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Old 6th August 2015, 00:11   #601
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On my return journey, there were a couple of cops stationed at Miryalaguda just outside a Maruti Service Center.

They had a Speed Camera inside the Jeep.
Almost every car was speeding as the road was straight and not having much traffic.

I paid my first speeding fine of Rs 400 for doing 95 kmph in a 80 kmph zone.
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I have to travel to Nellore on October 21st. Will there be any trouble on the Narketpally - Addanki sector due to the Amaravati event on October 22nd? Any alternate routes that I should look at?
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I have to travel to Nellore on October 21st. Will there be any trouble on the Narketpally - Addanki sector due to the Amaravati event on October 22nd? Any alternate routes that I should look at?
Amravathi does not fall in this route. There should not be any problem for you.
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Traveled to Chennai 2 days back.
@gajadonga Thanks so much for the detail on the route. Planning a trip in December to Hyderabad and back. Have you been on this road recently?

Fellow TeamBHPians, anyone driven on the said route recently?

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Fellow TeamBHPians, anyone driven on the said route recently?
Yes, I did. I drove Chennai>Ongole>Hyderabad and back recently. Road-widening works from 4 to 6 lanes and flyover constructions are in progress between Chennai and Ongole on many stretches. But, there are good diversions all over with proper signages. Ditto from Addanki to Narketpally. Many flyovers, bypasses and road-widening works are in progress. Added to that, there are AP and TS RTO check-posts too. Totally, there are 3 toll plazas between Addanki and Narketpally after taking the toll SH.
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Yes, I did. I drove Chennai>Ongole>Hyderabad and back recently. Road-widening works from 4 to 6 lanes and flyover constructions are in progress between Chennai and Ongole on many stretches. But, there are good diversions all over with proper signages. Ditto from Addanki to Narketpally. Many flyovers, bypasses and road-widening works are in progress. Added to that, there are AP and TS RTO check-posts too. Totally, there are 3 toll plazas between Addanki and Narketpally after taking the toll SH.
Thanks J.Ravi for the information. I'm sure its going to be a pleasant drive and quite beautiful too. If I may also ask, could you recommend any good places to eat along the way?
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Thanks J.Ravi for the information. I'm sure its going to be a pleasant drive and quite beautiful too. If I may also ask, could you recommend any good places to eat along the way?
If your destination is Hyderabad, Would suggest packing food from Chennai.
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could you recommend any good places to eat along the way?
While going from Chennai, we pack our dinner from home and eat at BP COCOO [LHS of NH5 while going from Chennai] at Ongole. Ghar Dhaba attached with BP COCOO is not that great. While returning, we used to have dinner at Hyderabad. So, I don't have first hand experience on food front. Of course, we used to have tea from the road-side eateries/tea stalls.
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Ravi Sir,

Planning to drive to Rajahmundry on Nov 1st week. It will be my Fiesta and my friends BMW.

My friend is worried about the diversions and speed breakers. Are these big speed breakers which can scrape the underbelly of BMW. Also are there many diversions.

Is it possible to reach Vijaywada in 6 hours with so many diversions and all. We don't cross over 95km at all times.


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While going from Chennai, we pack our dinner from home and eat at BP COCOO [LHS of NH5 while going from Chennai] at Ongole. Ghar Dhaba attached with BP COCOO is not that great. While returning, we used to have dinner at Hyderabad. So, I don't have first hand experience on food front. Of course, we used to have tea from the road-side eateries/tea stalls.
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Are these big speed breakers which can scrape the underbelly of BMW. Also are there many diversions.
There are many diversions. On these diversions, there are rumble strips or series of speeed-breakers. So, ask your BMW friend to drive very slowly on these rumble strips. If driven slowly, I don't think, BMW will bottom-scrape. Be careful while driving on these diversions. Once, I drove towards Kavali town, realized the blunder, took U turn and resumed NH5!
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Is it possible to reach Vijaywada in 6 hours with so many diversions and all.
My timing during my SK, AS & AR trip: left Royapettah, Chennai at 4:45 pm and crossed Vijayawada bypass after midnight at 00:30 am with breaks for dinner and tea driving at 100 kmph. Yes, Chennai - Ongole stretch takes it toll!
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There are many diversions. On these diversions, there are rumble strips or series of speeed-breakers. So, ask your BMW friend to drive very slowly on these rumble strips. If driven slowly, I don't think, BMW will bottom-scrape. Be careful while driving on these diversions. Once, I drove towards Kavali town, realized the blunder, took U turn and resumed NH5!

My timing during my SK, AS & AR trip: left Royapettah, Chennai at 4:45 pm and crossed Vijayawada bypass after midnight at 00:30 am with breaks for dinner and tea driving at 100 kmph. Yes, Chennai - Ongole stretch takes it toll!
Thanks Ravi Sir.

Will negotiate those diversions carefully, we are also planning to leave around 4:00 pm stay at Tenali and then move on to Rajahmundry next day. The hotel name is Goutham grand and is a 30km diversion, but the hotel has good reviews on Tripadvisor
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Thanks Ravi Sir.

Will negotiate those diversions carefully, we are also planning to leave around 4:00 pm stay at Tenali and then move on to Rajahmundry next day. The hotel name is Goutham grand and is a 30km diversion, but the hotel has good reviews on Tripadvisor
Hi - Just a word of caution. Vijayawada - Rajahmundry highyway is not in great shape at few places ( Post Eluru exit road)The road is very uneven. Just watch out for those stretches.
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Friends, am planning to drive to Chennai tomorrow from Hyderabad. The route would be the Narketpalli, Ongole, Nellore, Red Hills to Tambaram bye pass and reach our home at Pallikaranai by about 3 pm.
Has the flood water receded? Is it safe to drive? Any suggestions? Please respond. Thanks in advance.
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..The route would be the Narketpalli, Ongole, Nellore, Red Hills to Tambaram bye pass and reach our home at Pallikaranai by about 3 pm.
There were some news about severe damage on NH5 post Nellore, got hold of following for reference:
- NH5
- NH16/NH5
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Friends, am planning to drive to Chennai tomorrow from Hyderabad. The route would be the Narketpalli, Ongole, Nellore, Red Hills to Tambaram bye pass and reach our home at Pallikaranai by about 3 pm.
Has the flood water receded? Is it safe to drive? Any suggestions? Please respond. Thanks in advance.
Hi Krishnan,

Did you drive on this route?

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