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Old 27th April 2009, 00:09   #196
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Hi I returned yesterday from Mumbai I drive my Palio
i left from Vashi at 3 AM, Reached belgaon (Hotel Sankam) at 8:15 AM.
Left at 9:30 after buffet breakfast and tankful at IOCL station next to Sankam.
it took me 4 hours from Belgaon to Chitradurga (some 40+KMs of un-done GQ section in all in multiple locations). Had Lunch at VRL (1.30 to 2:30 PM), and reached Yelahanka via Dobbaspeth, Dodballapur road at 5 PM.

if the GQ is completed between Haveri to Chitradurga bypass plus Tumkur bypass
we can save another 30-45 minuets easily. I notices work in in progress (re-started) in some sections, i hope it will speed up after elections.
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Old 27th April 2009, 18:11   #197
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Good to know that work is on there; hope that section is complete else the entire road is good to drive.
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Good to know that work is on there; hope that section is complete else the entire road is good to drive.
I have given up hope on the mentioned stretches. It is almost hopeless to hope now. I first did NH4 back in Oct 2007.
Agreed, portions near Davangere have been done up.
But Tumkur and Chitradurga passes are just too irritating.
Are there legal issues with these places ?
I don't even know if this is on the agenda of the current government
or the one to come (if it does)
How much would one save anyway in terms of time on these stretches?
2 Hours ? 1.5 hrs ?
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Old 27th April 2009, 18:57   #199
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How much would one save anyway in terms of time on these stretches?
2 Hours ? 1.5 hrs ?
The really bad stretches are between Haveri bypass till Chitradurga Bypass. The total distance is some where between 130-150KM out of which some 40+ KM is in bad stretch. Currently one can do this stretch in 2-2.5 hours (avg speed of 55-60KMPH). if the entire stretch is ok and welldone then the avg speed could easily be 80KMPH which means you can cover the distance in 1 hour 45 minutes, saving you about 45 minutes.
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Old 27th April 2009, 18:59   #200
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OT: This is what happens if tenders are won by companies who are into building contructions and dams, the have zero experience of road building (statement as heard from my friends in Belgaum). Look the road build by Punj Llyod in Maharashtra they are up and running.

The present govt at the centre will complete 5 years this issue has been long pending as the pervious govt at the centre had started the project imagine its almost 10 years now and this project is still ongoing in Karnataka.

Even if one saves 2 hrs it does make a difference.
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Old 27th April 2009, 19:06   #201
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Even if one saves 2 hrs it does make a difference.
You got me wrong sir, or rather my post was misleading.
I wanted to know the apporximate time one could save if these stretches were done up. If it would save say, 2 hours, then boy I could make BLR - KOL in 8 hours
I would run there every month then!
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Old 27th April 2009, 22:41   #202
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Yup mate I got you wrong I thought, your tone was questioning sorry about misreading your post.

You are right we can save an hour + if that one stretch is done up totally.
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Hi, anyone interested in a Bang-Mum-Bang round trip between 9th-11th May? Need to attend my bro's wedding in Mumbai. I've booked train tickets, but am still in the waiting list. If the train tickets dont come through, will turn to my Bolero VLX as last resort. Alternatively, I'm willing to tag along in someone else's ride as well. Please PM me.
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Thanks to everyone for the information shared on the Blr-Mum roadtrip. I completed my trip yesterday.

Started at 0320 hrs from Bangalore, Bannerghatta Road reached Malad (West) at 1640 hrs. Took one 30 min break for Breakfast at Hubli and a couple of more piddle breaks. Maintained a reasonable 110~120 all they way. My Linea felt quite confident and stable all they way. With AC 50% of the time she returned a FE of 23.2.

Patches to watch out for
1. Blr-Tumkur - Lot of under construction sites
2. Davengere - Rannibennur - lot of diversions and suddenly the NH4 shrinks to one lane and a very small one
3. Some small rough patches after Kholapur
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Thanks to everyone for the information shared on the Blr-Mum roadtrip. I completed my trip yesterday.

Started at 0320 hrs from Bangalore, Bannerghatta Road reached Malad (West) at 1640 hrs. Took one 30 min break for Breakfast at Hubli and a couple of more piddle breaks. Maintained a reasonable 110~120 all they way. My Linea felt quite confident and stable all they way. With AC 50% of the time she returned a FE of 23.2.

Patches to watch out for
1. Blr-Tumkur - Lot of under construction sites
2. Davengere - Rannibennur - lot of diversions and suddenly the NH4 shrinks to one lane and a very small one
3. Some small rough patches after Kholapur

thats a very nice trip !

amazing FE .... but was your Linea within the run in period ? or was the first service over ?

how many passengers did you have with you in the car?
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Got the first service done at 2200. Only one passanger, thats me...
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3. Some small rough patches after Kholapur
Thats strange! where is this stretch. How long? Is it too bad?
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luky, thats a wonderful FE of Linea.
I am surprised to know the bad section after Kolhapur. I know Belgaum - Pune is the best stretch then how come this bad section prop up suddenly?

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Old 2nd May 2009, 08:07   #209
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I did not notice the name of the place exactly, it was about 60~70 odd kms from Kholapur, where some road work was in progress. About a 4 km stretch.
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I did not notice the name of the place exactly, it was about 60~70 odd kms from Kholapur, where some road work was in progress. About a 4 km stretch.
60-70 kms after Kolhapur means somewhere near Karad. There is noticable traffic but did not encounter rough patches anywhere. Maybe they must have propped up in the last 5-6 months or so. Anyway, I hope they repair it soon. A stitch in time saves nine!
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