trip was wonderful, road is excellent. Only Issue is the concrete road which results in too much noise in the cabin. My car has a speed limit throttle set at 144kms. It refused to go beyond that and its surprising that the brio owners mentioned above they have managed upwards to 150. Maybe they changed the limit in later produced Brio's.
We started at 10.30am and i reached Taj Mahal exactly at 1.30pm. The expressway i covered in around 90 minutes. After the expressway ends does the real ordeal start. The expressway ends on Kanpur highway and you need to take a U turn after @ 400 meters.
The traffic was scarce on the expressway. The car withstood the brute force i thrusted on the speed pedal with aplomb. On reaching the 1st toll plaza, the fellow at the booth asked me to slow down as he said you are driving at speeds above 140. I was like
Seems they have speed sensors placed at strategic points and keep a check on people like me. :(
I had decided after crossing the 1st toll not to fly again. The harder i tried but still i could not drive below 120/125. On the next toll i asked the booth operator about the speed i am driving. he said you are @ 120 to 125 and he gave me printout with the details. I was again
and asked him if there is a fine for over speeding here, he said no. With the tension over i was back to 140 plus for the rest of the journey :p:
The approach road to Taj Mahal is pathetic. Cant understand why UP government cant sort the approach road issue since Agra is a very important tourist destination.
Left Taj Mahal at 6pm, got caught in a major traffic jam which resulted in my reaching expressway at around 8.15pm. Since my friends wanted to buy the Original Panchi Petha, we went the opposite direction towards old Delhi Highway and our destination was the shop opposite Sri Talkies. The rush at that shop was sufficient proof of the fact that we were at the right place.
The return was as pleasant as our arrival. We stopped at the refreshment zone at Jewar for a cup of tea and at 11pm we reached CP and had dinner at Zen.