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Old 30th August 2010, 12:53   #646
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At Gachibowli crossroads, you need to be really careful as your car will suddenly nosedive and come up for fresh air ( due to a HUGE pothole). It reminded me of my first diving lessons at Hotel Ritz Swimming Pool....LOL
Where exactly is this? IIIT junction or ORR junction? I use both fairly regularly and have not come up with any issue whatsoever so far. In fact my last drive at both was just day before yesterday.

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Yesterday went to attend KKRK2's wedding in BDR Nagar, Hastinapur ( Nagarjunsagar Road).
Haha, you got the alias/handle wrong again! I hope the wedding celebrations were fab and you guys enjoyed tremendously!

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It was pouring cats and dogs continously from 11am-4pm and it seems there was not a drop of water at secunderabad side. What in the world is happening to weather these days?
Yes not much this side. I was taking rest (because of a bad bout of cough/cold) at my parents' place near Bowenpally and there was only a slight drizzle.

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Due to rains there was this inevitable jams throughout our route and it took us more than hour to cover 20kms even on a sunday afternoon. And, coming back was more than 1 hour.
Surprisingly cool commute for me today, despite the peak time and corroded roads. I started from Bowenpally just after 9 am and reached the service centre (14.5 kms away with 12 km on NH9 passing through Balanagar/KPHB/JNTU-Nizampet Junction etc.) in around 35 minutes. From there to office took around 40 minutes in the Indigo via Allwyn Junction (Miyapur), BHEL-Lingampally and HCU. Reached just in time for the 11 am meeting .

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Old 30th August 2010, 13:01   #647
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Where exactly is this? IIIT junction or ORR junction? I use both fairly regularly and have not come up with any issue whatsoever so far. In fact my last drive at both was just day before yesterday.
Its the ORR junction. While coming from Mehdipatnam side, you need to cover that junction from extreme left. If you do it from center, then you will nosedive as afore mentioned


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Haha, you got the alias/handle wrong again! I hope the wedding celebrations were fab and you guys enjoyed tremendously!
Opps sorry. We affectionately call him " Kirkiri" because we long gave up spelling it correctly

Yes, we had a good time at his marriage even though it rained pretty hard all through.
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Its the ORR junction. While coming from Mehdipatnam side, you need to cover that junction from extreme left. If you do it from center, then you will nosedive as afore mentioned
Oh, that one!

Well it's so starkly visible that unless it's night-time you won't hit it at all. Even at night, if there's traffic, all you need to do is see everyone swerving either to the extreme left or extreme right and you'll realize something's (in the case, road) missing .

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I had an early morning meeting and today was my lucky day.

I left home at 8:50am and was in office at 9:25 am and was breezing through all traffic signals which happened to turn "green" seeing my white annihilator coming

Boy! that was one awesome drive!

Finally, tomorrow afternoon will be taking the PVNR expressway for the first time to airport to drop wifey who's travelling abroad.

Can't wait to Cruze on PVNR
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Finally, tomorrow afternoon will be taking the PVNR expressway for the first time to airport to drop wifey who's travelling abroad.

Can't wait to Cruze on PVNR
PVNR can actually be somewhat frustrating because of some Indicas and other slower cars who hog the right lane, or guys who're driving while yakking on their phones (they tend to occupy both lanes simultaneously and don't move when honked).

What WA needs is a dash on the ORR .

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Old 1st September 2010, 16:43   #651
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PVNR can actually be somewhat frustrating because of some Indicas and other slower cars who hog the right lane, or guys who're driving while yakking on their phones (they tend to occupy both lanes simultaneously and don't move when honked).

What WA needs is a dash on the ORR .

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Agree. But, i love the curves and slightly rough road of PVNR.

Btw, i liked the way you said, it needs a dash on the ORR
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Agree. But, i love the curves and slightly rough road of PVNR.
Yeah the curves are good. Infact the road itself is fantastic. It's just those stupid guys who occupy the right lane with one hand on the phone that get my goat.

There are two steep curves on the ORR too which are adrenaline-inducing .

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Btw, i liked the way you said, it needs a dash on the ORR
Sorry, I meant dash "of" the ORR (or "dose of the ORR").

Actually, "on" is alright too I guess, but then I meant a high-speed run and not our Hyderabadi dash .

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Arrey Prashant, your mistaking my comment. I liked the way you said that sentence. To heck with correct english

It felt " NICE"
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OT: I was deprived of driving on PVNR and more importanly dropping wifey to airport courtesy her office folks sending a Meru at home.

I hate them
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OT: I was deprived of driving on PVNR and more importanly dropping wifey to airport courtesy her office folks sending a Meru at home.

I hate them
lol!

Avi, you should have followed the meru cab or asked the cab driver to follow you!
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OT: I was deprived of driving on PVNR and more importanly dropping wifey to airport courtesy her office folks sending a Meru at home.

I hate them
Follow my lead. Drive without pretext or reason or excuse .

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Finally met my traffic jam on Saturday. Had some shopping to do at Abids and Charminar. Left home at 1:30 PM.
Encountered a jam at Lakdi-ka-pul.
Reached Abids at around 2:15 or so.

Left Abids at 3:30. Bumper to bumper from Madina till Charminar. Reached Charminar at around 4:30. Decided to forgo the shopping and the plan to pick up haleem from Shahdab. Switched on my mobile gps. After selecting all detours, it gave me route from Mehendi Gali and the rear of Begum Bazar.
Narrow alleyways and bad roads. It finally opened up in a lane adjacent to Ek Minar masjid.
Was home at at exactly 5:20.

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@mobike008 - Avi, your plan works for me too, I run ahead of the Serengeti Rush, for Raintree to Hitech 8.00 AM - 8.20 AM and Hitech - Raintree 6.00 PM - 6.30 PM. Nowadays they allow Hitech traffic under the original Rohtang pass and let traffic towards Hitech from the alternate Kaccha Baralacha La. 2 weeks back water there was scary.

Due to my knee surgery, I get away from holding meetings late in office, so yanked some folks to my rhythm.
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Yesterday my dear friend mobike008 convinced me to take the old Sri Sailam highway back into the city to his place at Himayath Nagar. The road runs through Barkhas, old DRDL, Chanchalguda jail and finally through Kanchiguda to Himayath Nagar.

Even on Sunday afternoon the traffic was so bad that I could move to 3rd gear . I don't know how I got persuaded to take that route. May be I'll ask mobike008 to compensate me for the torture meted out to the Storm and my left foot.
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May be I'll ask mobike008 to compensate me for the torture meted out to the Storm and my left foot.
Didnt i compensate by giving a running commentary of the rich culture and heritage of Old City and also showing you ex-abode of my ex-chairman?
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