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Old 15th October 2016, 23:30   #436
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Completed my Kolkata-Varanasi-Kolkata trip.

Some highlights on the Kolkata-Varanasi section are as follows:

1. Started at around 4:50 am and the Kolkata Panagarh stretch was almost deserted which allowed steady driving at 100-120 km/ hr.
2. The diversions started after Panagarh and continued well in to Jharkhand
3. Jharkhand roads were fabulous including the scenic beauty all around
4. The road became bad after crossing the Sone river and till Sasaram.
5. Instead of entering Varanasi through the Mughal Sarai connector, I took the Ramnagar connector (do not ask me why ) and got caught in terrible traffic snarls due to the Mela.

Did not dare drive inside the city at the time of Dussera/ Vijaya Dashami and Muharram. Activities in Varanasi included visit to Sarnath, Ganga Aarti, Subha-e-Benaras, Kashi Viswanath temple, etc.

For Varanasi-Kolkata:
1. Started at 6:20 am
2. The road is much better, but my average speed was slowed down by multiple breaks (non-synchronized toilet and hunger breaks)
3. Got lost while trying to take the Panagarh expressway as there were some road blocks in place in various points
4. Reached home at 7 pm

The full details of the trip, mileage calculations and some pics are attached (yet to figure out how to align the pictures with the text!!)
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Driving During the Days of Demonetisation.

The year-end hopefully will see me undertake my third Delhi-Dumka (Jharkhand) drive. Route primarily will be NH2 till Dumri, and thereafter turn left for Giridih-Deoghar road.

Unlike our last two drives in 2012 and 2013 the facility to make cash-less payment at fuel bunks will make or mar the trip. Going by the state of things, I don't think it should present any problem, however, some encouraging words by the veterans would allay my fears.

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Entering Yamuna Expressway from NH2. Dense fog. 2013.
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Hi Guys,
I need to travel from Patna to Gurgaon by road. Last time I took Patna- Varanasi- Kanpur- Agra route. Now with the opening of Lucknow-Agra expressway, is it a good idea to take that route or should I stick to my old one?
Thanks in advance.
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Hey,

I am planning to travel from Patna to Delhi as well, when I come to India for vacation in March.

Please do give us details of your trip, it will be of tremendous help.

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Hi Guys,
Now with the opening of Lucknow-Agra expressway, is it a good idea to take that route or should I stick to my old one?
Thanks in advance.
Hi,

Please note that Lucknow-Agra expressway is not fully operational.
Also, for Patna-Gurgaon, it is advisable to stick to your old route even if the new expressway is made fully operational as it will not be on your direct route.

Yes, after Kanpur/Etawah , you may enter the new expressway (once fully operational) to save time consumed in crossing Firozabad stretch.
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Hi Guys,
I need to travel from Patna to Gurgaon by road. Last time I took Patna- Varanasi- Kanpur- Agra route. Now with the opening of Lucknow-Agra expressway, is it a good idea to take that route or should I stick to my old one?
Thanks in advance.
The Lucknow-Agra expressway doesn't look to be fully operational. I did Muzaffarpur to Gurgaon stretch in August 2011 and will share the thread here for your help. The Yamuna ExpressWay was not operational that time. We took a left towards Sohna from Palwal as suggested by Google and did save at least 2 hours. I will be taking this route again next year. Hopefully things would have improved by then.

http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/route-...ml#post2463214 (Muzaffarpur to Delhi via Gorakhpur-Faizabad-Lucknow-Kanpur-Agra-Palwal (NH2 & 71B))



Another thread you can check is http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/route-...-bareilly.html (Lucknow-New Delhi via Kanpur or Bareilly?)

Good to see another one from Bihar, staying in Bihar. So effective visible strength is 3, self (Muzaffarpur), Sheel (Purnea) and you.

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Hey,

Here is one more from Bihar.

I'll try to get in touch with you guys once I'm in Patna.
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