Originally Posted by Mpower
I am told Kolar route is shorter than Hosur route by 30 kms. That should be at least half an hour saved if you can maintain same average speeds.
Unfortunately speeds cannot be maintained regularly on the Old Madras Rd due to too many obstacles ( bullock carts, tractors, etc), Police roadblocks (near Palamner), too many nonmotorized/pedestrian/animal traffic and very heavy truck/bus traffic on this 1-lane highway. Also the Volvo factory is on this road - so expect lot of 16-wheelers Volvo trucks racing down and up.