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Old 1st August 2011, 10:11   #481
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The orange route is in real bad shape these days. There is a spot where water has accumulated and is covering some real deep potholes. The route is still the fastest but this one and numerous others on the route have become a real hazard. Be careful, folks!
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The orange route is in real bad shape these days. There is a spot where water has accumulated and is covering some real deep potholes. The route is still the fastest but this one and numerous others on the route have become a real hazard. Be careful, folks!
I am taking the "village" route. 2-3-4 non stop driving. Reach home within 40-50 minutes. I don't think it is any worse than the normal roads :P
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The orange route is in real bad shape these days. There is a spot where water has accumulated and is covering some real deep potholes. The route is still the fastest but this one and numerous others on the route have become a real hazard. Be careful, folks!
Do you comfortably travel on it in your Estilo ? (Or is the road just MMXYLO worthy?) As I said in an earlier post, thanks to a combination of darkness, rainwater, high beams and misjudgment , managed to bottom my Swift badly there last week, which is quite widely considered as one of the most unbottomable of Indian cars.

Has anybody reached home yet ? Can see a long (standtill) line of tail lamps on the Mezza9 route.
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Sajo, was planning to leave now. Is it still bad?
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Sajo, was planning to leave now. Is it still bad?
Sorry for the late reply (I do have occasional work-ish phases, which I try hard to snap out of! ) ,but some amount of congestion still seems to be there.
I am here for some more time, lets see if it clears out by 9.30.
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Thanks sajo...waited for your reply then left around 8.45, so must've just missed it last night. Traffic was a bit heavy in Phase 1. The fools have made the U-turn after Wakad flyover illegal AGAIN- why don't they just decide and stick to it?

So I turned left at the flyover and U-turned near Europa Skoda. Not much congestion.
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^I agree. Why cant the authorities just stick to one rule. Make it legal at times, and then all of a sudden its illegal.

For some certain reasons, I always stick to the other route (left after the flyover) and merge onto the highway below the flyover.
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^^ , atleast the route on the left is now well lit. Or rather, lit. Thanks to some builder who starting a project there.
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Do you comfortably travel on it in your Estilo ? (Or is the road just MMXYLO worthy?) As I said in an earlier post, thanks to a combination of darkness, rainwater, high beams and misjudgment , managed to bottom my Swift badly there last week, which is quite widely considered as one of the most unbottomable of Indian cars.
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The Estilo seems to be taking this road well. I tend to drive close to the road edge at this water logged point. My observation being that the holes are generally towards the center. If there is a vehicle in front, even better since I get to see where the crater are and drive around them or through them as the case might be. No issues for the beast (xylo) though!!
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Apologies for the bad quality cell phone pic, but with it clouding over like this, expect evenings to be "jam" packed.

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PS : Taken from my desk.
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^Ojas: Thats rubbing it in you know . This pic of yours actually says a lot. On one hand you say that "jams" are quite likely, and then on the other you gently add a foot note - saying "Taken from my desk". Remeber @Remi's words? You are Sanjay from Mahabharata and we are Dhritarashtra!
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Apologies for the bad quality cell phone pic, but with it clouding over like this, expect evenings to be "jam" packed.
Thank god i am operating from home today.
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A fine a day keeps the wrongsiders away.

A well built cop with thick danda in one hand and walkie-talkie in another was enough to deter most people from trying out their usual antics. Could still see some Indicabs and Santros taking a U-turn midway though.
I hope this drive continues every day and not just for a day or two, as people do not obey anything without danda .
This has been mostly true for this entire week. I am cautiously optimistic about improvement now.
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Has the entire strecth of the main road become a no parking zone?
Last evening, saw at least 10 cars with jammers on the tyres. One tough looking cop (not a mama/pandu), was there to make sure no bribes were paid. He was actually giving a challan to all offenders!
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Has the entire strecth of the main road become a no parking zone?
Last evening, saw at least 10 cars with jammers on the tyres. One tough looking cop (not a mama/pandu), was there to make sure no bribes were paid. He was actually giving a challan to all offenders!
Was he the one wearing a black beret ?

If so, I am was referring to him wonly in my post earlier.
The other day, he challaned a haphazardly parked JCB. The owner (very typical, gold sunglasses, white Swift DDis, Super dark tints, you get the drift...) , probably a Hinjewadi resident, was shocked that his bullying tactics were not working on this guy.
Whoever he is, he is doing a real commendable job.

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Even last evening, this dude of ours actually had the guts to challange a local driving his SUV on the wrong side of the road. He made him stop, charged the fine, and then made him take a U-Turn and drive the right way!
You know what happens to such people right? They get transferred :( !

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Rolled down the windows today and gave him a thumbs up. He waved back too. Least i could have done.
Good call! Maybe we should all send a communication to the police higher ups commending the guy.

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