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Old 21st December 2020, 10:12   #631
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Planning for a Trivandrum - Bangalore and return trip the coming week. Looking for three main clarifications.
1. Would like to know the Covid pass procedures we will have to take for this trip.
2. Any road condition callout that we need to look out for (Route would be Tvm - Kavalkinar - Madurai - Salem - Hosur - Bangalore)
3. Going to rely on fastag (and using for the first time) Anything specific to take care of, other than having it recharged for the toll rates.

When time permits, can you please let know on these?
1. You can register for a transit pass to cross TN, but I have not heard of any checking since last one month.
2. Nagercoil - Kavalkinaru is good and no issues with the 4L stretch beyond that.
3. Fastag works perfectly all along.
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Old 27th December 2020, 12:28   #632
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I did BLR to TVM on 25th December. Barring slight traffic from Bangalore to Salem, rest of the stretch had a very lean traffic all the way till Trivandrum and not much rush at the toll booths, mostly due to Christmas holiday. Except small deviations from the AH 43 between Tirunelveli and Nagercoil, I felt the overall road condition to be better than in the past. Nagercoil to Trivandrum stretch was also decent with roads repair done in most places.
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Old 27th December 2020, 12:31   #633
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In addition to the A2B, temple city near Madurai bypass is another good and clean option for breakfast/brunch on the way. But this time around, we carried food and stopped on the way side for breakfast and lunch. It was quite a different experience and reminded me of old times, when we used to carry food while travelling train for long distance

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There was not much option for breakfast between Salem and Madurai, now there is one A2B on the Dindigul bypass. While going from bangalore, this comes on the right side.

Location: https://goo.gl/maps/ZV5FCeCGT84V8nSv5

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There shouldn't be any pass required as KA does not mandate anything for entry from other states, so far. Though there is no checking it may be a good idea to keep a KL-KA transit from TN govt site.
Road conditions are better when compared to last year. Between Nagercoil and Tirunelveli, you will get few deviations due to highway repair and construction but these are very short stretches. Beware of the barricades near crossings, as these sprung sudden surprises. The number of barricades along the Madurai-Salem stretch have gone up from last year, so you need to be careful while doing quick overtakes.
Fastag is more seamless now with most of the toll booths unlike 1-2 years back.

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Planning for a Trivandrum - Bangalore and return trip the coming week. Looking for three main clarifications.
1. Would like to know the Covid pass procedures we will have to take for this trip.
2. Any road condition callout that we need to look out for (Route would be Tvm - Kavalkinar - Madurai - Salem - Hosur - Bangalore)
3. Going to rely on fastag (and using for the first time) Anything specific to take care of, other than having it recharged for the toll rates.

When time permits, can you please let know on these?

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Old 30th December 2020, 19:52   #635
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Did a trip from Bangalore to Trivandrum and back. Was not stopped anywhere from Bangalore to Trivandrum for pass checks. On the way back, at Kaliyikavila enty point to TN, I was asked whether i had the TN pass.
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I did BLR to TVM on 25th December. Barring slight traffic from Bangalore to Salem, rest of the stretch had a very lean traffic all the way till Trivandrum and not much rush at the toll booths, mostly due to Christmas holiday. Except small deviations from the AH 43 between Tirunelveli and Nagercoil, I felt the overall road condition to be better than in the past. Nagercoil to Trivandrum stretch was also decent with roads repair done in most places.
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Did a trip from Bangalore to Trivandrum and back. Was not stopped anywhere from Bangalore to Trivandrum for pass checks. On the way back, at Kaliyikavila enty point to TN, I was asked whether i had the TN pass.
How much time did you both take to cover this stretch ?
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How much time did you both take to cover this stretch ?
Bangalore - Trivandrum can be done in 10-12 hours based on your speed and number of stops.
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How much time did you both take to cover this stretch ?
It depends on various factors as Arun mentioned like speed, number of stops and most importantly the rush at toll plazas. If you travel during vacation time, like Deepavali, Christmas etc except on the day of the festival you may find winding queues on major tolls plazas which will slow you down, even with fastag.
The drive on 25th took 10.5 hours Garage to Garage for me and return to Bangalore took 11 hours. I usually take 2 food breaks and one for refueling.This time the only difference was that, for food, we dint stop at any restaurants, but stopped on the wayside. Bought coffee in flask from one of the restaurants though. Restroom stops were done at sparsely crowded fuel stations

There are many tree shades and places like the one below for pit stops

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Team - I am relocating from TVM to Pune by Feb end, I own a 2019 WRV that does not have much milegae on it thanks to the pandemic. I am now planning to drive down from Tvm to Pune along with my family(parents inclusive), this will be my first interstate drive and I have a leverage of 2-3 days. I would request your suggestions for the route, necessary precautions and the paperwork that I will need for this trip. I wish to drive 500/600 kms a day as I do not want to make it a tiresome journey for my aged parents.
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Team - I am relocating from TVM to Pune by Feb end, I own a 2019 WRV that does not have much milegae on it thanks to the pandemic. I am now planning to drive down from Tvm to Pune along with my family(parents inclusive), this will be my first interstate drive and I have a leverage of 2-3 days. I would request your suggestions for the route, necessary precautions and the paperwork that I will need for this trip. I wish to drive 500/600 kms a day as I do not want to make it a tiresome journey for my aged parents.
If you are moving permanently, please do take NOC for your car. You will need to know which RTO you are getting the NOC to.
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Team - I am relocating from TVM to Pune by Feb end, I own a 2019 WRV that does not have much milegae on it thanks to the pandemic. I am now planning to drive down from Tvm to Pune along with my family(parents inclusive), this will be my first interstate drive and I have a leverage of 2-3 days. I would request your suggestions for the route, necessary precautions and the paperwork that I will need for this trip. I wish to drive 500/600 kms a day as I do not want to make it a tiresome journey for my aged parents.

If you are looking at 2 overnight stops then you can consider Salem and Davanagere.

Salem has few hotels on the highway and for Davanagere you can check Apoorva Resorts(this is also on the highway).
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Are there any new restrictions/checks on this route now? Planning a trip soon
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Some broken roads around Nagercoil. Also there were some deviations because of resurfacing and new fly overs coming up in different sections.
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Are there any checking for RTPCR results when we travel from KL to TN? Is vaccination records enough? What about kids under 18?

Planing to travel this weekend. Kindly advice if anyone has taken this route in last week.
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Are there any checking for RTPCR results when we travel from KL to TN? Is vaccination records enough?
You can find details here (All Roads to Kerala).
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