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Old November 20th, 2005, 02:52 PM   #281
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Motorway's in Oz are called that because they have tolls on them don't they? Non tolls roads in QLD, NSW and in all other states are called Freeways.
It's only in New South Wales that they call tolled limited-access, split grade roads motorways and one's without tolls freeways.

In Queensland we used to call them all sorts of things, Ipswich Motorway, Western Freeway, Riverside Expressway, Gateway Arterial Road, Hale Street, Inner-City By-pass, Centenary Highway. Now they're gradually all being converted over to Motorways, even though only two(The Logan Motorway and the Gateway Extension) are tolled. The Gateway Bridge is also tolled, but not the motorway itself. The only 'freeway' left is the Western Freeway, which will probably be changed if the Western Link of the TransApex plan is built or when the do all the bus priority stuff out there. But yeah, it doesn't have to be tolled to be a motorway.

Victoria calls them all freeways, regardless of tolls

Western Australia calls them all freeways. They don't have tolls anywhere

South Australia's got the Southern Expressway.
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Old November 20th, 2005, 10:50 PM   #282
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Countries Represented

Australia
Canada
USA
Poland
China
Hong Kong
Singapore
The Netherlands
Mexico
Japan
Spain
France
Pakistan
India
Iran
Indonesia
Germany
Denmark
Columbia
Croatia
Chile
United Kingdom




Did I miss any?
Austria
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Old November 26th, 2005, 04:59 PM   #283
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Pakistan's new Mekran Coastal Highway

Although not a multilane highway but as this is an extremely remote area thus this is a good start.

Pakistan's new highway is 760 kms long and has been constructed in a very remote yet beautiful area. The road stretches from Karachi city to the town of Gwadar which is near the opening of the Persian Gulf.
A new port is being constructed in Gwadar for handling of cargo mainly for the Central Asian landlocked states.





The highway stretches through strange rock formations formed by the action of millions of years of abrasive sea winds.


The pristine Arabian Sea coast.


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Old November 26th, 2005, 05:07 PM   #284
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Beaches and mud volcanoes are not the only tourist attraction here The landscape itself, all along the highway, and specially in the 75 km Buzi Pass is a pleasure to watch and wonder over Allah's creations in terms of geology. Road in the Buzi Pass passes along cliffs - nay walls made of clay.

Even more interesting are the patterns and 'art forms' that the 'walls' host. One could see columns of Roman era buildings, statues of women and beasts, interwoven branches of old banyan trees which sometimes appeared to be the 'chutya' of a woman's long hair.

Buzi Pass, with a maximum height of about 1,500 feet above sea, is the only place in the Pak-India subcontinent which had found that Alexander the Great was as vulnerable as any other big leader, if he ignores 'the ground realities'.

The ground here is difficult to traverse and there is just not enough water and food. Here he suffered more casualties than in all the battles he had fought in the subcontinent.




















This area also has two of the highest mud volcanos found anywhere.
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Old November 26th, 2005, 06:42 PM   #285
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That must be immensely cool to drive along
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Old November 26th, 2005, 07:59 PM   #286
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That must be immensely cool to drive along
Even the pictures are breathtaking:





"The Princess of Hope".





Place known as "Elephant's feet".
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Old November 26th, 2005, 09:54 PM   #287
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This astounding highway links the under-development port city of Gwadar with Karachi.
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Old November 27th, 2005, 12:17 PM   #288
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amazing rock formations!
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Old December 9th, 2005, 01:09 AM   #289
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Old December 9th, 2005, 05:55 AM   #290
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One of the most beautiful highways in the US is Highway 1 along the California coast..and yet I havent seen any photos of it..
well here are a few.




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Old December 10th, 2005, 02:51 PM   #291
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Victoria calls them all freeways, regardless of tolls
The tolled freeways here go by their commercial names - Citylink North and Citylink East. There's Eastlink as well that's under construction and it will probably stick to that name rather than the previous names of Scoresby Freeway and Mitcham-Frankston Freeway.

And there is also the M80 Metropolitan Ring Road/Western Ring Road which also doesn't have the freeway tag.


Another interesting thing is the inconsistent numbering scheme, where some have an alphanumeric designation and others still have the metro route number in the blue shield - Melbourne's freeways are designated M1, M8, M31, M79, M80, M420 as well as 11, 43 and 83.
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Old December 12th, 2005, 03:06 AM   #293
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Somewhere in India
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Old December 12th, 2005, 03:09 AM   #294
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Palm Beach Marg (Navi Mumbai


Originally posted by drwho in India forums
IJM Corporation Berhad (104131A)
Current Major Projects

Updated : 17/10/2005
AP-13 Ongole-Chilakaluripet (Section of NH-5), State of Andhra Pradesh
(Widening and Upgrading)


National highways, near chennai, Tamil Nadu - Pics by SriniRules(Originally posted by Anniyan)
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North Karnataka Expressway.


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Old December 12th, 2005, 03:16 AM   #296
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No traffic, but at night, these roads would have quite a bit of traffic.
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Amdebad-Vadora Exressway. I hope that this is all new.
This is a whole ride on it




















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Old December 12th, 2005, 03:20 AM   #298
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German Expressway
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compared to Indian Expressway after rain
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Old December 12th, 2005, 03:22 AM   #299
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Great pics magestom!
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Old December 13th, 2005, 12:59 AM   #300
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Ring Road in New Delhi, India
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