Go Back   Team-BHP > Buckle Up > Street Experiences


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 22nd September 2010, 16:15   #691
BHPian
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: "Luck-City", TG
Posts: 664
Thanked: 326 Times
Default

The daily routine of Hyderabad's monsoon continues ... it is about to start raining and the spread of darkness is an indication that the cloud burst today may be a copy of yesterday (5 odd cms in 2 hours). Time to run for cover (back home) ...
hyd_traveller is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 22nd September 2010, 16:41   #692
BHPian
 
potlaravi's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: STL MO
Posts: 148
Thanked: 3 Times
Default

Friends ,
Finally date announced for fly over near Hitech City , Oct 2nd is the Opening day. GHMC spent 22 CR on this fly Over .Hope IT employees can save some more time with this fly over
-Ravi
potlaravi is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 22nd September 2010, 17:10   #693
Senior - BHPian
 
vnabhi's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: DC -> DC
Posts: 5,205
Thanked: 1,195 Times
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by hyd_traveller View Post
The daily routine of Hyderabad's monsoon continues ... it is about to start raining and the spread of darkness is an indication that the cloud burst today may be a copy of yesterday (5 odd cms in 2 hours). Time to run for cover (back home) ...
Though the clouds looked ominous from the time of your post, the actual rain started only 5 minutes ago.

Hope you guys have hastily beat the retreat. I am WFH today, like most of my colleagues.
vnabhi is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 22nd September 2010, 17:14   #694
Team-BHP Support
 
bblost's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Hyderabad
Posts: 9,552
Thanked: 6,310 Times
Default

In Hi-Tech city, the rains have stopped but the skyline is quite cloudy and dark.
bblost is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 22nd September 2010, 20:40   #695
Senior - BHPian
 
MileCruncher's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Mumbai
Posts: 3,985
Thanked: 351 Times
Default

For some work, I had to travel from Raj Bhavan road to ECIL X Roads and it took me at 12 Noon about 20 minutes to cover the 22 Km distance. Normally it takes anywhere between 40-50 minutes.

All this thanks to the Ganesh Visarjan Public Holiday
MileCruncher is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 23rd September 2010, 19:28   #696
Senior - BHPian
 
spadix's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Gurgaon
Posts: 1,018
Thanked: 185 Times
Default

Reached home just as the water levels on the access road started reaching dangerous levels again .

What made it worse was that the builder of the new bunch of apartments there has booked this bunch of heavy concrete mixer and bore drilling lorries which occupy half the road. So people on either side can't see who's coming from the other side and tend to "meet" each other in the middle of the puddle. So far so good (around mid-way between ankle and knee depth); any more water and this could prove to be "fatal".

Also I just realized that having a big car doesn't give you any special privileges (not saying that it should, personally, but the way the world moves and all that...). Today I "met" this auto at this narrow spot and he refused to budge and I had to get off the road and drive on the wrong side. Thankfully it's a known road so despite the puddle I knew it was safe.

Regards,
spadix
spadix is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 23rd September 2010, 19:43   #697
Senior - BHPian
 
vnabhi's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: DC -> DC
Posts: 5,205
Thanked: 1,195 Times
Default

I went to work early today after dropping my kid at her school behind Lifestyle. I took the Panjagutta flyover after a long time from the Greenlands side.

I found lots of potholes at the end of the flyover, near the TOI office. I also found the divider being broken in that area to facilitate reverse direction traffic in the evenings. I wonder when that will be put into effect.

BTW, did any of you guys spot the new Porsche sign on the building after Chutney's and PWC on Rd # 36? That building used to house our old office and I noticed that signboard only because I looked at the building. I wonder when the showroom will be opened.
vnabhi is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 23rd September 2010, 19:45   #698
Senior - BHPian
 
pulsar56's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Singapore
Posts: 1,175
Thanked: 319 Times
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by potlaravi View Post
Friends ,
Finally date announced for fly over near Hitech City , Oct 2nd is the Opening day. GHMC spent 22 CR on this fly Over .Hope IT employees can save some more time with this fly over
-Ravi
Yes. Yes. All the IT employees travelling towards KPHB/JNTU will reach much faster to the next jam - The under-construction Hitec city station flyover.

The opening of this flyover does not make any sense at all unless the other bottle-neck is cleared! Currently, It will just clear up the mess at cyber towers junction!
pulsar56 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 23rd September 2010, 21:12   #699
Team-BHP Support
 
bblost's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Hyderabad
Posts: 9,552
Thanked: 6,310 Times
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by pulsar56 View Post

Currently, It will just clear up the mess at cyber towers junction!
and thank God for that.
This will seriously improve my home-office-home trip.
bblost is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 24th September 2010, 08:05   #700
BHPian
 
Ardy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Hyderabad
Posts: 613
Thanked: 86 Times
Default Off Topic

Quote:
Originally Posted by vnabhi View Post
BTW, did any of you guys spot the new Porsche sign on the building after Chutney's and PWC on Rd # 36? That building used to house our old office and I noticed that signboard only because I looked at the building. I wonder when the showroom will be opened.
OT: It has been kept in wraps for months and clearly visible in the evenings, when they switch on the lights. I have even spotted a new Panamera parked in the showroom.
Ardy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 24th September 2010, 10:37   #701
BHPian
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Jam-luru
Posts: 257
Thanked: 55 Times
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by potlaravi View Post
Friends ,
Finally date announced for fly over near Hitech City , Oct 2nd is the Opening day. GHMC spent 22 CR on this fly Over .Hope IT employees can save some more time with this fly over
-Ravi
Its all set to move the jam from the junction to the point where the flyover ends on the cyber towers side.
LonelyPlanet is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 24th September 2010, 13:11   #702
Senior - BHPian
 
pulsar56's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Singapore
Posts: 1,175
Thanked: 319 Times
Default

Heavy Rains lash the city again!
Expect huge traffic jams in the evening if the rain continues. I just had wonderful drive to work with nil traffic from Miyapur to Hitec City. Missed some puddles and took them at normal speed as the visibility was very very low!

Last edited by pulsar56 : 24th September 2010 at 13:13.
pulsar56 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 24th September 2010, 14:31   #703
Senior - BHPian
 
vnabhi's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: DC -> DC
Posts: 5,205
Thanked: 1,195 Times
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by pulsar56 View Post
Heavy Rains lash the city again!
Expect huge traffic jams in the evening if the rain continues. I just had wonderful drive to work with nil traffic from Miyapur to Hitec City. Missed some puddles and took them at normal speed as the visibility was very very low!
Well, there was just a shower in Somajiguda/ Greenlands. The sky is still overcast.

Looks like the rain Gods are now targetting the outskirts.
vnabhi is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 24th September 2010, 18:52   #704
BHPian
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: "Luck-City", TG
Posts: 664
Thanked: 326 Times
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by pulsar56 View Post
Heavy Rains lash the city again!
Expect huge traffic jams in the evening if the rain continues. I just had wonderful drive to work with nil traffic from Miyapur to Hitec City. Missed some puddles and took them at normal speed as the visibility was very very low!
Quote:
Originally Posted by vnabhi View Post
Well, there was just a shower in Somajiguda/ Greenlands. The sky is still overcast.

Looks like the rain Gods are now targetting the outskirts.
We did not get much rains this side of the city (Somajiguda) but Hi-Tec City side was deluged at lunch time today. My car could not cross Shilparamam area while returning from Novotel to Somajiguda. Finally, it came back : Novotel-Kondapur-Nanakramguda-NarneRoad-JubileeHills-BanjaraHills-Khairatabad-RajBhawanRoad.
hyd_traveller is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 25th September 2010, 19:09   #705
Senior - BHPian
 
vnabhi's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: DC -> DC
Posts: 5,205
Thanked: 1,195 Times
Default

Today it was downtown Hyd that took a heavy lashing with heavy rains for more than an hour around 4 pm. I had to rush to the cellar and move my car to the upper level.

My wife took 90 minutes to commute from Mind Space to home, and the entire stretch from J Hills checkpost to home was in 2nd gear. I guess I'll get a single digit FE this time on the Waggie .

I have to attend a company-sponsored dinner at The Park in an hour, and I guess I need to drive as nearly half of the 400 metres distance is filled with water, making walking impossible.

Last edited by vnabhi : 25th September 2010 at 19:12.
vnabhi is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Road Diversions in Andheri areas. IQBAL VEERJI Street Experiences 5 20th April 2011 08:32
NICE Road - Alternate Routes - Info and queries atkraju Route / Travel Queries 4 13th November 2008 21:39
Alternate routes to Nelamangala? haripg Route / Travel Queries 6 12th February 2008 14:02
Alternate routes for you to reach faster in Bombay! Gordon Shifting gears 13 31st December 2004 13:22


All times are GMT +5.5. The time now is 19:50.

Copyright 2000 - 2017, Team-BHP.com
Proudly powered by E2E Networks