| | Re: NH-17 Road Condition Update
OK just got back from the trip and travelled NH17 via Udupi, Murudeshwar, Gokarna and few other places. I must say the highway although being upgraded in many places will never match international standards or even match NH4/Golden quadrilateral for the simple reason that when the road first came into existance in this hilly konkan terrain it was built "around" those and has a very zig zag snake like shape all along every few hundred metres causing the vehicles never being able to maintain high speeds and obviously in the current single lane road one cannot overtake at the curves either due to lack of visibility of oncoming vehicles. A good highway I believe needs to be a straight road for at least a few kms before having a curve/turn. There was'nt lot of traffic either which seems the reason it seems has never been upgraded either. Overall I would use it only if absolutely necessary in future.
Last edited by IndicaDLS2002; 26th December 2015 at 11:24 AM.