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Old March 2nd, 2011, 11:06 AM   #601
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That's why you have under/overpasses. You think Europe is without farmers? In the Netherlands when a motorway is not running through urban area it is running through farmlands.
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That's why you have under/overpasses. You think Europe is without farmers? In the Netherlands when a motorway is not running through urban area it is running through farmlands.
Hmm....they will have to build crossings every few kms at least. I guess the builders are too greedy to do that.
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The government should include frequent over/underpasses in the design of a new expressway. Because maybe in a decade or two most farmers have tractors and you cannot climb guard rails with a tractor.
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Few weeks ago i was checking on google maps the highways and roads in India and especially around Delhi; one express way from Delhi to the south (i dont remember other name or numbering) after leaving Delhi, was still u/c. Do you know about what highway, express way i am talking and what's going on, is still u/c?
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yeah... It shud be Yamuna Express way connecting Delhi - Agra (Taj Mahal) .....
Its under construction and the progress made in the last year is pretty superb!

The new Indian F1 track (U/C) is also coming by the side of this new upcoming superfast highway!!
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Old March 2nd, 2011, 03:49 PM   #606
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Hmm....they will have to build crossings every few kms at least. I guess the builders are too greedy to do that.
Otherwise every kilometre the median will be illegally broken by the locals and the govt. would be helpless because as soon as it is repaired, in a few days it would be broken again.
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Govt. is not in charge of the highways. PPP basis, toll etc.
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whatever...the authority in charge...NHAI, state road development corp. or the private entities...


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I thought the road was a dual carriageway until I saw a car coming in another direction
During the day on the highways it is not rare to see a vehicle coming in the wrong direction using the service road, especially motorcyclists and sometimes even trucks, this is mostly when the U turn is several kilometres away. They just switch on the headlights to warn the oncoming traffic. The tendency of taking the shortest possible option (even though illegal) is quite common to the indian driving manner.
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Few weeks ago i was checking on google maps the highways and roads in India and especially around Delhi; one express way from Delhi to the south (i dont remember other name or numbering) after leaving Delhi, was still u/c. Do you know about what highway, express way i am talking and what's going on, is still u/c?
It's Yamuna expressway. I clicked few pics of it in Dec 09. It's a 6/8 lane expy with service lanes connecting Noida (a suburb of Delhi) with Agra.












Second carriageway here was covered with jute bags.

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During the day on the highways it is not rare to see a vehicle coming in the wrong direction using the service road, especially motorcyclists and sometimes even trucks, this is mostly when the U turn is several kilometres away. They just switch on the headlights to warn the oncoming traffic. The tendency of taking the shortest possible option (even though illegal) is quite common to the indian driving manner.
It is partly the fault of the highway-builders also. If they don't consider the needs of people who are living nearby then they are forced to take matters into their own hands.

As it is they arm-twist people to give up their land. Not to mention that land-sharks jump onto the highways bandwagon and acquire more land than necessary which then becomes their private property.
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Mumabi-Pune expressway.

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yes u are right i guess.
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Govt. is not in charge of the highways. PPP basis, toll etc.
I don't think toll authorities can just build expressways in India without the government's consent. The government can include design standards for PPP projects like the number of overpasses, towns to be served, number of lanes necessary, signage specifications, design speed, etcetera.
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I don't think toll authorities can just build expressways in India without the government's consent. The government can include design standards for PPP projects like the number of overpasses, towns to be served, number of lanes necessary, signage specifications, design speed, etcetera.
Yes I know that. But the private company is in charge of maintenance.
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yeah... It shud be Yamuna Express way connecting Delhi - Agra (Taj Mahal) .....
Its under construction and the progress made in the last year is pretty superb!
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It's Yamuna expressway. I clicked few pics of it in Dec 09. It's a 6/8 lane expy with service lanes connecting Noida (a suburb of Delhi) with Agra.
Thank you guys for the info
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Great to see this thread being revived. Anyways, here is my meager contribution:
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Old March 5th, 2011, 07:30 PM   #619
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Quality of the expressways are great! Glad to see money being used properly (or atleast most of it). The car culture might never pick up in India to be honest..which i'm glad about!! If the railways can improve their services and infrastructure then tht would just be brilliant!
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Are there any plans to upgrade/reconstruct highways like NH 22 from Shimla to Kalpa? How about NH 21 from Shimla to Keylong? Those are two scary roads, made even worse by the poor standard of driving. I'm curious, as I have been watching IRT (Ice Road Truckers): Worlds Deadliest Roads and those are the two highways featured in the program.
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