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Old 10th December 2010, 12:17   #1
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Need the latest road conditions for the following route

Pune to Silliguri

Req: Fast Routes, driving during daytime (approx 14 hrs with short breaks 20-30 mins)

I guess it may take 2-3 days of drivetime.

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Route1: Pune - Hyd - Vizag - Kolkotta- Moregram- Silliguri

Route2: Pune - Nagpur- Sambalpur- Jamshedpur-Asansol-Moregram-Silliguri

Route3:Pune - Nagpur- Sambalpur- Kolkotta-Moregram-Silliguri

Route4: Any other route


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Old 11th December 2010, 09:17   #2
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See the route Google maps if we enter Pune to Siliguri:

Pune, Maharashtra 411027, India to Siliguri, West Bengal, India - Google Maps

You may drag the map to make the route safer / more convenient.

I think that HVK had mentioned about this route somewhere on TBHP before.

Since you are in a hurry, why not contemplate this route ?
Experts like HVK can give the pros / cons for this route

EDIT: Google maps this route via Jalpaiguri:

http://maps.google.com/maps?f=d&sour...2,3.532104&z=8

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Route1: Pune - Hyd - Vizag - Kolkotta- Moregram- Silliguri
Too long. Bad roads on NH9 in MH and KA. Congested Hyd-Vijaywada stretch thanks to road widening, alternative via Khammam has bad roads. Bad roads in Orissa from AP border to Khurda. Traffic jams at check posts in AP-OR and OR-WB.
If you take this route, contemplate Day 1 halt at Vizag, Day 2 at Calcutta and arrival in Siliguri late on Day 3.

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Route2: Pune - Nagpur- Sambalpur- Jamshedpur-Asansol-Moregram-Silliguri
NO point in taking some bad roads from OR to JH to go via Jamshedpur. Maoist problems too in JH. Consider Route 3.

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Route3:Pune - Nagpur- Sambalpur- Kolkotta-Moregram-Silliguri
Best route. Road good in MH. OK in CG, but don't expect high speeds. Even OR has good roads, although some stretches around Sambalpur and Keonjhar are bad. Avoid night driving between Jashpur & Kharagpur. Lovely expressway from Kharagpur onwards till Darjeeling More. Avoid NH34 from Calcutta, prefer the NH2 route via Bardhaman & Darjeeling More, connecting with NH34 at Morgram via Siuri and Rampurhat. Even the SH is OK condition.

Day 1 - Raipur
Day 2 - Calcutta
Day 3 - Siliguri

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Route4: Any other route
None.

All plans call for some zestful driving, early morning starts and late arrivals at destination.
facilities poor.

Road condition info for Nagpur-Calcutta based on a friend's trip a couple of weeks ago.

You can refer teh route to Siliguri in this log book of mine:
http://hvkumar.googlegroups.com/web/s2s.xls

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Best route. Road good in MH. OK in CG, but don't expect high speeds. Even OR has good roads, although some stretches around Sambalpur and Keonjhar are bad.
Day 1 - Raipur
Day 2 - Calcutta
Day 3 - Siliguri
Sir, I will suggest the below route.

Raipur ---> Sambalpur ----> Manguli squre (Cuttack) ----> balasore ----> Jaleswar ------> Kolkata.

Manguli squre (Cuttack) ---> Bhadrak is excellent GQ 4-lane road.

Bhadrak----> Balasore ....Good road GQ in progress. many diversion but You can maintain a good speed.


Road is good.
Good facility all over the route.
No Maoist fear....
Take less time then route via Sambalpur ---> Keonjhar ---> Kolkata route.

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HVK: Rahul will be with his family (wife & Kid) ONLY. He will be the only driver. I personally think that he should not push it beyond a point.

He does not have the road driving experience that you have

He was also mentioning 1st stop at Raipur which works out to @ 1000 Km from Pune.

I also suggested that he books hotels all along the route so that when he enters the city/town where he wants to halt, he does not have to go searching for a hotel.

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Sir, I will suggest the below route.

Raipur ---> Sambalpur ----> Manguli squre (Cuttack) ----> balasore ----> Jaleswar ------> Kolkata.

Manguli squre (Cuttack) ---> Bhadrak is excellent GQ 4-lane road.

Bhadrak----> Balasore ....Good road GQ in progress. many diversion but You can maintain a good speed.


Road is good.
Good facility all over the route.
No Maoist fear....
Take less time then route via Sambalpur ---> Keonjhar ---> Kolkata route.
Oh ok great.. I have zilch knowhow on this route.

so now i have three routes again based on above

route 1 ; pune-aurangabad-jalna-chikli(60km of rough patch)-khemgaon-akola-nagpur-raipur-sambalpur--eonjhar-kolkotta-bardwank-siuri-moregram-ksilliguri

Route2: same as above but via lonar-wardha-nagpur(no info on facilities)

Route3: either of above +sambalpur-cuttack-cal


Please advise further

Ps: vehicle serviced
A. Contemplating the following
1. spare tube and some valves n tubeless puncture repair kit.
2. Pulsating 2 led red n white led lights for emergency(already have..ppl use on cycles abroad)
3. Mapmyindia gps(something brtter than nothing)

Rest imp tools n fuses already in hand from last trip including tow rope

Advises suggestions most welcome
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Kindly please suggest hotels
@Nagpur
@Raipur
@Sambalpur
@Calcutta

I have seen the logfiles posted by members but want to confirm

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Kindly please suggest hotels
@Sambalpur

I have seen the logfiles posted by members but want to confirm

Thanks
Rahul
I will suggest below two Hotels in SAMBALPUR.

-- Hotel Sheela Tower
-- Hotel Saket.

Both the hotels are in VSS marg in Sambalpur.

When you are comming from Raipur...

follow the below direction...

Stop at Ainthapali Squre(First stop for SBP town/Bus stand is near by)...>Take right Turn....> Go stright....> Go over the fly over....> Stop at Laxmi talkies Squre...Take left here
with in 100 meters you will find both the hotel on that road.

Saket hotel is on left side and other one is on right side of this road.

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Agree with KALINGA. Hotel Sheela Tower is a good hotel in Sambalpur, I have also stayed there once.
To give you some more coordinates:
AS you are entering Sambalpur, you will see Hirakud Dam to the left. 8 kms from that point, you reach this Square on NH6 itself. You will see a petrol pump and a Hotel Pramod as landmarks at this junction.
Hotel Sheela Towers, Sambalpur

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@Calcutta
When you are coming in from Kharagpur on NH6, you will reach Dhulagori just before the turn off point into South Kolkata. There is a Motel Midway there on the right side of the road (towards Kharagpur), exactly 100 kms from the Kharagpur bypass (where NH60 joins it). You know you have kissed the point if you see the Dhulagori Logistics Centre.

If you don't mind going into KOlkata, then you can take the entry point through the Vidya Sagar Setu and stay at Hotel Aakash Deep at Park Circus - very easy to reach.
Hotel Akash Deep - Kolkata | India | Phone : +91 33 2287 5004, +91 33 2281 2880, +91 33 2290 6452, +91 33 2290 1383

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Sir, I will suggest the below route.

Raipur ---> Sambalpur ----> Manguli squre (Cuttack) ----> balasore ----> Jaleswar ------> Kolkata.

Manguli squre (Cuttack) ---> Bhadrak is excellent GQ 4-lane road.

Bhadrak----> Balasore ....Good road GQ in progress. many diversion but You can maintain a good speed.


Road is good.
Good facility all over the route.
No Maoist fear....
Take less time then route via Sambalpur ---> Keonjhar ---> Kolkata route.
Hi Kalinga,

Could you please clarify, if there at the WB- OS border the outstation private vehicles have to pay some 800-1000/- tax to the pesky RTO guys.
Whats the way to avoid that ?if at all

Thanks
Rahul
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Hi Kalinga,

Could you please clarify, if there at the WB- OS border the outstation private vehicles have to pay some 800-1000/- tax to the pesky RTO guys.
Whats the way to avoid that ?if at all

Thanks
Rahul
Of late, no one has had any problem there.
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Hi Kalinga,

Could you please clarify, if there at the WB- OS border the outstation private vehicles have to pay some 800-1000/- tax to the pesky RTO guys.
Whats the way to avoid that ?if at all

Thanks
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Need route path coordinates on
Jalna--syndicate raja--????-wardha--nagpur
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Need route path coordinates on
Jalna--syndicate raja--????-wardha--nagpur
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Pune-SH60/Nagar road-Shikrapur 30 kms-Ranjangaon 17-Shirur 15-Ahmednagar 58-Aurangabad 122-Jalna 60-Sindkhed Raja 28-Sultanpur 49-Mehkar 11-Dongaon 17-Malegaon 37-Shelu Bazar 31-Karanja 30-Pimpalgaon 25-Phulgaon 70-Deoli 25-Wardha 15-Shelu 25-Buti Bori 25-NH7-Nagpur Airport 20
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I have plotted the route in google maps according to the inputs provided.

Pune - Silliguri - Pune - Google Maps

Technically its T-1day
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