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Old 20th October 2009, 15:36   #496
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Rishab,

Not only the Nano but all other cars have a lighter shade of color under the bonnet and under the carpet in the boot.
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Actually, I was comparing it to these two photographs here.These two have the same color inside the boot as outside whereas the earlier photo of red car has white shade on the inside.That's what made me think so.

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Wow, you managed to kill 2 butterflies with one...err.. Nano!!

But seriously, a very nice thread. Thank God and Vajpayeeji for the Golden Quad.
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I had a doubt. The Golden quadrilateral project is a National Highway. Then how come the quality of the roads varies so much? Is it not supposed to be similar kind of roads all across the country?
Kudos to Vajpayee who could get this project implemented during his term. Pathetic that so many years later too this project has not been completed!
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I had a doubt. The Golden quadrilateral project is a National Highway. Then how come the quality of the roads varies so much? Is it not supposed to be similar kind of roads all across the country?
Kudos to Vajpayee who could get this project implemented during his term. Pathetic that so many years later too this project has not been completed!
If I am not mistaken, the National Highways are funded by the centre but built and maintained by the states. That is why there is so much variation in design, layout, quality etc.

As for the rest, it is best not to delve into the realm of politics.

Cheers,
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If I am not mistaken, the National Highways are funded by the centre but built and maintained by the states.
The stretches of NH 31 in Assam (a part of the East-West Corridor) is being built by the National Highway Authority of India and contracts for actual execution of the task are given to some Private Sector companies based outside the state. I don't think the Assam Public Works Dept have the technology and resources to build concrete roads. The funds for 4-laning of NH 37 are reported to have been sanctioned to Assam PWD. The highways in more difficult terrains (not necessarily in border areas) are built and maintained by the Border Roads Org.
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Default Mumbai to Delhi in the Nano - Day Two contd - The Incident before Deogarh

We've started up again. This time I've changed the album and we're listening to some nice melodic house and dance.

I think I'm going to continue driving. NC picks up the camera and takes some random photos from the moving car as we drive though gorgeous Rajasthan.

Soon we're at Nathdwara and driving towards Rajsamund.

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Arrreey!
Kya hua
asks NC slowly.
I dropped the packet of the chips on the ground.
Hmm..
Arrey pick it up na??
I laugh.
No man, I'm too lazy right now to do anything. You drive, I am chilling, can't move a muscle.

NC is in lazy morning mode. A point to be noted.

We drive on for another 50 clicks. The fuel is below half, close to a quarter.
When do you want to fill up?
No rush, next pump, whenever...


While NC is chilling, I happen to see an Essar pump. Oh how nice all maroon and shiny.
It's across the road. The road is empty and deserted.

I see the entrance towards the pump has some kind of Gravel trap.

Allow me to explain. Imagine a ditch, between the pump itself and the road. The ditch runs across the length of the pump. The width of this ditch is about 8 feet. It is filled, nicely with concrete stones.

Without warning I turn right and aim straight into the pump.

SCRUNCH!!
huh?
KHAACH!!

PHUZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ.....

I turn to Gautam. He does not look like he is lazy anymore. In fact he looks a little annoyed.
The car has sort of settled into the gravel and is stuck. The wheels are turning away.

STOP REVVING, YOU'LL DIG US IN DEEPER!
Go out and push.


Gautam is no longer lazy. Spewing the choicest expletives he goes and and starts pushing the car alone as I rev. The rear wheels are going PHUZZZZZZZZ.
This is no good.

The street is deserted as is the petrol pump.

Aha. Wait. The REAR wheels are going PHUZZZZ. So maybe if I put it in reverse?
Gautam now pushes the car backwards as I reverse out.

PHAAZZZZZZ ZAPOW!!!

The car lurches backwards. All is safe again.

Gautam is now awake, alert and for some reason rather abusive. lol.
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Old 21st October 2009, 09:41   #503
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We continue towards Deogarh when we come across the most interesting milestone I've seen!

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So the North Pole is closer to here than New York?
I laugh and turn to Gautam.
I suppose.

Soon we enter the only Petrol Pump in Deogarh and hell breaks loose. Almost the entire village collects to see the little ek-lakh-ki-gaadi.

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I recommend you watch that event at the end of this video.


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Haha, Sam the next destination would be either North Pole or New York!

Great show!
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hi Sam & NC,

I don't know how much you and NC enjoyed your Mumbai Delhi journey,
but i and the members reading this thread are really enjoying every bit of it.

Thank you for such a wonderful thread, comments, pics and best of them all the videos (yours and NC conversations.)
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Old 21st October 2009, 11:41   #506
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I recommend you watch that event at the end of this video.
chalanewala bahar ka lagta hain !!

awesome stuff guys !! thanks a ton
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Very Interesting last video. It surely has created a flutter in that small village, usually in rural Rajasthan women do not venture close to where the men are, but here i can see the so much excitement amongst the women, that even they have broken the so called "social barrier" for just a car.

No wonder its called "India's dream car"

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By the way which GPS unit are you guys using??
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I asked that, a while back

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Sorry I must have missed that question Nicky. Lol.

That is an eval unit given to me and at this moment I cannot share more info on it. I hope you understand.

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