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Old 3rd June 2010, 20:54   #376
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I'll try my best. Normally I wake up @9!!
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hope you guys are going to show up tomorrow at 0900hrs! don't keep me waiting
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so who's game for this 'convoy on tollway' thingy? i'm in

btw, the Interceptor was there on the BETL this afternoon and when i passed it, there were around 6-7 cars that had been pulled up in the lay-bye for overspeeding
where do these interceptors stand on top of the toll way? there's barely place for 2 cars to move.
im yet to see an interceptor on the tollway.
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where do these interceptors stand on top of the toll way? there's barely place for 2 cars to move.
im yet to see an interceptor on the tollway.
It stand on the lay bye, near Coupon Mall.
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2 issue which are faced at the toll gates:

1. Only 1 toll gate is operational for cash toll, this leads to a very long queue. The other 3 gates meant for monthly pass vehicles are practically unused. Why can't they operate 2 toll gates for cash toll ?

2. Some people jump the queue and then muscle their way into the queue. Even the attendants at the toll gates turn a blind eye at them. Can't something be done about this ?

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hope you guys are going to show up tomorrow at 0900hrs! don't keep me waiting
waited from 0905hrs till 0920hrs and no one shows up!
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waited from 0905hrs till 0920hrs and no one shows up!
Ha ha.... I wish the mugger was from T-BHP and called all of you at an isolated place to get a big hand


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where do these interceptors stand on top of the toll way? there's barely place for 2 cars to move.
im yet to see an interceptor on the tollway.
They normally stand at the place where there are 2 roads joining. I don't exactly remember the spot with landmark, but I had traveled once on this road happily speeding at 110 when I saw the interceptor. They couldn't even stop me due to my speed

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Old 7th June 2010, 19:51   #383
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Default Interceptor in action!

i had a feeling that the Interceptor will be on the BETL today and wallah! there it was!

that Jazz guy zipped past me (i was travelling at 80kmph) and i saw the Interceptor in the distance. as i was closing in, i saw a red light flash inside the interceptor - i'm thinking this must be the radar gun. immediately, the cop who was standing beside the interceptor came to the middle of the road and flagged the Jazz down

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notice the Corsa in front of the Interceptor - its got "Most Wanted" (as in NFS Most Wanted) where the number plate should be. i'm sure the cops took note of that

PS: the above shots have been cropped from the original pictures (below)

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waited from 0905hrs till 0920hrs and no one shows up!
Really sorry for not turning up, I cut my finger on sunday night while trying to cut a sealed box, 2 stiches in my finger, driving is out for at least one week.
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Sorry guys, I started from home today @12 noon.
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@IronH4WK - Good to hear that the Jazz was jabbed & look at the way he's driving, no lane discipline, I sincerely wish he was fined for that too.

Last week I enjoyed twice the sheer pleasure of driving in the elevated highway. One was around 10:30 PM & man, I was unable to control on restricting to 80 & gave a good blast. I too agree that its little scary, but I think we'll get over it eventually. The same night, I saw an Omnie & Swift were speeding, but to my surprise both of them were following lane discipline at odd hours. I was happy to see that.

The second was next day around 1:00 PM & this time I was very much under control & restricted myself not to exceed 2 digits. But the highway is really commendable. Took just 4-5 minutes for 8-9 Kms. Really appreciated the efforts of KA Govt.
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But the highway is really commendable. Took just 4-5 minutes for 8-9 Kms. Really appreciated the efforts of KA Govt.
It takes only 5 minutes to travel 9 kms, but one has to wait for another 10-15 minutes at the toll gates during peak hours. It really defeats the whole purpose.

Extra gates and manpower is available with them, still they choose to operate only 1 gate for 4-wheelers, even at peak hours.

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Extra gates and manpower is available with them, still they choose to operate only 1 gate for 4-wheelers, even at peak hours.
Oh!!! is it? I was travelling both the times during non peak hours, however I saw there was 2 gates operating for cars & 1 for two-wheelers.

PS - Do they charge for two-wheelers also?
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@asdon, Latheesh:

no problem guys. there's always next time

asdon - take care of your finger and get well soon.
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Oh!!! is it? I was travelling both the times during non peak hours, however I saw there was 2 gates operating for cars & 1 for two-wheelers.
Isn't it funny ? They are operating 2 gates for cars at non-peak hours at Attibele toll booth, but they are operating only 1 gate for cars at peak hours at the Electronics City toll booth.

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PS - Do they charge for two-wheelers also?
Again, 2-wheelers don't have to pay any toll if they enter/exit at Attibele toll booth, whereas 2-wheelers have to pay toll if they enter/exit at Electronics City toll booth. Talk about double standards.

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