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Old 24th March 2010, 20:24   #136
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The opening was today afternoon. Basically it's a farce since only a part of the other side is open.

The ministers as usual gave a long boring speech and they shut down the entire sea link from morning till 9:30pm tonight. Caused major traffic jams on the alternate roads.

The FCCCI had organized a vintage car drive on the new part of the link. Met Rony there.

A few pics of the event. (Courtesy Jasher26)
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Hi just went for a drive on the seal link. Once you take the detour and cross over to the north bound bridge the experience is quite exhilarating. Imagine 4 lanes of traffic moving in one direction. The drive is completely smooth and you cross the toll bridge and merge on to the WE highway.

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One has to be careful when you take the left detour as the same is quite sharp and the car to the right of you might suddenly come to near for comfort.
Also on the south bound lane the 4 lanes become 2 towards the end. One has to see what kind of traffic issues the same causes. Since today was a bank holiday one will have to wait till tomorrow. The rumbler's on the bridge are a major dampener. Be careful of the cops guys with their speed guns since the additional lanes give rise to a great amount of temptation to speed.
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Hi just went for a drive on the seal link. Once you take the detour and cross over to the north bound bridge the experience is quite exhilarating. Imagine 4 lanes of traffic moving in one direction. The drive is completely smooth and you cross the toll bridge and merge on to the WE highway.

Couple of observations
One has to be careful when you take the left detour as the same is quite sharp and the car to the right of you might suddenly come to near for comfort.
Also on the south bound lane the 4 lanes become 2 towards the end. One has to see what kind of traffic issues the same causes. Since today was a bank holiday one will have to wait till tomorrow. The rumbler's on the bridge are a major dampener. Be careful of the cops guys with their speed guns since the additional lanes give rise to a great amount of temptation to speed.
there are cops with speed guns? and rumblers? on the new side?
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there are cops with speed guns? and rumblers? on the new side?
No cops at this time of the nite but definitely during evening hrs around 530 types. In fact there are cops on the main sea face also in the evening heading southbound. Was behind a car which suddenly asked to pull over for speeding. Both of us were around 70 and the radar caught the car head of me.
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No cops at this time of the nite but definitely during evening hrs around 530 types. In fact there are cops on the main sea face also in the evening heading southbound. Was behind a car which suddenly asked to pull over for speeding. Both of us were around 70 and the radar caught the car head of me.
just went for a spin. it was empty. i got to test my v6's power.
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HAHA!! You were waiting for this for a long time weren't you!! Good Good!! How was it?
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HAHA!! You were waiting for this for a long time weren't you!! Good Good!! How was it?
it was very nice. over before i knew it.
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Friends, how safe are the speed breaking strips they have put at several spots on the sea link? I'm raising this point because the other day I saw that three cars bumped into each other just after one of these strips.
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During my Mumbai visit on 3/4 March 2010, thrice I drove on Rajiv Gandhi Sea Link. All the times, I followed the speed limit, 50 kmph, I think. I was the odd man out there, all other cars zipped ahead of me!
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During my Mumbai visit on 3/4 March 2010, thrice I drove on Rajiv Gandhi Sea Link. All the times, I followed the speed limit, 50 kmph, I think. I was the odd man out there, all other cars zipped ahead of me!
Hi Ravi,

Well said. I've observed the same spectacle. Every time I use the Worli sea link, I follow the speed limit of 50 kmph strictly but all the other users just zip past me. I don't know why they have kept the limit at that number. Maybe, they should consider increasing by 10-20% as that seems to be closer to the normal speeds used by most users on that bridge.

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Hi Ravi,

Well said. I've observed the same spectacle. Every time I use the Worli sea link, I follow the speed limit of 50 kmph strictly but all the other users just zip past me. I don't know why they have kept the limit at that number. Maybe, they should consider increasing by 10-20% as that seems to be closer to the normal speeds used by most users on that bridge.

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now that they have opened the other 4 lanes i think it should be increased to 100kmph which was originally planned. and there was no reason to put those stupid speed bumps now. they should have been removed.
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100kmph? The bumps are like they create bumps in bellies. Real nasty ones. They could have put the normal coal tar pile-up ones instead. The reflective metal blocks to reduce speed is another stupidity. I dont think they will allow 100kmph presently, may go to 80kmph.
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Not that i in any way agree with the bumps on the sealink, but...

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...They could have put the normal coal tar pile-up ones instead.
Why?
In my opinion these are better - more visible from a distance, more consistent, and probably easier to install and remove without major damage to the road surface.

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Not that i in any way agree with the bumps on the sealink, but...
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Why?
In my opinion these are better - more visible from a distance, more consistent, and probably easier to install and remove without major damage to the road surface.

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I believe they are sharp edged and could assist in long term tyre damage. Just my opinion. Did you pass by the sea of stupid reflectors that they have put towards the end of the 4-lane carriages towards Worli where the 8 lanes merge into 4? What a horrible idea!
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I believe they are sharp edged and could assist in long term tyre damage. Just my opinion.
Haven't looked at em up close but i somehow doubt that.

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Did you pass by the sea of stupid reflectors that they have put towards the end of the 4-lane carriages towards Worli where the 8 lanes merge into 4? What a horrible idea!
Oh man! Driving past that part with a million reflectors late at night can make anyone feel like they are on hallucinogens!
When i passed it for the first time i thought "i better get a bumper cam and take a video of this `getaway in Stockholm' style!. Maybe soon.

The thing is that they aren't even arranged in straight lines. They are lined up diagonally!

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