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Old 19th May 2010, 18:22   #481
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Btw Makkutta -Kootupuzha road is open between 8AM-7PM,but you will have to pay 100rs in the entry gate and 100rs in the exit gate.If you guys are so curious you just try,make sure you reach before 7PM.

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Hi Siju,

Is the time restriction is due to road work? Hope the orad will be open 24*7 once it is completed

The toll which you have mentioned is an official one or bribing?

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It took 7 hrs including the breakfast stop at Cafe Coorg (Hunsur). Most part of the route is decent, if not great. Total distance from Whitefield to NH17 (Kannur University) is 388 kms.
1. How much time it took for you to hit Mananthavadi?

2. Where is Cafe Coorg located in Hunsur? Can it be easily located? Is it a decent place with rest rooms, etc?

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Where is Cafe Coorg located in Hunsur? Can it be easily located? Is it a decent place with rest rooms, etc?

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Cafe Coorg is between the Y intersection when you reach Hunsur from Mysore side. One road goes to Hunsur town and the other is the town bypass.
This is like Coffee Day + you will get indian dished like Idli, Dosa etc.
The restrooms are almost like Coffeeday.
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Its not because of the construction work,because construction happens in the day time,this money is just to bribe the police,road will be open for 24 hours once it is officially open to the public.
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There is NO significance progress in this stretch, but drivable at a speed of 30-50 kmph. I did not see anyone working on this section of the road. The condition of the road is still the same, as shown in your photograph.
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true..though work is still happening..there are some stretches that still needs to be done. Some photos (as on Friday, 14th May)
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Meanwhile, Sunday's Malayalamanorama reported that:
- the Makkutta road will be open on 1st June. There was also a picture of one of the hairpin bends with newly laid concrete.
- the stretch from Koottupuzha till Makkutta is not so good, but drivable.
Tarring of this Stretch (Kutta Police Station to Tolpatty Forest Check Post has started Today.

Bangalore - Kannur : Route Queries-img_2559.jpg

Might be completed by this weekend if the rains does not interrupt the work.

Bangalore - Kannur : Route Queries-img_2560.jpg

In the meanwhile the Maakuta Road will be open this weekend. But will be open for commercial traffic only by June 1st.

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Thanks Nithin, you are the official "Road informer" for this.

This road required it quite desperately, it was already in a bad shape a year back.
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Makutta road will most probably be opened on May 28th. Dad just got off the phone with an engineer who said so. Will keep u posted.
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Thanks Nithin, you are the official "Road informer" for this.
Nitin is in Kannur now, hopefully he will take the Makkutta road and update us on the progress. Mean while came across this news -> The Hindu : States / Karnataka : Road link to Kerala nearly completed Which says, any time in the coming fortnight the road will be open.

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true..though work is still happening..there are some stretches that still needs to be done. Some photos (as on Friday, 14th May)
Attachment 349769


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Meanwhile, Sunday's Malayalamanorama reported that:
- the Makkutta road will be open on 1st June. There was also a picture of one of the hairpin bends with newly laid concrete.
- the stretch from Koottupuzha till Makkutta is not so good, but drivable.
It took about 330KM to Thalassery via Nagarhole -- Mananthavaadi -- Koothuparamba. total time taken was 7 hours, that includes, 1 hour 15 minutes break.
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Nitin is in Kannur now, hopefully he will take the Makkutta road and update us on the progress. Mean while came across this news -> The Hindu : States / Karnataka : Road link to Kerala nearly completed Which says, any time in the coming fortnight the road will be open.

Hope for the best

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The Maakuta road is almost complete. took this road yesterday and was amazed to see the progress of work from last month.

The stretch between Maakuta police check post and Perumpaady police check post is almost complete. The final layer of tar is being laid.

Patch work of the road between Kerala border and Maakuta police checkpost is being done.

The road will be open from 1st June as the edge filling is going on, which will take a week to complete along with the final layer of tar.

Also the temple which is half way along the climb is renovated.

The total distance covered from Kannur to Bangalore in this route is 304 Kms. Did it in 6 Hrs which includes 45 mins break.
Total running time 5.15 hrs in day time. Which will further reduce if we are traveling in the night .

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Hi Nithin,
Is the 100 rs bribe in entry and exit gate still there ? I am planning to go to kannur on friday starting from banaglore int he afternoon. Till what time they allow? Is it 6 PM or 7 PM.
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Anoop, What I heard from my cousin who travelled through road yesterday that the road is closed till 1st June'10 for the final repairs. He was blocked but took special approval from Virajpet DYSP to proceed.

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Rajesh Thanks a lot for the info. I am planning to travel with my family, so doesn't looks like a good option to try this route.
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Rajesh Thanks a lot for the info. I am planning to travel with my family, so doesn't looks like a good option to try this route.
Hey Anoop,

Please take the Gonikoppa-Kutta-Tolpatty-Kattikulam-Mananthavady-Iritty-Kannur route.
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