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Old 8th December 2015, 15:47   #61
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Also will a yellow tape strip do on the right Headlight as required in Gujarat
Not anymore as the rule is relaxed

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can members also share what is the toll outgo for surat.
Should be between 250-300 Max for Khaniwade+Charoti+Bhagwada+Boirach

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Need suggestions from members on Road conditions and a good hotel near the market for family.
Lot of them all over starting from Ghodbunder itself but "Sugar & Spice" 40 kms before Navasari is a good option to stop. Has an assortment or restaurants and clean rest rooms along with BPCL refueling outlet as part of it.

Before this, Empress Mall at Vapi is also a good choice.

On Advice - Well, leave early to beat the traffic within Mumbai and pass small towns from Vapi till Surat with ease. Don't plan a start where you will end up driving Navasari-Surat between 8-10am as there is lot of local traffic all around even on the highway at this hour.

Road conditions remains good throughout.

(My updates are from my last travel to Rajkot in May this year)
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Not anymore as the rule is relaxed
Are you very sure about this rule being relaxed now ? one of my friend said they still ask for a yellow tape on the headlamps in Gujrat.

I want to know as i will be driving through to Rajasthan for christmas vacation. So need to be sure.
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Are you very sure about this rule being relaxed now ? one of my friend said they still ask for a yellow tape on the headlamps in Gujrat.

I want to know as i will be driving through to Rajasthan for christmas vacation. So need to be sure.
You can refer this post (And the thread) for more info:

http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/street...ml#post3711583 (The Yellow Sticker Shakedown In Gujarat Update: Rule abolished from March 2, 2015)

of course, the answer to your question is a firm YES. If they ask for a yellow tape, you have every right to point at the newspaper report.

Here is the translation of the news article that should help you:

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Due to the brightness emitted from the headlamps of Cars, drivers inside cars from the opposite direction would get blinded resulting in increase in the number of accidents.
To reduce the accident rate due to this Gujarat Govt had introduced compulsory Yellow Sticker and Black Dot rule on headlamps way back in 1989.A fine of Rs 200 for not abiding by this rule and almost 1 Lac offences would have made the RTOs wallet heavier than you imagined.
Around 2 Crores is what the RTO would make but off late newer cars are using latest technology for Automotive lighting making this rule illogical. As well, many cars started to come with Cap over the headlight bulbs. Hence the transport commissioner decided to get rid of this rule and effective March the rule is no longer in place

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Hi, I live in Ahmedabad, Gujarat and am gonna drive my car to pune , lonavala and khandala. Does my headlight need the yellow strip? A couple of people told me the rule is no longer in place. Is it OK to not have the yellow strip in Maharashtra? I am gonna travel on 22nd. Any other advice is most welcome such as local traffic cop behavior or offenses that they might try to book me under and extort money out of me etc are most welcome. Please help. I am a first time traveler in my self driven car from one state to another.

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The yellow sticker rule was never there in Maharashtra AFAIK. Gujarat has since abolished it so there's no need to worry about it now. Please ensure your PUC certificate, first aid kit and the other documents are in the car during the travel - cops in MH have a tendency to stop and check Gj registered cars. They'll let you pass if you show them the required documents and if you don't act smart.

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Hi.. I live in Ahmedabad, Gujarat and am gonna drive my car to pune , lonavala and khandala.. Do my headlight need the yellow strip? A couple of people told me the rule is no longer in place.. Is it OK to not have the yellow strip in Maharashtra? I am gonna travel on 22nd.. Any other advice is most welcome such as local traffic cop behavior or offenses that they might try to book me under and extort money out of me etc are most welcome.. Please help.. I am a first time traveler in my self driven car from one state to another..
The yellow strip rule was never applicable in Maharashtra but was there in place in Gujarat. However, I drove to Jodhpur from Pune last week, and crossed Gujarat both ways during peak traffic hours. I did not have the yellow strip, and did not face any problem what so ever.

If you are stopped by the cops, few things to take care of are -
1. Do not talk in English, use Hindi to converse.
2. Use "Sir" to address them.
3. Don't argue unnecessarily.

You should be just fine, enjoy the trip.

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The yellow sticker rule was never there in Maharashtra AFAIK. Gujarat has since abolished it so there's no need to worry about it now. Please ensure your PUC certificate, first aid kit and the other documents are in the car during the travel - cops in MH have a tendency to stop and check Gj registered cars. They'll let you pass if you show them the required documents and if you don't act smart.

And please avoid typing... like... this... on the forums.
Apologies. I was on mobile and was engrossed with thoughts such as above and forgot the rule. I will take care in future! Moreover, my car is 2 months old and has a "This is a non-polluting vehicle" sticker on the frond windshield. Also, I have all the papers and RC card with me. Should I carry originals or photo copies?

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The yellow strip rule was never applicable in Maharashtra but was there in place in Gujarat. However, I drove to Jodhpur from Pune last week, and crossed Gujarat both ways during peak traffic hours. I did not have the yellow strip, and did not face any problem what so ever.

If you are stopped by the cops, few things to take care of are -
1. Do not talk in English, use Hindi to converse.
2. Use "Sir" to address them.
3. Don't argue unnecessarily.

You should be just fine, enjoy the trip.
Thanks for the tips, Engine_Roars! I will talk in Hindi if stopped and will not act smart. Any other advice/points to keep in mind are most welcome. Thanks for all the help, guys!
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Carry all originals. Cops in MH have a tendency to ask for originals specially to GJ cars.
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Hello people, I'll be driving to Surat tomorrow morning from mumbai. This will be my first drive on this route.
Does anyone have recent reports / updates on the Mumbai Surat stretch? Need to be there before 11am. What time would be suitable for start, if leaving from Ghatkopar? And also usual tips please.
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Start your drive at 5am so you can drive at safe speed and enjoy the ride

PS: Before Manor, you can take break at Vithal Kamat hotel.

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Hello people, I'll be driving to Surat tomorrow morning from mumbai. This will be my first drive on this route.
Does anyone have recent reports / updates on the Mumbai Surat stretch? Need to be there before 11am. What time would be suitable for start, if leaving from Ghatkopar? And also usual tips please.
5 am would be a safe start. Even though it takes 4.5 hours for someone who's familiar with the arrow straight route, with a single 30 min break, 5-530 am would be a good time to start. Early morning you'd encounter no traffic at all till Hotel Fountain. From there, you may encounter some truck traffic but it should not bother you at all. Vithals Kamat, Shree Dutt and Ahura are good places for breakfast. You'd definitely encounter some traffic at Vapi/Valsad but that'd be it. Entry point to Surat can be Palsana or Kadodara. At Palsana, they've started a toll of INR 80 since the last 3 months.
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