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  1. 3 points
    Road condition /update ( 26 June 2020) Hyderabad > Aurangabad > Dhule > Indore Instead of going via Nagpur - Betul, this time I tried this route for my journey to Indore yesterday as I used to get fed up with the road condition from Betul to Indore despite the fact that Hyderabad to Betul route is very nice and well maintained. Start time : 8:30 AM ( Kondapur ) actual plan was to start at 4 AM. Reached Indore ( Vijay Nagar) at 2:15 AM ( a good 18 hours of drive) Hyderabad- Aurangabad route is pretty good and was able to reach Aurangabad by 4:30 pm. This route has become better now I believe as most of the work is completed. I remembered last year I took around 10 hours to reach Aurangabad. Most of the big restaurants along the route are closed or empty.I decided to have my meal at McDonald’s Aurangabad. They were only allowing drive thru. Border crossing : Only once they check the epass on the border and noted down the detail. Aurangabad > Dhule Started from Aurangabad at 5 pm after the meal and reached Dhule at 9 pm. Aurangabad to Ellora Caves route is good. After Ellora caves there is a patch of around 5-10 km where construction is going on. Road condition is not good and mostly service road being used for both side of the traffic. After this patch - entire route till Dhule is 2 lane with no divider so average speed on this os around 40-50 only. Dhule > Indore Started from Dhule at 9 PM and reached Indore by 2:30 AM. This route/highway is well know and well and well maintained as well Overall not many private vehicle on the route and mostly commercial vehicle are plying in the road. No strict checking at any border. Safe to carry a soft copy of e pass. Have not yet decided which route I would take while coming back from Indore [emoji846] By : Amit Jain Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  2. 2 points
    Hi @Richin, I stayed at the Le Meridien which is outside the city and you reach it first when coming from Hyderabad. I will admit it is a pricier hotel than the usual accommodations I prefer, but I was looking for something that was isolated and it fit that perfectly. Secondly I wanted a hotel which would not spare any expense in measures against COVID, and Le Meridien seemed OK on that aspect as well, since it's part of a big chain (Marriott) and they have a reputation to protect. I found the stay there to be quite satisfactory. Meals were delivered to my room, and all employees seemed to be sanitizing and wearing masks, sometimes gloves too. If you follow google maps, please note it will give you a long-winding route to get from the highway to Le Meridien. Instead you can just take the right side turn a bit before the hotel (right before the Indian Oil Pump) and go in the service road from there itself, and get to the hotel much faster. They have also put a sign board on the hotel-side of the Highway.
  3. 2 points
    Hey @Richin, I would recommend you to stay somewhere around Somalwada a decent place in Nagpur before entering the core of crowded Nagpur city. A few good hotels in Somalwada are, The Legend Inn, Hotel Star Zest House, Hotel Airport centre point.
  4. 2 points
    Hi All, Yesterday I drove from Hyderabad to Katni via Nagpur with Family. We started from Hyderabad at 5 am morning. Our speed through out the journey was 90-110 KMPH. Weather was good, no rain by God Grace. Hyderabad to Nagpur: (1) Roads from Hyderabad to Maharashtra border is very good. Speed u can drive 100-120 KMPH as per ur driving skills. We drove fast as we have to cover 900 km in a single day and in daytime only. (2) Once u cross Maharashtra toll, roads were not good as it was before sudden ups and down, pothole can be experienced, one or two location we also got jerk... Then our speed got slow to 80-90 know KMPH. (3) We crossed Nagpur and took Jabalpur Highway around 11 am. (4) Must carry Fastag....and total toll was around ₹700. (5) At Maharashtra border they will ask from u about ur name, where u r heading, having pass or not, contact number and number of passengers. They won't check pass, just they will ask whether u have or not. If u say yes, they won't ask to show. Nagpur To Jabalpur (1) Road was again good , speed 100-110 KMPH. (2) To our sudden surprise, road was blocked around 180 km before Jabalpur for construction work, because of which we are forced to take turn towards Katangi the via reached Jabalpur. (3) Due to this turn the we drove 90 km extra. This road was single lane but good. (4) One have to take extra care as somewhere road pases from Forest (5) One Jeep started following us, then I drove at 110-120 KMPH. (6) The road then connect with SH ,there are sudden big potholes on the mid of road. (7) One Ghat road was also there, drive carefully. (8) Afterwards, it connects to NH 44. (9) Advice, please always fill the petrol once ur tank is half empty. (10) Drive carefully, u don't find garages also for rectify any damages. (11) Carry ur car Air Tyre refueler. (12) U will get it ₹1600 from Amazon. Jabalpur to Katni (1) Road was good and no disturbing found. (2) Only ,one thing, always have full tank. Total Journey Time: 12 hrs. Total Km covered: 960 km I drove too fast and in single stretch, no break in midway as my intention is to cover all distance in daylight only. Hope above will be helpful, in case of any more information, please post. Regards, Pankaj Upreti
  5. 2 points
    I drove from Hyderabad to Nagpur today (27th July 2020). Left Gachibowli area around 1130. Got to Nagpur City Limits by 1900. BORDER CROSSING: At the Maharashtra border entry check post, I was just asked questions verbally by a couple of officials sitting there. They asked me where I was coming from, where I was headed (MP), and whether I had made sure I had passes for wherever it is I was going. No passes or Documents were actually checked. PASSES: I did apply yesterday (26th) for a “Nagpur to MP Destination city” pass from the MH Police Site. It was first rejected when I put my Hyderabad address, with reason “Outside Jurisdiction”. I then re-applied with the address of my hotel in Nagpur, and put travel date of 28th, which is when I will drive from Nagpur to MP. The second time it was approved in minutes. This pass was not required / asked to be shown while entering MH. As far as I can tell, the Maharashtra Police system issues passes of 2 types: (1) Intra-Maharashtra, (2) Maharashtra to outside. It does not have an option to get a pass for say Hyderabad to Nagpur. But that was not required, based on my experience. I also got me a pass from the MP Website. Again not required not even asked for so far, but just to be safe. The MP pass requires no approval from anyone. It is free for everyone (unless you intend to enter Bhopal, where there is a lockdown in force, and for which I do not know the requirements or process). ROAD CONDITION: Excellent throughout Telangana. No surprises or sudden potholes or bumps that I can remember. However, the Maharashtra side of the journey is not to be taken lightly. You could legit break your car if it isn’t a huge jeep or SUV. Once you exit the last toll tax in Telangana (Pippalwada), the one after Adilabad exit from the highway, you need to be careful. I will highly recommend driving the Adilabad to Nagpur patch while there is daylight. Leave early from Hyderabad if you need to. There are sudden huge potholes in a bunch of places after entering Maharashtra. From this point until this point please drive very carefully. Even after that, all the way until Nagpur do not consider the road to be trustworthy like it was back in Telangana. Speed past 100 only at your own risk. happy travelling! by @Sankalp
  6. 2 points
    #covidtravel Family reunion in "Family wali Feeling" Car Route : Hyderabad - Nh44- Bangalore-Gundulpet - Muthanga- Meenangadi- Nedumpoil- Thalassery Total distance 960 kms Date July 26th • Start time 12 am • Reached by 6.30pm Epass: • Kerala entry pass via muthanga • Karnataka transit pass ( applied but didn't receive any approval notification so carried the application acknowledgement printout). • AP transit pass not required. • TS exit pass not required. Car : Ford freestyle The plan was to travel without any halt at any city overnight and cover the distance on the same day. And avoid all usual food breaks(carried food /water for whole day) and if possible loo breaks (carried adult diapers as well) Points that may help fellow travellers: • HYD orr is closed during night curfew time , had to take the service road to reach nh44 • Try to plan your travel on Sunday's , because the roads were empty and most of the towns and cities are under lockdown. • Carry all your food /water needs have food inside the car to avoid any contacts • Try using adult diapers for the nature calls Checkposts and experience Kurnool AP check post : Started at 12 am and reached the check post by 3.30 is a large area for checks and they didn't get any details from me when i told them I'm en-route Kerala Bagepalli KA check post: Just before toll plaza 2 policemen were enquiring every vehicle about the destination and when i showed them my Kerala pass they were ok and told me to move didn't ask for KA transit pass Muthanga Check post: This was the real deal , reached Muthanga by 2pm , policeman told me to park the car near the Medical screening centre entrance and go inside with the documents, told me to sanitise and then took my details like address no of passengers and asked me if i have informed about my arrival to local health centre and ward member and told me to inform them as soon as i reach home then in a different they checked my temperature and went till the car to check thr temperature of my daughter and wife , and gave me a slip which indicated 14 days quarantine. informed me to wait outside until a police jeep came to escort me until the main junction, around 12 vehicles where escorted till the main junction . until reaching home at every junction police checked and got the details and made sure we are on our way to home and had enough food as well and told us not to stop anywhere. today morning police visited home , got several calls and a video call from SP office to make sure we are fine and at quarantine and advised 28days of quarantine 14 days room and 14days home another 28 days of quarantine until i step out of home and hit the road. By : Manas Chandran
  7. 2 points
    I drove from Hyderabad to Nagpur today (27th July 2020). Left Gachibowli area around 1130. Got to Nagpur City Limits by 1900. BORDER CROSSING: At the Maharashtra border entry check post, I was just asked questions verbally by a couple of officials sitting there. They asked me where I was coming from, where I was headed (MP), and whether I had made sure I had passes for wherever it is I was going. No passes or Documents were actually checked. PASSES: I did apply yesterday (26th) for a “Nagpur to MP Destination city” pass from the MH Police Site. It was first rejected when I put my Hyderabad address, with reason “Outside Jurisdiction”. I then re-applied with the address of my hotel in Nagpur, and put travel date of 28th, which is when I will drive from Nagpur to MP. The second time it was approved in minutes. This pass was not required / asked to be shown while entering MH. As far as I can tell, the Maharashtra Police system issues passes of 2 types: (1) Intra-Maharashtra, (2) Maharashtra to outside. It does not have an option to get a pass for say Hyderabad to Nagpur. But that was not required, based on my experience. I also got me a pass from the MP Website. Again not required not even asked for so far, but just to be safe. The MP pass requires no approval from anyone. It is free for everyone (unless you intend to enter Bhopal, where there is a lockdown in force, and for which I do not know the requirements or process). ROAD CONDITION: Excellent throughout Telangana. No surprises or sudden potholes or bumps that I can remember. However, the Maharashtra side of the journey is not to be taken lightly. You could legit break your car if it isn’t a huge jeep or SUV. Once you exit the last toll tax in Telangana (Pippalwada), the one after Adilabad exit from the highway, you need to be careful. I will highly recommend driving the Adilabad to Nagpur patch while there is daylight. Leave early from Hyderabad if you need to. There are sudden huge potholes in a bunch of places after entering Maharashtra. From this point until this point please drive very carefully. Even after that, all the way until Nagpur do not consider the road to be trustworthy like it was back in Telangana. Speed past 100 only at your own risk. TOLLS: I have FASTag and I highly recommend it. Total cost of HYD-NGP Tolls was 660 Rupees, charged through FASTag (I exited Hyderabad through KPHB and Bollaram road, so no ORR Toll). One place (can't remember which one but pretty sure it was in Maharashtra) which didn't have FASTag and looked like a very shady toll tax booth stopped me but when I asked them to charge me using FASTag, the guy in the booth just signalled to the guy standing outside, who had stopped me, and they opened the barrier and let me through. Mysterious. happy travelling!
  8. 1 point
    Hi, I have to travel from Hyderabad to Bhopal next week via Nagpur and Betul with my family. I am planning on covering the entire stretch in a day. I am specially concerned about the security of the entire stretch during this pandemic, particularly Betul to Bhopal part. Also, do I need to get pass for the travel? Now that inter-state movements are allowed, as per the authorities here at Hyderabad we don’t need any passes anymore. However, will get it if required Any advice will be very helpful. Thanks, Saurabh
  9. 1 point
    Hi, im planning for a road trip from Hyderabad to Lucknow, with family ( 2 small kids), with a halt in Nagpur. pls suggest the best route post nagpur, and a good place for another night halt, during covid times. travelling by XUV500 planning to stay in Le Meridian in Nagpur, for night stay.
  10. 1 point
    Yes, I went to a doctor in the neighbourhood (I drove around looking for a small and less busy clinic, since I wanted to avoid a place where I may pick up COVID). I explained the situation and asked for a certificate saying that the subject (me) does not have any COVID Symptoms. The doctor checked my BP, Temperature, asked a few questions, and then issued a certificate. Attaching mine here for your reference. He charged me 500 Rupees for it, which is the same as what you pay many places for consultation, so I paid without trying to negotiate. Maybe you could get a better rate per member from the doctor you go to. I think it will be needed for all travelers. In my case, I was the only traveler.
  11. 1 point
    I feel you on the roads between Betul and Indore. NH47 is highly un-national-highway-like on average during that stretch.
  12. 1 point
    For Hyd to Nagpur I've posted above, for Nagpur to Bhopal I do not have much to say, except that the roads from Nagpur until the Indore exit at Betul from the National Highway are quite good. This is based on the Journey I did from Nagpur to almost Indore (Dewas) on 28th July 2020. FUEL TIP: Diesel Prices in Maharashtra were cheaper by 2 rupees per litre, so I got my tank filled before crossing over to MP. Saved 60 Rupees. ROAD CONDITION: There is road construction (main highway is under maintenance) going on near the Thermal Power Plant which you see when you are leaving Nagpur. You will have to use the service road for a few km before you can rejoin the highway. So please take care to not leave Nagpur at a crowded time, or your service road experience may consume more time. Dug up road starts here and ends here. From there until border crossing into MP things are OK. No particularly bad patch. MP Border crossing is a free-for-all. The guy sitting at the "CAR" lane just lets you through. No questions, no need to stop even. Just slowing down, making eye contact, and being waved through is enough. Once inside MP, the road is excellent. Fun to drive. You can easily go to speeds like 140 or so in many parts of the highway. I would still recommend being careful when the "GHAT STARTS" signs are seen. Even though the ghats are not really very complex at all, just some curves and you are through. Until Betul, where I got off the nice road bound to Bhopal, onto NH47 towards Indore (which isn't 4 lane) things are great. You should not experience any trouble from the road. FASTag: Very recommended. Do use. Makes things a breeze at almost all of the toll booths. I have a PayTM FASTag and it works great. (The only place where I have found it to not work is the Hyderabad Airport car parking, which for some reason only supports ICICI FASTag) TOLLS: There is one Toll Booth shortly after leaving Nagpur city limits where FASTag wasn't working and they charged me 85 Rupees in cash. Other than that, from Nagpur till the Indore exit near Betul I crossed 2 FASTag enabled Toll Booths which charged me 80 (Khambara Toll Plaza) and 85 (Milanpur Toll Plaza) Rupees respectively.
  13. 1 point
    Thanks Sankalp. I am planning for road trip with family ( 2 small kids) from Hyderabad to Lucknow via Nagpur. this is very helpful. Did you stay in Nagpur in any hotel ? if yes, can you suggest the name?
  14. 1 point
    Thanks for the update, Sankalp. It is very helpful.
  15. 1 point
    Thank you for the updates guys. Very helpful information.
  16. 1 point
    Link to my post on another thread, containing latest updates on Hyderabad to Nagpur travel by road. Based on my trip today, 27th July 2020. hth
  17. 1 point
    Hi All, I am planning to travel from Hyderabad to Lucknow with my family. I will go with the following route: Hyderabad --> Adilabad --> Nagpur --> Sagar --> Jhansi --> Lucknow Please let me know if I still need to collect any e-pass prior to my journey. Thanks in advance!
  18. 1 point
    Year back I drive from hyd to jbp via nagpur -chindwara, road is awesome staight road without any bump you can easily maintain speed of 120 - 140 in day as well as night, so cover this part in night time and post nagpur to bhopal road is not good so cover it in day time
  19. 1 point
    Thanks Pranav for the update. This is very helpful!
  20. 1 point
    Sure. On my December trip the route i took was: Hyderabad > Nizamabad > Adilabad > Hinganghat > Through nagpur bypass > Seoni > Jabalpur The road was bad(10-15Kms) before seoni in the ghat section. On my postlockdown trip to jabalpur the route i took was: Hyderabad > Nizamabad > Adilabad > Hinganghat > Nagpur City> Chindwara(via NH 47, 547) > Seoni> Jabalpur - The chindwara ghat section has some steep ghats, be careful - Nagpur to chindwara and to seoni is two lane and at some places its too narrow. Had to take a diversion to chindwara as the ghat section before seoni is under construction and the newspapers in jbp reported that the road is closed. I had to travel till Allahabad for both the trips, let me know if you guys want details of that route as well.
  21. 1 point
    Hey Saurabh, I did hyderabad to jabalpur on 20th june. the road from hyderabad to nagpur is great. The only bad patch is in hinganghat. We were not asked for a pass. However, on telangana border a checkpost was made and driver name,car number, passenger names were noted. we were handed a carbon copy of what they had written.We were again stopped at maharashtra entry and car number, driver name and number were noted down. After that, we were not stopped anywhere. We passed through nagpur as we had to take the chindwara route bcz of a diversion near seoni. If you leave early(around 4AM), you will be able to reach bhopal before sunset if the roads are as good as they are hyd to ngp. I have done hyderabad to jbp twice and the driving time for both the trips was around 11hrs or so. Hope this helps
  22. 1 point
    Hi Abhi, Any updates regarding the route to Bhopal. I am planning a trip to Bhopal as well. Any security concerns?
  23. 1 point
    I have to travel from Hyderabad to Bhopal next week via same route with my family. I am planning on covering the entire stretch in a day. I am specially concerned about the security of the entire stretch during this pandemic, particularly Betul to Bhopal part. Also, do I need to get pass for the travel? Now that the inter-state movements are allowed. However, will get if anyone has faced any issues related to this. Any advice will be helpful. Thanks, Saurabh
  24. 1 point
    Thanks Sagar for the Advice. I will update details of my journey .
  25. 1 point
    I had a very unfortunate incident while I was driving from Digha to Bhubaneswar via Baleswar. It was just after Diwali. Pandals were in the process of pulling down. I always try to avoid pandals in their pulling down stage because nails and screws are strewn on the road before them. I had a misfortune as one long screw pierced my front tire. I changed it and was looking for a puncture shop. I had to drive around 10 kilometers. In between I got another rear tire punctured. I had to drive the car in that horrible state for around 3 kilometers before I got a shop for fixing the punctures in both these tires. The rear tire was tubeless but because of wear and tear from the 3 km drive I had to make it a tube tire. I don't know whether anybody here met with this kind of unfortunate incident. I am also seeking advice from the forum members.
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