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Old 26th November 2020, 04:00   #3106
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No Checking, nothing. The only place they tried to stop me was after Anmod Ghat for alcohol. Rest no cops any where.
This maybe because you took Goa Karnataka Maharashtra route. The current rule is for Goa to Maharashtra direct entry. Maybe we can wait for a report from someone who did a Goa Sawantwadi route.

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MH12/14 cars are exempt toll...On the journey back though, the extreme left lane is cash-only; the attendant looked at the reg. plate and asked me to keep going without charge.
8+ years of ownership of a MH14 car and numerous trips (50+) on this highway; and not a single time I didn't have to not pay the toll.

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8+ years of ownership of a MH14 car and numerous trips (50+) on this highway; and not a single time I didn't have to not pay the toll.
Don't sweat; this has only been since Feb this year. There were protests over the non-completion of road work (esp. flyovers) so to placate locals, Supriya Sule visited the area and said toll would be exempt for MH12/14 vehicles. It was supposed to be only for a few days but I guess it has continued indefinitely.

I generally don't subscribe to this view (since I believe we must play our part in paying for the development of our country) but looking at the shambles that this highway is in, I'm more than happy to skip toll.
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I generally don't subscribe to this view (since I believe we must play our part in paying for the development of our country) but looking at the shambles that this highway is in, I'm more than happy to skip toll.
In my humble opinion, all exemptions should be removed. Everyone should pay toll, whoever can get it reimbursed later should do so by their employers whoever they may be.
This will help the overall situation, especially for those who keep asking others about their own parents/ ancestry.
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Travelling back tomorrow to Mumbai. As per info from local cops checking is not strict. Let's hope early morning start (4:30 am) helps since border is half n hour from where I am staying.

Left Siolim at 4:30 am and reached Mumbai at 2:30 pm. The early morning border crossing helped, there were checks at the border they just used a spot light to look inside and asked us to move on.

Same thing happened at Amboli check post. But once on the Banglore highway the checks were more strict and almost all cars not having a MH number were waived to stop just after every toll till Pune. Mine being a MH car and everyone wearing masks helped us through the checks.
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News suggests that there will be Covid symptoms test / temperature check at the border. Those who are negative should be allowed to enter Maharashtra. Others have an option to either return back or follow SOP. Thinking of a worst scenario when someone is fine while going but develops symptoms while entering Maharashtra again.
Update - Took the trip as planned. Traveled to and fro Pune - Belgaum - South Goa - Anmod Ghat - Belgaum - Pune. No Covid related checking on this route. No one asked for a certificate either. On the way back from Goa, we were asked to stop at 2 places for Liquor Check. Once before Anmod ghat and one after. After Anmod ghat, they asked to to open boot and checked all the bags for any liquor. We were not carrying anything so it was all ok.

So the Covid checks are not there on this route at least. This is a clear loophole in Maharashtra government's implementation. Not sure about other routes i.e via Amboli & Chorla. Lucky us that we could do a hassle free trip !

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Hey Guys,

Planning to do a road trip to Goa from Mumbai with my mates. It's us, four lads, departing early morning on 10th December in my Endeavour. We have booked a resort in Candolim (North) area.

We are looking forward to having brisk pace with minimal stops, including a lunch stop in the middle (preferably in Kolhapur for the delicious food). I would really appreciate the best route & restaurant recommendations.

For now, the current route overview is as attached.

Also, about these COVID-19 checks on the Maharashtra border on the return journey, from what I have gathered so far is that an RT-PCR test report is not mandatory and that they are doing a simple symptoms check (temperature and SPO2 levels of all passengers) and are letting go if there isn't anything unusual. Is this true?


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Also, about these COVID-19 checks on the Maharashtra border on the return journey, from what I have gathered so far is that an RT-PCR test report is not mandatory and that they are doing a simple symptoms check (temperature and SPO2 levels of all passengers) and are letting go if there isn't anything unusual. Is this true?


Cheers,
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There was no check for us since we took the Belgaum route so technically entered Karnataka first and then from Karnataka we entered Maharashtra.

Cheers! Have a great time in Goa.

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Hey Guys,

For now, the current route overview is as attached.

Cheers,
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The route looks good barring your journey in Goa. You should take the route via Pernem - Parse - Siolim - Candolim to avoid slowing down for highway construction.

https://goo.gl/maps/o5M8mMvYtMsRPdheA
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Did Pune-Goa- Pune last week. Our stay was booked at a resort in Cavelossim, South Goa.
So we took the Anmod Ghat route after Belgaum. This was my first time on this route. We have always taken the Amboli route before. Followed google maps and Anmod was the fastest route.

The road is quite ok overall, but extremely bad in patches after the Bhimgadh wildlife sanctuary just before entering Goa. The road around Anmod is also quite narrow, and may times one has to let the left two wheels go below the paved road to let the vehicle from opposite direction pass, specially if it is a heavy vehicle. This wasn't much of an issue on our Creta, but if you are driving a low clearance hatch back or sedan, be ready to come to a dead stop on all such occasions. But this is only for 40-50 Kms, rest of the road is fine.

Also, ensure that you cross the wildlife section before 6:00 PM, since it is closed for traffic after that until 6:00 AM and only Chorla/ Amboli Ghat would be the other option.

We followed google maps on both onwards and return drive, it was all smooth and nowhere we felt lost.
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