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Old 20th August 2010, 20:02   #286
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Hi folks - Any updates to share on the recent road conditions between Baroda - Mumbai?

Planning a drive to Silvassa this Sunday with some folks coming from Baroda and some from Mumbai

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Road between Bombay/Ghodbunder and Vapi is bad.
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Road between Bombay/Ghodbunder and Vapi is bad.
Thank you Kumar. This is much appreciated.

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Got a call a couple of hours ago, from a friend who is on his way from Haldwani via Kathgodam, Bhowali to Ranikhet ( bypassing Jeolikote & Nainital). He reported that a bridge in/near Bhowali has been damaged and that no heavy vehicles ( buses, lorries etc.) are being allowed to traverse this bridge.

Hence buses carrying passengers are being stopped in Bhowali and have to use smaller vehicles (e.g., Sumos, Taveras, other cars, Ace etc.) and then these vehicles are being allowed to use just one lane on this bridge on their journey to Ranikhet (via Kainchidham) and so on. The other lane has been blocked by the authorities.

He also said that there has been intermittent but not heavy rain, and that visibility is very poor, with very low hanging clouds necessitating caution and low speeds.

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Got a call a couple of hours ago, from a friend who is on his way from Haldwani via Kathgodam, Bhowali to Ranikhet ( bypassing Jeolikote & Nainital). He reported that a bridge in/near Bhowali has been damaged and that no heavy vehicles ( buses, lorries etc.) are being allowed to traverse this bridge.

Hence buses carrying passengers are being stopped in Bhowali and have to use smaller vehicles (e.g., Sumos, Taveras, other cars, Ace etc.) and then these vehicles are being allowed to use just one lane on this bridge on their journey to Ranikhet (via Kainchidham) and so on. The other lane has been blocked by the authorities.

He also said that there has been intermittent but not heavy rain, and that visibility is very poor, with very low hanging clouds necessitating caution and low speeds.

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Thanks for the update, issigonis.
I believe that heavy rain in many parts of Uttarakhand have resulted in many landslides and road blockades, especially in the pilgrim's trail of Chaar Dham.
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Report says that there is again small land slide in amboli ghat between sawantwadi and amboli.
Though the road is cleared, this may happen again as the previous landslide caused major problem and unsettled the part of hillock..
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Report says that there is again small land slide in amboli ghat between sawantwadi and amboli.
Though the road is cleared, this may happen again as the previous landslide caused major problem and unsettled the part of hillock..
Looks like once it becomes unstable, there will be recurrences of landslides. For the time being, I think the route via Belgaum and Molem continues to be the best road to Goa, instead of via Ajra & Amboli.
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I believe that heavy rain in many parts of Uttarakhand have resulted in many landslides and road blockades, especially in the pilgrim's trail of Chaar Dham.
Heavy rainfall has affected roads in many places, including the road to Gangotri & Badrinath.
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For the time being, I think the route via Belgaum and Molem continues to be the best road to Goa, instead of via Ajra & Amboli.
The Amboli route has become the subject of concern in this season.
The landslide and Ghatprabha river flood at Ajra can close this route anytime.
Better, avoid this route in this season of monsoon.
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Default Uttarakhand, Chaar Dam trail

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Uttarakhand heavy rains:

- Rishikesh-Badrinath road closed
- Uttarkashi-Gangotri road closed
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The NH4 bypass from Thane (coming from NH8 & NH3) via Kalwa, Mumbra, Shilphata (for NH222), Taloja to Kalamboli (to go to NH4 & NH17) is in a very bad shape, especially around Mumbra and it is ridiculous to pay toll!
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Default NH8 towards Vapi

Ghodbunder-Vapi sector of NH8 (Bombay-Ahmedabad) is riddled with potholes, especially in Vasai-Virar section, slowing down traffic considerably.
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Default Mangalore - Ankola - Hubli

Has anybody done the NH17 between Mangalore and Ankola recently? What was the condition - will be travelling from Mangalore to Pune (via Hubli) on this route next Monday - so will be grateful for updates.
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Has anybody done the NH17 between Mangalore and Ankola recently? What was the condition - will be travelling from Mangalore to Pune (via Hubli) on this route next Monday - so will be grateful for updates.
After your last report - on how bad NH17 was - no one has dared go on NH17!!!!
But I believe the road continues to be as bad as every, especially in Bhatkal-Kundapura area. NH63 between Hubli and Ankola is as good as ever.
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Has anybody done the NH17 between Mangalore and Ankola recently? What was the condition - will be travelling from Mangalore to Pune (via Hubli) on this route next Monday - so will be grateful for updates.
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After your last report - on how bad NH17 was - no one has dared go on NH17!!!!
But I believe the road continues to be as bad as every, especially in Bhatkal-Kundapura area. NH63 between Hubli and Ankola is as good as ever.
Wifey did this stretch three days ago.Don't know about Mangalore-Udupi, but Udupi-Marvanthe is good, Marvanthe-Bhatkal is bad & Bhatkal-Karwar is good.
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Today's pics from NH58 between Ghaziabad and Modinagar. OTR, anyone??
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The best equipped car to handle these roads.
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Oddly enough, there was fog on the way this morning.
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