Superhighway of Death

Just recently I had the opportunity to go to Hyderabad via the Superhighway. A number of people had said that it was an improved project with close to decent roads, I had also heard that the Highway Patrol strictly enforced a speed limit of 110 km/h and if you happen to be caught well above that you would land with a Rs. 700 fine on the spot.

My trip was far from pleasing, the highway patrol was around, but found lazing in the shade stretched out legs from the car windows and both officers in the patrol car taking an afternoon siesta. Construction was underway on two sections measuring a good 15 km each where the traffic flowed at break neck speed while sharing a single road for both direction of traffic.

Speeds were significantly high especially by the bus drivers plying on this sector taking a very rash and an aggressive attitude almost willing the oncoming driver off the road. The experience was not pleasing and only wonder how we can improve such rash driving attitude by these people.

1 Comment so far

  1. KHATTAB (unregistered) on December 27th, 2005 @ 5:48 pm

    I actually had a good experience 2 years back with the motorway police. I was driving in the right lane and I got stopped few miles from city limits by the motorway police. The guy was educated in germany was a BCom holder and talked to me and my mother with great respect. He told us about the situation very professionally.We did not get a ticket though…and no bribes as well.



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