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Old 13th January 2009, 12:32   #31
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Hvk, that could be right a friend of mine had a similar incident . He was coming back fron tirunelveli to nagercoil. Three guys tried to stop their vehicle . It was 2 A.M . Smelling danger he didnt stop . He increased the speed and hit one of the guys. He was driving a scorpio and there was only a dent in the car . When he narrated the incident to friends , they told that what he did was absolutely correct as there was woman in the car . Guy hit by the car might have a broken limb .

And about pelting of stones , i am first time hearing it . It might have happened before two decades . We have travelled a lot i this route ,including late night in 1990s' . Will make further inquiry into it . But in varkala (tvpm) they do it on moving trains . Many people have been reported to be injured .
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On the Mumbai Agra Highway(NH3 ?), this section in MP called Sendhwa is dacoit prone zone & police forms Convoys at nights for safety. So beware & try not to travel at night from this route.

Great Thread Hvkumar
Yeah, just travelled through Sendhwa a week back, The roads are horrible alright but the place has an eerie feel about it and it feels as if the localites are staring at you menacingly. Was stopped twice by two different groups demanding funds for Muharram and for some Gurudwara in the area. One of the persons in the group also looked inside the car as if he was surveying what I was carrying. Didn't stop much in this area except for a tea-break in a well populated place and then when i got real close to Indore.
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adc has reported unsafe sections between Kharagpur and Baharogara on the West Bengal-Orissa border, on NH6. For 14 kms, at Lodhashuli, you have to travel as part of a convoy.

http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/1122801-post1.html

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Old 16th January 2009, 16:24   #34
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Had a scary experience in Goa 2 years back near Anjuna beach. I had gone along with my college friends to Goa from Mumbai to spend our weekend. After spending three rocking days in the beach city, at 2am in the night, we checked out of our room, and set out for our home destination - Mumbai.

But, after just about 10 mins of drive somewhere near Anjuna Beach, a man on his motorbike, came from behind, took out a pistol, and asked our driver to stop the vehicle immediately. There was nobody else on the road at that time. It was dark and lonely. Manoj - our driver quickly realized that this man was after our money and luggage (which was lying on the roof of the vehicle). He put his foot on the accelerator, and speeded away the vehicle at over 130kph. But, the man on the bike was equal at task. He followed us, and even managed to get in front of us. The guy tried to block our way by driving in a zig-zag manner on that narrow stretch of road. Our driver then tried to get in front of him, and in the process, by mistake, he hit the guyís bike from the left. Since, we were travelling at way over 120-130kph at that time, our car also lost balance.
At that very moment, I just tried to remíber each and every name of God I know, my parents, my friends, my relativesÖ thinking that Ďab to gayeÖ itni hi zindagi thiĎ. Miraculously, our driver somehow managed to control the vehicle, and thanks to him, Iím still alive to write this post over here. Man, it was an horrible experience. We donít even know what happened to that guy on the bike - whether he was able to stay in control, or got hurt - we simply donít know anything. We were all so busy in looking at the front, hoping that Manoj is able to control the car, and praying to God to give us a chance to see another day. Phew!

Moral of the story - never travel in the night!
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Old 17th January 2009, 16:09   #35
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In the South, let me quickly add the following sections (both Naxal problems), all in AP:

- Pulimentla-Puttaparthi (have been stopped by Naxals myself)
- Panyam-Kurnool (police escorts at night)
- Gooty-Tadapatri (en route Cudappah)

Ideally, this thread can be used to report any unsafe situations, including traffic hazards.
Some more routes in AP from my 'Area Sales Manager' days:

1. Anantapur - Tadipatri. Avoid post 11 pm. There's a small ghat which is notorious for thieves (two decades ago, it was a naxal controlled pocket)

2. Nellore to Cuddapah through Rapur Ghat. Avoid post sundown. Bad roads, crazily driven state buses, a couple of local gangs, regular incidents of buses falling down the ghats. An interesting fact, there's a 'jungle man' there, a nude vagabond who can be found on a particular stretch. Survives on food offerings by bus passengers.

3. Pulivendula - Jammalamadugu - Avoid post sun-down, though I'm not sure if any TBHPian has ever been this way! Pulivendula is the AP CM's home constituency. The roads are very good - this stretch remains etched in my memory. Absolutely desolate, gentle ghats all along, beautiful hillocks and deep ravines, very sparse vegetation, hot as hell in summer, magnificent sweeping vistas, lovely sunsets...dacoits and faction killings spoil the show.

4. Tirupati - Cuddapah - Superb high-speed road. Be a bit careful before a town called Railway Kodur. I got robbed there at 3 am once. Thankfully, a Rs.500 note and some beseeching was all that was required.

5. Madanapalle to Hindupur - ++ bone jarring roads. Avoid.

6. Khammam district roads beyond Bhadrachalam. Naxal stronghold.

7. Rajahmundry to Raipur - Parallel Govt. No Roads. You'll stop some 15 times to pay money.
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Bhadrachalam-Konta-Sukhma-Jadgalpur, Naxal area, avoid at night (may not be let through in the night). Have been through this road by day, no problems, but not sure.
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SS_Traveller has reported in the thread below safety issues in the BR-JH region on NH2 between Delhi and Calcutta.


http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/1149400-post7.html
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Old 15th April 2009, 21:12   #38
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Really good thread. Wondering, if any people had any ghost experiences to share..

My friend and his gang had been to Goa in January in a hired Innova. The driver told many experience of ghost sighting on NH17. He says, you could see a image of person in front of you, but you could actually pass through it!!! And seeing unusual things in rear view mirror, etc.. These were common experience of many tourist and bus drivers at night.

Dunno whether its true or they are beating about the bush.

I had been from Mumbai to Ganpatipule, starting 3pm from mumbai and reaching reaching GP by 12AM, did not found anything unusal. Maybe because ghost are out only after 12am.. But I got a very interesting thing to share.. After I turned right at NH17 in Niveli phata, there was a tourist tavera tailgating me and behaving in very suspicious manner. We both were the only vehicle on that stretch. When I use to be behind him, he use to overtake me after sometime and then would again slow down (put on his parking lamp) and let me overtake him. This cycle happened for about 30 mins and my mom/sis started chanting hanuman chalisa.. Alas! he turned to some other road at some point of time and we heaved a sigh of relief. I could only remember part of his number - MH04 DE .. It was a Thane registered (same place where I stay) tourist tavera...

Again coming back to Ghost experience.. The next week after I came from GP, I was off to Dapoli where I had college friend. After dinner at night, I discussed about Ghost sighting on NH17 with his uncle. He said he and some of his friends also experienced something similar. The next day we left Dapoli for Mumbai at 4.30Am, still dark. On a lonely stretch between Dapoli-Khed I saw a villager suddenly (hey. no ghost dudes) and that sight was enough to get my heart in my mouth !!!! Its all MIND GAME!!!

GP travelogue: http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/travel...oads-pics.html (Mumbai (Thane) - Ganpatipule - Ganeshgule... Loads of pics!!)

Dapoli travelogue: http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/travel...d-anjarle.html (Mumbai (Thane) - Dapoli - Murud - Anjarle)

Conclusion: Try to avoid night drives, especially when with family/ladies...

Cheers...

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Really good thread. Wondering, if any people had any ghost experiences to share..
(Spooky Experiences : Share them here)
http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/shifting-gears/6909-spooky-experiences-share-them-here.html


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Old 28th May 2009, 12:08   #40
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Default NH1 unsafe at night in Haryana

Tanveer has reported safety issues in Nh1
http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/indian...s-nh1-now.html



Reported in Tribune newspaper

The Tribune, Chandigarh, India - Chandigarh Stories


Highway robbers strike again
Kidnap victim on GT Road, bring him to his house in Sector 33 and decamp with valuables worth Rs 20 lakh
Tribune News Service


Chandigarh, May 27

In yet another daring highway kidnapping and robbery, six unidentified persons allegedly abducted a Sector 33 businessman from Shahbad on the GT Road at gunpoint in the wee hours of this morning and brought him to his house here and later decamped with valuables, a car and cash worth over Rs 20 lakh.

The robbery was reminiscent of the April 25 incident where Sanjiv Sachdev of Sector 12, Panchkula was kidnapped in a similar fashion by four persons near Karnal. However, the robbers had fled after a neighbour raised the alarm.

This is the third case of highway kidnapping in the past two months, the last being the abduction of a couple and then the kidnapping of the woman for ransom from Zirakpur.

Lalit Behl, who was coming from Delhi airport in his Honda Civic after returning from the Philippines, was held hostage along with his driver near Shahbad Markanda around 1 am. He said the robbers were clean-shaven and were in their early 20s.

Behl said the robbers pushed his car off the road with their Toyota Innova, forcing the driver to stop the vehicle. They took the driver hostage at gunpoint and took control over the car. Two of the robbers, armed with pistols, overpowered Behl. They took away cash and gold jewellery, but did not leave him there, saying that they were going in for a big booty.

They kept talking to their associates in Haryanvi, but did not cause any physical harm to Behl or his driver. The robbers, along with their accomplices in Innova and a white Maruti, kept the car between their vehicles on the way to Chandigarh. They reached the city around 3.15 am and asked Behl to ring the bell.

They carried out their plan in a meticulous manner and kept the family hostage for over two-and-a-half hours. They took the keys of the almirahs from Behlís wife Rajni and ransacked the entire house after locking the family in a room in the custody of a gun-wielding robber.

They left the house around 5 am along with cash, including foreign currency, gold ornaments and other valuables before tying the hands and legs of the family members, besides his son and maid. They locked the victims in the bathroom. They, however, did not disturb the 92-year-old father of Behl who was sleeping in his room.

Before leaving, they destroyed the sim cards of the mobile phones and also disconnected the telephone lines. Behlís maid was the first to untie her hands and she cut the ropes of others with scissors.

Rajni went to her neighbours and informed them about the incident and the matter was reported to the police.

Behlís sister alleged that Rajni tried to call the police control room several times, but failed to get through. Rajni then contacted her and after she made over five attempts, the PCR took her call.

The SSP, SS Srivastva, reached there along with other senior officials. He said they were sharing information with the police in Panchkula where a similar robbery attempt had been made.

DSP (South) Jaswant Singh Kahira said the sketches of the suspects were being finalised. They had shown the sketches prepared by the Panchkula police to the victim. There were similarities between the descriptions of the suspects, indicating that it could be the same gang.

The police is also discussing the case with the police at Khanna where similar robberies had been committed.
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One of our friends (gd1418) has reported the following:

If you are driving at night and were attacked with eggs on your car's windshield, do not operate your wiper or spray any water. Eggs mixed with water become milky and block your vision up to 92.5 %.

You are forced to stop at road side and become victim of robbery. This is specially on highways on a lonely patch. This is a new technique used by robbers. Take care and Safe Driving.

Apparently, this happens in Delhi/NCR & haryana/UP State highways.
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The scariest road I rode a bike through was the stretch between Mysore to Calicut via Waynad sanctuary. If the dacoits don't get you the elephants definitely will and if you still survive a pothole would be your grave.
OT. This had me going .

IIRC there were instances of robbery on the NICE road in Bangalore.

There was an incident of some miscreants hurling rocks from atop a bridge on motorists and robbing them.

That stretch is like deserted.
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We should add to this list the vehicles coming in from wroing direction on the 4 lane higheways. I have seen these on both NH4 between Pune and Kolhapur, and SH50 between Nagar and Pune. These are not unsafe roads per say - but one should avoid following vehicles too closely in the fast lane.
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adc has reported unsafe sections between Kharagpur and Baharogara on the West Bengal-Orissa border, on NH6. For 14 kms, at Lodhashuli, you have to travel as part of a convoy
Doesn't surprise me at all. Heard enough stories about dacoits of Kharagpur for more than four years that I spent in that area
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In terms of unsafe driveability, the Bangalore-Mysore Road is right up there. On what was a scientifically and once-beautiful road, are unmarked killer road humps and people using the road like a park or a backyard.

I was coming back yesterday towards Bangalore on this road, and somewhere near Maddur, a Splendor tried to cut the wrong away across the road coming from the wrong direction. When I didnt give him way, he glared at me in a manner that suggested he thought he was right. I glared back and we moved our seperate ways.

So folks, do not, under any circumstance, let down your guard when driving on the Bangalore-Mysore road. Its not good for your peace-of-mind.

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