Originally Posted by Gurrala74
Superbad and others, please clarify one thing that is the E way is like the same it used to be earlier ?? I mean to say some 15 years back, I know that how that E way used to be and today it is also like any other 4 way with huge jams in some point of time and I really feel old pune-Mumbai highway is better than that
there were more cars on the road. But it was due to the impending holidays at that point of time i.e eid and republic day were back to back along with the weekend.
The road there atleast the mum-pune expressway is 3 lane road on either side at most part of the expressway.
The advantages compared to say an NH 17.
It was stress free. I could drive speeds in excess of 120kmph all day long on those roads and still wont feel tired.
There is no traffic coming towards you . So no risky overtaking business
You do not need to plan your overtaking skills. Especially with the mhawk.
Just put Foot to the metal and you will pass that car you wish to overtake.
That said before entering toll booths i feel people especially truck drivers need to taught lane discipline.
They need to be educated that they should adhere to the leftmost lane.
It seems they find it easy at the rightmost lane and let the overtaking guy do all the crazy lane crossing.
Saw some jaguars and porsche doing zig zag turns on the expressway. That was dangerous and i felt they could be the next candidate for the RIPs. Guess they have been told [in their mind] to Keep a constant speed of 200kmph.
And seeing those lines at the toll booths i guess they might have not saved a lot of their time.
Driving aspect wise it is lovely and apart from the erratic drivers , the expressway is not that dangerous as it is made out to be.
Beauty aspect : the fields of satara does remind me of the fields of punjab when we had been in the 90s.
I am the ghat kind of a guy so i love NH17 for that.
Though my disappointment with Nh4 was overcome by amboli ghat.
Had it not been the case of we running late, i could have gazed at the setting sun for hours at the top of the amboli ghat.