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Old 18th August 2011, 11:08   #1
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Look at the pic below, this is taken on the road leading to DLF cyber city.

It was a slush trail and i could see small hatchs struggling - slipping and sliding

This is one of the poshest areas in Gurgaon

Total entertainment while going to office - we just need some good sized craters to have off roading while going to office

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this was taken from my mobile, hence the picture quality. Also since this is taken from high angle full "difficulty" of the trail is not visible
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Old 18th August 2011, 11:28   #2
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I can not agree more on this. Just outside apartments that cost upwards of a crore each are huge waterlogged trenches (if i may call them so).
Yes, we blend the millenium city and the erstwhile gur-gaon
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It was a slush trail and i could see small hatchs struggling - slipping and sliding

this was taken from my mobile, hence the picture quality. Also since this is taken from high angle full "difficulty" of the trail is not visible

I read your disclaimer, but honestly, it does not look that bad at all.
It's monsoon and seems to be an area where construction (Metro?) is still underway, so naturally, happens .

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Service roads around construction sites are indeed the worst during rains. Same case here in Bangalore. From the picture the cars at least have some space around them. Here my elbow ends up in the car next to me.
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I read your disclaimer, but honestly, it does not look that bad at all.
It's monsoon and seems to be an area where construction (Metro?) is still underway, so naturally, happens .

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Yes construction is going on - but you need to be there to see the trail.
This is an area where there are a lot of offices and there is a huge jam due to the slush - with cars struggling to move forward
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You should remove the word Gurgaon. There are several such offroad tracks in Bengaluru too
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Non-Gurgaon guys, can just not appreciate from pictures, how bad this stretch is!

On the oncoming lane, there are actually huge craters as well. Also, if you have some rain, then this area also gets water-logged.

Have stopped navigating this stretch nowadays, and am taking either the entry via DLF Phase 3 (circuitous) or via NH-8, both of which cost me an extra 8-10 kms from my home.
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Service roads around construction sites are indeed the worst during rains. Same case here in Bangalore. From the picture the cars at least have some space around them. Here my elbow ends up in the car next to me.
Sir - this is because i have stopped to take the pic and the car ahead of me was not able to move forward as quickly as it wanted to due to slush

i agree with roy_libran, you need to be here to believe it.

+1 to srishiva.

Just why the construction guys cant take enough thought to properly prepare the roads where contruction is going to take place is something that i dont understand.

It just needs some planning - if you are going to block some portion of the road atleast make sure that the remaining portion is motorable at decent speed so that there are no traffic jams because of cars not being able to move!
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He he! lots of people ask me why I use a Gypsy as a daily driver!! Check out Golf Coure Extension road & the Golf Course road (just before the Golf Course) after a heavy downpour!
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Hmm. The road looks pretty good. What more do you want?

(hmm. I drive in Bangalore. I hope that explains the above comment.).
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In a lighter vein, this snap is quite apt - it encourages you to take the metro rather than driving .

I have been on the Delhi metro a couple of times - it's just AWESOME man. You NCR guys are really lucky. You have officers like E. Sreedharan making the systems work round the clock to improve the quality of life.

Here is a tribute to the man:
E. Sreedharan - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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In a lighter vein, this snap is quite apt - it encourages you to take the metro rather than driving .

I have been on the Delhi metro a couple of times - it's just AWESOME man. You NCR guys are really lucky. You have officers like E. Sreedharan making the systems work round the clock to improve the quality of life.

Here is a tribute to the man:
E. Sreedharan - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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totally agree - only this is not Delhi Metro. This is "rapid" metro and is being developed by DLF.

This can explain the road conditions a bit.

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He he! lots of people ask me why I use a Gypsy as a daily driver!! Check out Golf Coure Extension road & the Golf Course road (just before the Golf Course) after a heavy downpour!
I saw a orange colored gypsy some days ago and then a dark green gypsy with snorkel - any one of these yours?

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Hmm. The road looks pretty good. What more do you want?

(hmm. I drive in Bangalore. I hope that explains the above comment.).
LOL

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Hmm. The road looks pretty good. What more do you want?

(hmm. I drive in Bangalore. I hope that explains the above comment.).
Lol, I agree with you man. We bangaloreans would love to drive in those roads. They are far better than what we drive.

Completely : Which city has the worst road sense? Read somewhere that if you can drive in Kolkata you can drive anywhere with your eyes closed?
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Lol, I agree with you man. We bangaloreans would love to drive in those roads. They are far better than what we drive.

Completely : Which city has the worst road sense? Read somewhere that if you can drive in Kolkata you can drive anywhere with your eyes closed?
Especially as we pay the highest petrol price in India (71.xx) and highest road tax (18.87% for ex-showroom >10L). Ggaon/NCR/Mumbai roads are not even close to the lunar expeditions we have to do every dau
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Hmm. The road looks pretty good. What more do you want?

(hmm. I drive in Bangalore. I hope that explains the above comment.).
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Ggaon/NCR/Mumbai roads are not even close to the lunar expeditions we have to do every dau
With power comes responsibility :: With bad road-like structure comes great sense of humor! (beat the damn dead horse - dead again! )

lmao!

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