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Mumbai - Bangalore Road Trip

Discussion in 'Travelogues & Experiences' started by rajeev_pillai, Aug 12, 2012.

  1. rajeev_pillai

    rajeev_pillai Regolare

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    Mumbai
    Kochi, Kerala
    Grande Punto 1.2
    The road condition improved a lot, but only thing is to watch out for animals/villagers entering in to the road from the median. :eek:

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    Only thing to do in this stretch is to follow the lane :steering

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    Cow in the median

    Reached Kohlapur by 12.00 pm, however we were not at all feeling hungry due to the continuous munching of snacks. Till now the fuel indicator reached the half mark. So filled petrol from IOC pump on the highway and continued the journey. Reached Belgaum at 2.15 pm, crossed Dharwad at 3.20 PM; Sign boards were now having Kannada also in it. At Dharwad, the roads became single lane so we had to reduce the speed to 50-60 range. :(

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    Stopped for a late lunch after crossing Hubli at Kamat, lunch time was over (4:10 PM) so we ordered Masala Dosa and coffee. Started again at 4:50PM

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    My uncle was getting concerned about us missing the direction once we enter the city, so he was calling us in between. We told him that once we cross Tumkur, we’ll call him. I have added some way points to avoid route recalculation in Sygic application. However some of the points were accidentally on the wrong lane, so even after passing the point it was asking us to take a U turn. Also the ETA was showing based on next way point. Many times I told my wife that we'll reach in 3 hrs. Crossed Davangere at 6.30 PM. However that continued till the last way point. :mad:

    Finally we reached Tumkur at 9.20 PM. Filled petrol again from an IOCL pump and continued. There were many diversions so it was not possible to achieve smooth cruising speeds. Finally entered the city limits and took Outer ring road; there was huge line of vehicles waiting at a railway crossing. The road was almost like Dombivili roads with lot of speed breakers and potholes. Many of the cars were Indicas with yellow plates with some racing champions behind the wheel. My uncle was calling on my phone which I was using for navigation and my wife's phone was out of charge. So I stopped aside and called back to assure him that we have entered the city and in the right track. Finally reached at his place at 11.10 pm and he was waiting at the gate for us. Had our dinner at 11.40 and after a quick chat we called it a day.

    Summary of the Mumbai-Bangore trip.

    Distance covered
    : 988 KM

    Time taken
    : 18 Hrs ( Moving time: 15 Hrs. as per logger)

    Average speed: 63 KMPH

    Consumption : 16.7 KMPL

    Toll Charges:
    [TD="align: right"]25[/TD]
    [TD="align: right"]26[/TD][TD="align: right"]165[/TD]
    [TD="align: right"]70[/TD]
    [TD="align: right"]50[/TD]
    [TD="align: right"]124[/TD][TD="align: right"]25[/TD][TD="align: right"]15[/TD][TD="align: right"]70[/TD][TD="align: right"]41[/TD][TD="align: right"]40[/TD][TD="align: right"]50[/TD][TD="align: right"]50[/TD]
    [TD="align: right"]16[/TD][TD="align: right"]16[/TD][TD="align: right"]20[/TD]
    [TD="align: right"]803[/TD]
    DateTIMEPlaceAmount (Rs.)
    15-08-20125:32:40KATAI NAKA
    15-08-20125:55:13SHILPHATA
    15-08-20126:40:25MUMBAI -PUNE EXP WAY, KHALAPUR
    15-08-2012 8:29:56KHEDSHIVAPUR TOLL PLAZA NH4
    15-08-201210:12:19ANEWADI
    15-08-201211:06:19TASWADE - KINI
    15-08-201213:14:40KOGNOLI
    15-08-201213:49:44HATTARGI
    15-08-201214:33:20BELGAUM- DHARWAD
    15-08-201215:30:00HUBLI - DHARWARD BYPASS
    15-08-201217:16:46BANKAPUR TOLL PLAZA
    15-08-201219:37:25GUILALU TOLL PLAZA
    15-08-201220:59:55KARJIVANHALLI TOLL PLAZA
    15-08-201221:47:30TUMKUR ROAD
    15-08-201222:06:38NELAMANGALA
    15-08-201222:32:00NBTPL PLAZA AT KM 26.02
    Total

    Route Map
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    --Rajeev
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  2. rainy

    rainy Amatore

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    Is the road work between North KA and MH border done? I did this a couple of times in '11 and there were some concrete/road widening being done. On a different note, I think the most beautiful stretch is as we cross over from MH to KA. Absolute straights rising and dipping. The Punto really is in its element there!
  3. rajeev_pillai

    rajeev_pillai Regolare

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    Mumbai
    Kochi, Kerala
    Grande Punto 1.2
    There were road widening process going on. You can see that in some of the photos. Road widening was not affected the journey, however construction of bridges on the KA side caused some diversions.

    --Rajeev
  4. punto_emotion

    punto_emotion Esperto

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    Bangalore
    Grande Punto 1.3
    Rajeev, Wow! Nice & detailed TL. Thats a good mileage and Avg speed :up
  5. rajeev_pillai

    rajeev_pillai Regolare

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    Mumbai
    Kochi, Kerala
    Grande Punto 1.2
    Thanks punto_emotion,
    Infact it was the highest mileage that I got till now and is mainly due to the AVG speed !!!.

    --Rajeev
  6. VahanPujari

    VahanPujari Staff Member Janitor

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    Mumbai
    I had the exact same issue. The pipe was broken. TASC has repaired it exactly the same way you detailed. Instead of straw, they used a slightly broade white color small pipe piece which was insrted in both the ends of broken pipe and then sealed with tape. Works fine.

    What did you do later? Changed the pipe or what? Mine is still working on this repair.
  7. rajeev_pillai

    rajeev_pillai Regolare

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    Mumbai
    Kochi, Kerala
    Grande Punto 1.2
    I changed the entire pipe, which cost me 125 Rs.

    Rajeev
  8. Ganges

    Ganges Esperto

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    NH4:- The worst stretch

    Roads have gone pretty bad from Pune to Satara.Shame on NH. :punch

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