(15th Aug 2014 to 17th August 2014)
Trip on a long weekend is a nightmare; even if you start from B’lore at six in the morning. Crossing two toll gates before hit the Hossur Rd , lost the sense of time, may be an hour or so. Traffic in Hosur are as usual even in a holiday. Frustration reached in zenith reaching Krisnagiri HP petrol bunk. For saving two rupees a lit. in Tamil Nadu we had stand in a queue of cars, extend up to highway. It was almost nine and we were famished. So our ladies decided to move to the adjoining restaurant l to reserve a table for us. After successfully filling the tank of the car we faced the problem of parking place. All are tightly packed. IN the mean time we got a ring, no chance of any table …..We moved our car on the highway and asked our better half to grab something from MacDonald, the adjunct food joint. At least MacDonald is famous for its two mnts. Service, which they propagate proudly. After half an hour or so, both the ladies came back perspiring, it is already 32 deg. Celsius.
Every misery has its end. Road up to Krishnagiri is good no doubt ,but once you take Krishnagiri-Arcot road AH 45, it is heaven. Last night’s rain made the green on both sides sparkling and soothing. Here traffic is also less. Only thing we had to worry, while my younger part driving, the increasing speedometer of our i20 . Though it is very difficult to feel the speed due the good condition of both the car and the road, but one must keep a tab, which my better half was doing continuously from the back seat.
Even after leaving the NH and catching SH 5, the condition of the road is marvelous. Hats off to Tamil Nadu govt. Both side of the road is full of green and best part is old grand-dad trees standing like gentle guard all along to give you honor. Isn’t it our duty to pay it back by not cutting them down?
Again catch NH and again a wonderful six lane road.
TIME TOLL BOOTH AMOUNT(Rs)
06.49 HRS Eleveted Hosur down ramp 45.00
07.25 Attibele 25.00
09.30 Krishnagiri toll 60.00
10.05 L&T Vaniyambadi 70.00
10.50 L&T Pallikonda 75.00
14.23 Pondicherry-Tindivanam Toll 37.00
Total 372 Km and 8.00 hr