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  1. 1. Food option between Hyderabad to Vijayawada

    • Village Aharam : Malkapur
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    • Highway 9 Restaurant : Nalgonda
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    • Hotel Vivera : Nalgonda
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    • Maa palle ruchulu : before suryapet
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    • Hotel 7 : suryapet
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    • Numerous hotel in Suryapet.(local options)
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    • G-hotel : Suryapet
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    • Once you cross Suryapet, you won't find any proper hotels, though you can find many road side dhabas.
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  2. 2. Hyderabad to Vijayawada Toll details

    • Toll gates : 4
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    • Toll price : 295/-
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I regularly commute on Hyderabad to Vijawayada highway, almost once in a month from the past 10 years.


Hyderabad to Vijayawada distance :275 kilometers

Year :2006 

 

  • It is a single lane road, not enough to fit 3 vehicles at a time.
  • It used take me 7 hours to travel from Hyderabad to Vijayawada.
  • Blind curves.
  • Highest accident ever occurred in the country.
  • One of the busiest, mostly filled with trucks.
  • Worst road condition, filled with unlimited potholes.
  • Driving at night is a suicide.(zero visibility with those high beams)
  • Some overtakes used to take me at least 15 minutes, Imagine 10 trucks trailing each other with no space between them, on a single lane!
  • No proper hotels and washroom
  • Worst fuel quality
  • But I used to enjoy the drive, it is challenging and fun.

 

 

Year :2017(after a decade)

 

  • Now it has a 4-lane road, truck lay by lanes, emergency lanes and bridges across villages.
  • It is taking me 4 hours from Hyderabad to Vijayawada. I am saving 3 hours. :o
  • Many good hotels available, no issues with washrooms.
  • Toll road, with road assistance and standby ambulance for safety.
  • Continues patrol across the highway, last year a huge industrial truck was stuck on highway while taking u-turn. Patrol guys arrived within 15 minutes and took the situation under control.

 


Hotels between Hyderabad to Vijayawada


1. Village Aharam :  Malkapur 

     First decent hotel on the highway

 

2. Highway 9 Restaurant : Nalgonda

     Good for break fast

 

3. Hotel Vivera : Nalgonda

    Recomended, If you are planning to diver towards Nalgonda.

 

4. Maa palle ruchulu : before suryapet

    Village style hotel, don't expect luxury.

 

5. Hotel 7 : suryapet

    Best in quality, very good washrooms. Recommended for families.

 

6. Numerous hotel in Suryapet.

    You get all types verities over here.

 

7. G-hotel : Suryapet

 

8.Once you cross Suryapet, you won't find any proper hotels, though you can find many road side dhabas.

   Please correct If i miss anything.

 

Fuel stations 
You can find then in every 20 kilometers radius.

Tolls
It is a complete toll road, elevated 4-lane, on an average you pay around 1 rupee per kilometre, so it should be under 250/-

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Excellent Report

 

Hotels:

Hotel 7 is my favourite.

 

Coffee day:

Now a days I can see many coffee day outlets on the highway.

 

Tolls:

Fast-Tag is available between Hyderabad to Vijayawada. If you don't want to wait in those long ques.

 

Speed limit:

Official speed limit of the highway is 80 kilometers per hour. 

100 km/hr could have been more realistic.

 

New speed limiters around Nalgonda. WhatsApp forward.

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Heavy fog during winter.

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Some times, visibility is so poor.

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My recent experience with speed guns around Suryapet.

 

Idiots deployed two interceptors near 40km/hr boards.

Almost every vehicle is doing above 40km/hr.( deserted stretch)

 

According to them highway speed limit is 80km/hr and near u-turns and small villages it is 40km/hr

I felt it is waste arguing with them, paid 200/- and left.

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Nice report guys.

Don't forget about Sankranthi chaos.

It is worst at toll booths.
Cutting lanes and becoming impatient.
Tailgating at 100+ speeds, what not!!

On long weekends try to start as early as possible to avoid toll waiting.

It is going to be another Bangalore-mysure highway soon. Worst road manners and traffic.

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Awesome report guys!

 

Even I commute from Hyderabad to Vijayawada twice a month. This journey is the biggest stress relief for me.

 

I too faced the similar situation with speed guns, I was just at 83 on a 80 limit belt and they stopped me because of over speeding. However, XUV & other Audi at 120+ were ignored (>:()

 

I personally feel the most dangerous part in the entire journey is Nandigama stretch where villagers show too much attitude towards vehicles passing on highway. It would be great if GMR can come up with a fly-over to avoid this village, but I think it is practically not possible.

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Awesome report guys!
 
Even I commute from Hyderabad to Vijayawada twice a month. This journey is the biggest stress relief for me.
 
I too faced the similar situation with speed guns, I was just at 83 on a 80 limit belt and they stopped me because of over speeding. However, XUV & other Audi at 120+ were ignored ()
 
I personally feel the most dangerous part in the entire journey is Nandigama stretch where villagers show too much attitude towards vehicles passing on highway. It would be great if GMR can come up with a fly-over to avoid this village, but I think it is practically not possible.


Awesome report guys, I accept with the fact about nandigama, gets really dangerous when we enter onto a village from high speeding highway..
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I too faced the similar situation with speed guns, I was just at 83 on a 80 limit belt and they stopped me because of over speeding. However, XUV & other Audi at 120+ were ignored ()

 

90% of cars will be doing more than 100+

40km/hr zone is a disaster.

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Very informative post!!
Hotel 7 is our breakfast stop every month while traveling to my hometown!!
Good quality food and apt service.

Roads are really good that we could reach Vijayawada in just 4hrs!!

Guys Please start off early especially during festival time!! You will reach 2hrs late if you are lazy enough to start early in the morning!!

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On 2/4/2017 at 6:56 PM, shammy said:

Guys Please start off early especially during festival time!! You will reach 2hrs late if you are lazy enough to start early in the morning!!emoji12.png

Exactly, we need to start early to enjoy a traffic free pleasant drive.
 

I prefer fuelling up at HP petrol pump once we get down from ORR, there are few Reliance petrol pumps on the way, did anybody try them? Do they sell petrol(or only Diesel)? What is the quality of the fuel(I heard it is superior to normal pumps)? Any price difference?

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29 minutes ago, sai86 said:

Exactly, we need to start early to enjoy a traffic free pleasant drive.
 

I prefer fuelling up at HP petrol pump once we get down from ORR, there are few Reliance petrol pumps on the way, did anybody try them? Do they sell petrol(or only Diesel)? What is the quality of the fuel(I heard it is superior to normal pumps)? Any price difference?

 

Now-a-days I am using only reliance on Highways, they have both petrol and diesel, I don't have any issues with their fuel quality
Price is some times less/more than market price. Margin is under 2/-, it is worth the service.

They have best washroom. Most of the times, I travel with family(kids), I don't need to worry about washrooms.

Try it out next time, I think they are back in business. 

 

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I used to love the old Vijayawada highway, it used to be single lane, drive was challenging. Now it is boring to drive.


Safety, drive time and hotels improved a lot. Never expect a 4-lane road can bring so much development. 
 

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I have seen speed cameras as in pic shown on my recent trip. Realistic limit should have been 100kmph. Yet to see speed guns.
 

Another update on fuel, filled in for 60.66/ litre diesel in the last week of March in Reliance.

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12 hours ago, sbhamidi said:

Realistic limit should have been 100kmph.

100kmph makes sense. 
90% of cars are doing above 100, they make a quick buck.

I got caught twice, they are around Suryapet. I am doing around 110 km/hr in 80 km/hr zone. 
According to them 80kmph is the highest limit from Hyderabad to Vijayawada.
Fine amount is 400/-
 

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100kmph makes sense. 
90% of cars are doing above 100, they make a quick buck.

I got caught twice, they are around Suryapet. I am doing around 110 km/hr in 80 km/hr zone. 
According to them 80kmph is the highest limit from Hyderabad to Vijayawada.
Fine amount is 400/-
 

Thanks this info is helpful. Gave challan?


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Guys new update.

Speed cameras are installed near all the toll booths between Hyderabad and Vijayawada.

I found around 6 cameras.

Speed limit is 80 km/hr.

There is a mobile court, so if you cross 80km/hr.

You need to pay 1500/-

They will type the car number online, it will fetch both car speed and picture.

It sucks to drive in 80km/hr

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I recently went on that road and I'm sure I would have crossed the speed limits.

How do I check if I've got any speed tickets?
 

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19 minutes ago, sbhamidi said:

Does this mean they are tracking the distance and time to cover between tollbooths N levy this??

 

No they have installed these cameras near toll booths.
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So if you cross the speed limit, your vehicle and speed details are logged (cloud) in with images.

They have mobile a court, they will stop your car and will punch your vehicle number to check the speed.
They have records of all your drives. Even if you did not get caught for the first time. You can be charged during your next drive.

 

20 minutes ago, vjeevan said:

How do I check if I've got any speed tickets?

 

Even I am not sure about it. Need to do some research about it. 

80 km/hr is too slow, 100 km/hr would have been good. 

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      People driving low slung sedans and hatchbacks please be careful, there is a high probability of underbelly hits while making the ascend to and decent from the bridges. People with FWD SUV be careful of lateral torque steer in the slush making the car go sideways and out of control.
       
      A close friend of mine while driving to Assam has severely damaged the front left lower arm, track rod for steering and partially the ball joints of Honda city. He took that ascent at roughly 32kmph as per his GPX data.
      Use caution drive slow post Tuni and have a very safe trip everyone !
       
       
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