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Old 10th January 2009, 18:43   #406
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Now for some statistics - Which State has the maximum GQ roads?

Here is the break-up:

1. MH Maharashtra - 543 kms
2. GJ Gujarat - 526 kms
3. RJ Rajasthan - 720 kms
4. HR Haryana - 166 kms
5. DL Delhi - 34 kms
6. UP Uttar Pradesh - 778 kms
7. BR Bihar - 228 kms
8. JH Jharkhand - 190 kms
9. WB West Bengal - 413 kms
10. OR Orissa - 462 kms
11. AP Andhra Pradesh - 1,073 kms
12. TN Tamil Nadu - 381 kms
13. KA Karnataka - 659 kms

Not surprisingly, AP is the winner, followed by UP.
The drive is contiguous - without any State cutting in between - except in the case of HR, where you pass through DL between Gurgaon and Faridabad
In some States, you cross the entire length North-South (or vice versa), except in the case of RJ (which has a small north further up), WB (which you only cut in from somewhere below the middle), TN (where you do a little bit only).

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Kumar Sir, Are you referring to the Padi junction where a flyover construction is on. AFAIK you didn't take the avadi route to reach Poonamalee.
Pardon my mistake, yes, it is the Padi. I have corrected.
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Now for some statistics - Which State has the maximum GQ roads?
Kerala does not have GQ roads?
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Kerala does not have GQ roads?
KL is not part of GQ. It is also not part of the NS (Kashmir-Kanyakumari) or the EW (Assam-Gujarat) corridors.
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KL is not part of GQ. It is also not part of the NS (Kashmir-Kanyakumari) or the EW (Assam-Gujarat) corridors.
Thanks to the Geniuses waving flags
We in this "God's Own Forsaken Country", shall continue annihilating each other on undivided 2 lane roads.

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Thanks to the Geniuses waving flags
We in this "God's Own Forsaken Country", shall continue annihilating each other on undivided 2 lane roads.
Maybe the next Govt will think of a East Coast and West Coast road.
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Old 10th January 2009, 21:52   #412
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Excellent trip guys

I do not know how I missed this thread for this long. Spent three hours in going through every post and picture. Kudos and Hats off.

It appears you guys have not spent much time in sleeping. Getting up early and sleeping late. Is it the adrenaline, which helped?

I saw some where that one more trip planned in Feb? Can any one share some light on this? I would love to join this

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Old 10th January 2009, 21:58   #413
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Sleeping Times!

Day 1: Bombay, 12 mid-230 am (for Bangalore team)
Day 2: Behror, 100 am-515 am
Day 3: Allahabad, 1130 pm-530 am
Day 4: Calcutta, 1130 pm-400 am
Day 5: Anakapalli, 1100 pm-230 am
Day 6: Bangalore, 1230 am-315 am (for Bombay team)

We had a good night's sleep - no one was ever groggy.

Here is the link to the Feb 09 Drive Plan:

http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/team-b...elay-meet.html (Golden Quadrilateral /PAN India "T-BHP Relay Meet")
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Safari
  • Comfort - no compromise. Especially the middle seat, its like a cradle. You will fall asleep the moment you are on good roads.
  • Pickup - like a Sodium watts bulb. No GUTS [get up to speed]. Take time to get to speed, but once there, it keeps going on & on.
  • FE - Do we really care!!!
Overall, you do have a safety feeling while sitting in the safari. May be due to the lengthier hood? Not sure.

Scorpio
  • Comfort - certainly next to Safari. Due to its lessor length than Safari I guess.
  • Pick up - Incandescent bulb. zooms, cuts, bumps, speeds what not.
  • Braking - Not sure if it was the person driving / Character of Vehicle
It is hard braking. No, I am mentioning those panic brakes, even under normal driving, whenever brake is applied, we are almost there to go outside the windshield
  • FE - he was happy seeing 12kmpl on Turbo jet.
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For me to drive, the Scorp. anytime. For me to travel front-row / middle seat : The Safari.

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Nice crisp analogy Ramkya1

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I think Rishi has a 3.0 Dicor engine which is less in power compared to much latest version in 2.2VTT Dicor. You also need to sit in 2.2VTT Dicor and compare then I feel it would be good comparision.
The Scorp is also an older 2.6 one and not the later Mhawk, so its a fair comparison here IMO
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Now for some statistics - Which State has the maximum GQ roads?

Here is the break-up:

1. MH Maharashtra - 543 kms
2. GJ Gujarat - 526 kms
3. RJ Rajasthan - 720 kms
4. HR Haryana - 166 kms
5. DL Delhi - 34 kms
6. UP Uttar Pradesh - 778 kms
7. BR Bihar - 228 kms
8. JH Jharkhand - 190 kms
9. WB West Bengal - 413 kms
10. OR Orissa - 462 kms
11. AP Andhra Pradesh - 1,073 kms
12. TN Tamil Nadu - 381 kms
13. KA Karnataka - 659 kms

Not surprisingly, AP is the winner, followed by UP.
The drive is contiguous - without any State cutting in between - except in the case of HR, where you pass through DL between Gurgaon and Faridabad
In some States, you cross the entire length North-South (or vice versa), except in the case of RJ (which has a small north further up), WB (which you only cut in from somewhere below the middle), TN (where you do a little bit only).

Hi,
Are the TN figures right? Is the Chennai-Kannyakumari under GQ as well?
By the way Kudos to all you folks who embarked on this drive. What i keep dreaming............ you'll have accomplished........
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Are the TN figures right? Is the Chennai-Kannyakumari under GQ as well?
By the way Kudos to all you folks who embarked on this drive. What i keep dreaming............ you'll have accomplished........
No, Chennai-KK is not on GQ.

But Hosur-Salem-Dindigul-Madurai-Kanyakumari (NH7) is part of the NS corridor (Kashmir Kanyakumari), which is the reason the Krishnagiri-Salem-Karur stretch is being widening as is the stretch south of that too.
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KL is not part of GQ. It is also not part of the NS (Kashmir-Kanyakumari) or the EW (Assam-Gujarat) corridors.
Kumarji! As per NHAI website Kerala is covered under the NS Corridor. The widening of NH 47 is part of NS corridor.
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Kumarji! As per NHAI website Kerala is covered under the NS Corridor. The widening of NH 47 is part of NS corridor.
Yes, thanks for pointing out - I just went to NHAI site and saw that new corridor.

But, the main NS route goes from Salem-Karur-Dindigul-Madurai-Kanyakumari, it appears to me that the Salem-Coimbatore-Palakkad-Trissur-Ernakulam route is also being 4-laned as part of the same project. But then did you notice that they are not 4-laning the Ernakulam-Alapuzha-Kollam-Trivandrum-Kanyakumari part of NH47? Strange are the ways of the NHAI - I thought it would have made sense for them to 4-lane the entire NH47 (Salem-Ernakulam-Kanyakumari) to complement the NH7 (Salem-Madurai-Kanyakumari)
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This is probably the first time in my TBHP career that I open this wonderful thread which has already gone into 28 pages. Anyway since I was offline for so much time I cannot help.

Nevertheless, it was a wonderful experience as I had chat with all of the members when they reached Kolkata. Nice pics too. I am only at Page7 will complete the rest later.

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But, the main NS route goes from Salem-Karur-Dindigul-Madurai-Kanyakumari, it appears to me that the Salem-Coimbatore-Palakkad-Trissur-Ernakulam route is also being 4-laned as part of the same project. But then did you notice that they are not 4-laning the Ernakulam-Alapuzha-Kollam-Trivandrum-Kanyakumari part of NH47?
The 4 laning from Salem till Ernakulam is a Spur on the NS corridor primarily for the Cochin port. There are a few more spurs planned for tutucorin, Mangalore ports as well.
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