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Old 22nd September 2015, 19:04   #91
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@mallumowgli - Thanks we are staying at Himagiri
@mpksuhas - Absolutely agree, a short detour will do.
@Rajeevraj - Great suggestions. Let me pick few and enjoy.
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Old 8th January 2016, 12:21   #92
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Speed Breakers or otherwise commonly known as hump at many occasion have not been demarked and almost all car drivers might have experienced and almost got out from a life threatening situation.

A trip from Ernakulum to Trivandrum of 220kms during peak hours will take almost a cool 6.5 hrs, or above, because of the two lane traffic and two major towns namely Alleppy and Kollam where they have almost completed the by pass, but will not open to public as it will make this easier for the common man.

The Alleppy by pass was commissioned in 1986 and partially completed in 1994 and the land on that stretch is freezed for a very long time. Same is the situation with kollam by pass as well. However they are not open to public.

Now after this slow moving traffic when we get some time to get some speed then the very so called concerned Kerala RTO have kept cameras where ever your car can get some speed.

The idea of camera is not to safeguard the people but this is a very good revenue model,

if the RTO was seriously concerned about the safety of people, I wish they give us commutable roads, many a times we may fall into a gutter and its impact is so hard that we almost broke our bone. And the drivers will say to them self in Malayalam suspensionnu pani kitti. (suspension will get damaged soon)

Many a times auto drivers in order to avoid falling into this gutter take their auto to extreme right or to opposite track where we are driving in the opposite direction, making us in a situation where if you go straight you will hit the auto if you take a left to avoid hitting the auto you will hit the two wheeler family who is travelling with wife and kid.

There are many a times when KSRTC bus almost killed us, if we had not stopped they would have crashed on our car because they were manoeuvring a overtaking. And trust me once these KSRTC bus drivers decides to overtake then there is no looking back, the maximum that can happen is it can kill you. The RTO turns a blind eye to such severe crimes.

They will be feeling bad for Salman Khan, thinking what bad luck “ just killed 4 people and still not free, for us its just 3 days maximum”

Then there are these two wheelers and auto riksha drivers who in order to take a right they advance towards you so much so that you don’t know if you have to take a right or should you take it to left.

Please remember you need to pay up to 20% as road tax to the government for giving us such wonderful facilities, besides the toll fees.
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Old 20th July 2016, 23:10   #93
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What is the current state of the Ernakulam - Guruvayur route to Calicut? I have no idea about the route since 5 years.

Should I avoid Ernakulam - Guruvayur route and take the Angamali - Thrissur route instead?
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