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Old 4th September 2014, 14:33   #1186
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Page 31 of the PDF states the following rule. Confusing indeed!
Obviously not a lot of thought has gone into framing the rule for use of mobile phones. Someone needs to sue these morons and only then they will get their act together.
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Old 4th September 2014, 17:54   #1187
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I got this when I searched for the mobile usage rules in UK ...


https://www.gov.uk/using-mobile-phon...riving-the-law

You can see how precisely and well framed is the law. Unlike the MV Act where the laws are so ambiguous. And the fine is really laughable ... its Rs. 100 in India and 100 Pounds in UK.

The MV Act was framed in 1988 ( I was not even eligible to drive a cycle then ). Its high time govt remove these archaic laws and frame new ones. Abolishing RTO is really a step in the right direction.
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Old 9th September 2014, 18:22   #1188
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Hello everyone!
I'm planning to drive down to Lavasa this Saturday. Will be leaving around 12.30 from Mindspace - Malad West. What would be the best route to take?
1. Malad - WEH - JVLR - Powai - Thane-Belapur Road - Mum-Pune Exp
2. Malad - WEH - SCLR - Mankhurd - Vashi - Mum-Pune Exp
3. Malad - WEH - Thane - Powai - Thane-Belapur Road - Mum-Pune Exp

I've never travelled on these routes at this time (12.30 afternoon) so am clueless about the traffic scenario. Suggestions would be greatly appreciated!!
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Hello everyone!
I'm planning to drive down to Lavasa this Saturday. Will be leaving around 12.30 from Mindspace - Malad West. What would be the best route to take?
1. Malad - WEH - JVLR - Powai - Thane-Belapur Road - Mum-Pune Exp
2. Malad - WEH - SCLR - Mankhurd - Vashi - Mum-Pune Exp
3. Malad - WEH - Thane - Powai - Thane-Belapur Road - Mum-Pune Exp

I've never travelled on these routes at this time (12.30 afternoon) so am clueless about the traffic scenario. Suggestions would be greatly appreciated!!
Nishant, please use the following route. Traffic should not be there on any of the routes, this one would be best though.

Malad - WEH - Aarey/JVLR - Powai - EEH - Ghatkopar - Mankurd - Vashi - Palm Beach Road - Belapur - Expressway.
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Old 10th September 2014, 06:01   #1190
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Nishant, please use the following route. Traffic should not be there on any of the routes, this one would be best though.

Malad - WEH - Aarey/JVLR - Powai - EEH - Ghatkopar - Mankurd - Vashi - Palm Beach Road - Belapur - Expressway.
Thanks for the suggestion!
How about SCLR? Google suggests me that route as the shortest one. Also, just wanted to understand the benefit of taking Palm Beach Road vs the normal route as I had driven to lonavala last Sunday and the Thane Belapur Road is quite good!!
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Thanks for the suggestion!
How about SCLR? Google suggests me that route as the shortest one. Also, just wanted to understand the benefit of taking Palm Beach Road vs the normal route as I had driven to lonavala last Sunday and the Thane Belapur Road is quite good!!
The normal Sion Panvel Expressway is a better option than Palm Beach now and is much quicker, with most of work being done.

I would suggest JVLR - Airoli - Sion Panvel Expressway - Mumbai Pune Expressway.
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The normal Sion Panvel Expressway is a better option than Palm Beach now and is much quicker, with most of work being done.

I would suggest JVLR - Airoli - Sion Panvel Expressway - Mumbai Pune Expressway.
True. But the addition of the toll booths may be an issue in the long run.
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Thanks for the suggestion!
How about SCLR? Google suggests me that route as the shortest one. Also, just wanted to understand the benefit of taking Palm Beach Road vs the normal route as I had driven to lonavala last Sunday and the Thane Belapur Road is quite good!!
My Bad, SCLR will be a good/ better option to reach Mankurd. I prefer Palm Beach for the drive and seeing that Gigantic Flag of India near Seawoods.
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The normal Sion Panvel Expressway is a better option than Palm Beach now and is much quicker, with most of work being done.

I would suggest JVLR - Airoli - Sion Panvel Expressway - Mumbai Pune Expressway.
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My Bad, SCLR will be a good/ better option to reach Mankurd. I prefer Palm Beach for the drive and seeing that Gigantic Flag of India near Seawoods.
Decision made!
Mindspace -- WEH -- SCLR -- Vashi -- Panvel (via Thane-Belapur Rd) -- Mum-Pune Exp

Thanks for all the suggestions!!
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Happened to renew the monthly pass yesterday in the middle of the month at Mulund Toll and was informed (or rather warned) by the attendant of a price hike in the monthly pass with effect from Oct 2014. The std Rs 1000 monthly pass toll will be hiked to Rs 1165/- whereas the Rs 1200/- applicable for all MEPL tolls will be hiked by almost 250 rupees.

I asked the attendant to provide me with the complaint book, but was told the book got drenched in the recent rains and hence unavailable. New book is yet to arrive.
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Happened to renew the monthly pass yesterday in the middle of the month at Mulund Toll and was informed (or rather warned) by the attendant of a price hike in the monthly pass with effect from Oct 2014. The std Rs 1000 monthly pass toll will be hiked to Rs 1165/- whereas the Rs 1200/- applicable for all MEPL tolls will be hiked by almost 250 rupees.

I asked the attendant to provide me with the complaint book, but was told the book got drenched in the recent rains and hence unavailable. New book is yet to arrive.
One way toll rates will be increased to Rs 35 from the current Rs 30.
I think this applies to all the tolls providing exit out of mumbai. i.e Dahisar, Mulund, Vashi, Airoli.

There is a board when you enter the toll naka, specifying the toll rates for the next coming years.
It does mention about the toll rate hike from 1st Oct 2014.
Will try to source a snap of it if possible.
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One way toll rates will be increased to Rs 35 from the current Rs 30.
I think this applies to all the tolls providing exit out of mumbai. i.e Dahisar, Mulund, Vashi, Airoli.

There is a board when you enter the toll naka, specifying the toll rates for the next coming years.
It does mention about the toll rate hike from 1st Oct 2014.
Will try to source a snap of it if possible.
The price hike isnt coming at the right time I guess when the state elections are just round the corner. This I assume will be the most debated issue.

The price hike hasnt been advertised well, it will come up a surprise to the motorists on the 1st October.
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One way toll rates will be increased to Rs 35 from the current Rs 30.
I think this applies to all the tolls providing exit out of mumbai. i.e Dahisar, Mulund, Vashi, Airoli.

There is a board when you enter the toll naka, specifying the toll rates for the next coming years.
It does mention about the toll rate hike from 1st Oct 2014.
Will try to source a snap of it if possible.
Great! More Toll Rate hikes, just what we need!

The only Toll I feel worth paying for is the Expressway. All others are just for looting the common man. When the Sion Panvel Expressway Toll booth goes live, my weekend trips home will just get costlier.
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Did all the 3 new roads - SCLR, the beautiful sea link and eastern freeway in 1 day. I started from Mulund, had meetings in BKC, Fort and reach Pune. Amazing connectivity.
Never thought I could reach Mankhurd from CST in 20 mins flat. Thanks to the eastern freeway.
The last time I took my vehicle to CST was almost 4 years ago. It took me 2.5 hrs to reach Mulund from CST then. This is heaven compared to that.
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Guys watch out, they have added speedbreakers to the freeway. There are speedbreakers when you are going towards chembur, and about half a km after you start just before the on ramp from the BPT road joins the freeway. That wasn't really an accident spot, so god knows why they have put speed breakers there. But I saw the next day some major accident had taken place right in front of the speedbreakers, about 30 feet of divider was missing with glass lying on the road. No doubt this accident was caused due to someone not knowing about the speedbreakers, and then losing control.
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