair. But the street nomenclature followed in India's IT capital, the Bengalooru city [which is classified as "A-1" status for House Rent Allowance (HRA) and Compensatory City Allowance (CCA) by Government of India based on 2001 census] is the worst I have seen ever.

It has stages, layouts, roads, streets, crosses and so on numbered (Indian or Roman) from 1 to ... (I don't know the maximum limit. Once I have seen 39A cross at Jeyanagar. We have to thank them for not using negative integers and float). The unfortunately, all these parameters are overlapped and the door numbers will have atleast 4 digits. Few street name boards shows "3st street" or "4nd cross".

The address of a normal residential apartment will atleast have 20 numerals in it including PIN code which would looks like a matrix screensaver. Now, its time to salute the post-men in Bengalooru.

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