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Old 21st September 2018, 08:23   #16141
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Folks, need some help. Our office recently shifted to Embassy Tech Village. I travel from malleswaram so it is a nightmare for me now. I have tried Metro + Bus or Quickride in the morning. But return journey is taking too long, > 2 hours. I know there are some good suburban trains from Bellandur and Carmenlaram but getting to these stations in the evening is proving to be difficult. Tried Ola, Uber but no luck. Are there any car, auto or bike pooling services available from Embassy tech village to any one of these stations?

I really need to start looking at suburban trains in the evening. Morning i will manage with Metro + Volvo or Quickride.
Your best bet might be YULU/PEDL
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Old 21st September 2018, 09:21   #16142
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Your best bet might be YULU/PEDL
Thanks. How is their availablity? Have you used any of them?
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Depends on the time of the day. Three major options as shown below but normally during peak hours, one can take Hosa road or Haralur road. But the roads are not good and traffic is unpredictable. Spoilt for choice.
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Wipro offices. Think the area is Doddakannelli
I think the Wipro office being referred to is the new one near Decathlon/Kodathi on Sarjapur Road. This one is stated to start move ins from end of year and from what I heard, all of Wipro's EC operations will shift here. The best bet would be the route highlighted below (or slight variations of the same). These roads were recently laid and although not very wide, would be an easy drive. Of course, once lot of people from EC start coming towards this office, situation may change.

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Thanks. How is their availablity? Have you used any of them?
Have seen plenty of Yulu cycles all over the place. They have hubs in most of the tech parks on ORR. So should not be difficult to get one. Belandur station also typically has lot of Yulu's.

I guess your best bet would be to take the Karaikal-Bangalore Passenger from Belandur at ~6-6.30PM, get down in Byappanahalli and take the Metro. The next alternative is the Hosur-Yeswantpur passenger @~6.45-7, but will not go via Byapanahalli, so will need to go to Yeswantpur and take Metro
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While I would not argue with the points you made, it definitely will feel offensive for a large number of regular bikers (me included)-especially on this forum, who try not do all this funny stuff and abide by the rules as much as possible.

Also, the bike vs car, cab vs white boards, bmtc vs the rest all trigger a lot of debates and hence the general guideline of this thread is not to discriminate against any particular type of vehicles.
Yea, even I did not wish to write something like that for long, and have mentioned too, that it is not really limited to the bikers (even, I also ride bikes sometimes and feel like a fool for not doing things most of them do). However, lately, some of these road behaviors are getting really difficult to ignore. When I yield for them, I am sure many of them feel like, they have been successful to grab the lane/space away for themselves from another motorist.
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Depending on the traffic, I sometimes ride to work and sometimes take the car.

When I'm riding, I curse the cars and to me it seems like they're all elderly, slow-moving road-hogs.

When I'm driving, I curse the bikes and to me they seem like rash, suicidal teenagers.

But of course, I'm neither of those!

Whoever came up with this got it bang on - "you're not stuck in traffic mate, you ARE the traffic!"

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I too think about the same while ending up as one of the numerous commuters who gets stuck on any of the ORR flyovers.

You can feel the bridge shaking most times.
Bridge shaking is normal. Its flexing. RCC has some flexibility. Up to some limit of course. Even in the US I have experienced overpass flexing in slow-moving traffic.

I too have wondered about this. Its not just BETL. Even on flyovers on the ORR, the 3 lanes sometimes becomes 4 lanes in stalled traffic with bumper to bumper traffic. Is the bridge designed to handle this load? God knows!
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Not a rant, but saw a notice in the newspaper today that toll will start from 22 Sep on the SH 9 from Yelahanka to AP Border. I think this is the Yelahanka-Dodballapur-Gaurabidanur road, but could not understand where exactly the toll will come up.

Cross linking my post in the Mega road updates thread - here (The mega "Road Updates" thread)
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where exactly the toll will come up.
One location where the booths are nearly done is between Yelahanka and Doddaballapura, few kms before Doddaballapura.

I guess the second one shall be somewhere beyond Gouribidanur as you say and near Hindupur?

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One location where the boots are nearly done is between Yelahanka and Doddaballapura, few kms before Doddaballapura.

I guess the second one shall be somewhere beyond Gouribidanur as you say and near Hindupur?
This first one is exactly 14.5 Km after Yelahanka Police Station & 11.5 Km before the NH648 junction.

https://goo.gl/maps/XpXuDk3K9Zw

There will be a lot of clamour for a liberal 'local pass' scheme as a vast number of users are localites travelling daily to BLR
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