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Old 19th February 2016, 18:39   #16
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Not the LC itself, but the approach (from the Garbheta side) is still a small car breaker! However, one can go through the town and use the RUB on SH2 to come out on NH60.

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Dear Sutripta

Any idea how the road is faring now. Can you detail the alternate route please? I am travelling with an alto on NH60 between Kharagpur to Bankura. With the road conditions as you mentioned a year back, does it sound too adventurous?
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Old 19th February 2016, 20:24   #17
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KGP- Bankura is 2 lane single carriageway. But perfectly doable. And it's a fairly short run (~140 Km). Don't worry about it.
Important that you follow what is now called NH60 (via Bishnupur), not the other roads suggested by Google Maps.
Do the drive in daytime.

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KGP- Bankura is 2 lane single carriageway. But perfectly doable. And it's a fairly short run (~140 Km). Don't worry about it.
Important that you follow what is now called NH60 (via Bishnupur), not the other roads suggested by Google Maps.
Do the drive in daytime.

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Sutripta

Thanks a ton Sutripta!

Yes, I am taking the NH60 shown in google maps which takes me through Medinipur, Salboni, Garbeta, Bishnupur.

https://www.google.co.in/maps/dir/Kh...d23.164543!3e0

Hope this is the right one?

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Thanks a ton Sutripta!

Yes, I am taking the NH60 shown in google maps which takes me through Medinipur, Salboni, Garbeta, Bishnupur.

Hope this is the right one?

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Yes, it is.
Happy journey.

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Did my trip from KGP to Bankura on 27 Februrary via NH60.

Essentially it's a two lane highway all along. Kharagpur to Garbeta was smooth and fast, apart from occasional road extension works and narrow single lane culverts that slowed down the traffic. Drove at a standard 60-70 kmph.

From Garbeta the road gets patchy. I refrained from pushing my alto to the fourth gear. Speed was down to 40-45 kmph.

The real clinchers were the railways crossings that I encountered throughout the journey. Non-existant roads, extremely bumpy - I scraped my bottom twice between some 5-6 such crossings. The only railway crossing in a better shape was the one at Bishnupur.

Drove slow, enjoying the drive. Started from Kharagpur at 1:00 pm and reached Bankura at 6:00 pm after 3 chai halts and a lunch break.

Came back to Calcutta on 28th February via Durgapur.
NH60 from Bankura to Durgapur was in a better condition. Certain sections were patchy though. However, there was a long traffic jam from Bankura More to till Damodar flyover. Local police said some road work is underway though I saw none. Managed to overtake the trucks and ease out of the snarl. That itself took up more than an hour which I guess would have otherwise been a 20 mins drive.

That's all folks!
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The only railway crossing in a better shape was the one at Bishnupur.
This used to be the worst! Guess repaired now.


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Drove slow, enjoying the drive. Started from Kharagpur at 1:00 pm and reached Bankura at 6:00 pm after 3 chai halts and a lunch break.
That is really leisurely.

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