Bangalore Mysore Road,The Experience…

Despite all the delays, it’s finally ready!! Driving from Bangalore to Mysore is quite a pleasure, the Road is road is ready and quite nice except from within Mandya (perhaps the regular fight between city corporation and highway authorities where you can feel it!!)


As soon as you leave Bangalore traffic eases and you can maintain a nice 80+kmph.. be watchful of some creative imagination of the PWD authorities putting some rumblers near the few villages without any signs. Ironically, they have very nice sign boards put up for village names but miss out completely of the important caution/notification that rumblers are ahead!! we even saw a tempo overturned while applying emergency breaks and landed just on the rumblers…

The road is well painted with the dividers, lane guiders etc and has nice gradient on turns making the drive smooth and eases to manage the lanes while turning..

This could be the season for sugar cane crop thus tractor-trailers are frequenting the roads, sometimes they do come completely opposite directions to save in a mile from their destinations keeping the headlights on. The overloading continues as we saw one more tractor tuning down entire loadful of sugarcanes on the roads and entire road has a nice sugarcane juice facial to maintain it’s beauty as all passing by vehicles churn it out via their rubber soles….

We could manage the travel time and must say that the drive was fun and comfortable compared to the drives we had in past! Must congratulate the PWD authorities afterall…

8 Comments so far

  1. Aravind (unregistered) on December 30th, 2006 @ 1:09 pm

    After a few highway driving excursions you would realize
    a. Anyone can flout the rules and drive dangerously during the provided they have their headlights switched on. I have seen ‘mami’s driving their scooty on the wrong side of the road with headlights on to save a few drops of petrol.
    b. The right lane is a prestigious lane for a truck driver and he would drive on it even if he is doing about 30 or 40 KMpH.

  2. Rajesh (unregistered) on December 30th, 2006 @ 5:45 pm

    yeah, the right lane is kinda occupied by all these heavy weights, includes govt vehicles ( mostly KSRTC buses), they should atleast train the drivers to leave the right lane for fast moving and light vehicles…

  3. Bangles (unregistered) on December 30th, 2006 @ 6:41 pm

    Great road! What fun to drive on it. I have gone on the Volvo busses also. Maan, they sure believe that they “own” the road :-)) HA HA. But this road rivals any in the foreign countries.

  4. prathap (unregistered) on January 1st, 2007 @ 8:19 am

    road is great.. but its not that wide.. i feel.. sometimes it becomes conjusted when overtaking.. and might also result in mishaps.. everytime i travel there.. i’ve seen atleast 1 minor accident..

  5. silkboard (unregistered) on January 1st, 2007 @ 11:20 am

    Yep, good road. But local traffic and pedestrians are yet to adjust to high speeds. Sadly, it will take a few accidents and hope-not deaths for the massage of safety to spread around.

    Never do 90+ near curves, you never know who is standing near the center divider. Each has his own protocol when it comes to doing wrong direction on highways. Some right, some left. Some slow, some fast.

  6. rubic_cube (unregistered) on January 1st, 2007 @ 5:25 pm

    BMIC is a great highway and if you can drive cautiously, then its awesome. I agree with Bangles in that this road can rival some of the foreign roads. I have driven this road some 3-4 times and each time I was able to drive constantly at 90-100 kmph. You do not get to do that in many places. Another place you can do that is the toll road to Tumkur, the stretch near Vellore before Chennai, the Mumbai Pune Expressway and the Delhi Noida route. I do not know about the others yet.

  7. Rajesh (unregistered) on January 2nd, 2007 @ 1:00 pm

    ok, this Road not that great when compared to Mumbai Pune Express way, but certainly alike.

  8. Vasanth (unregistered) on January 2nd, 2007 @ 1:06 pm

    Road is great. But, it is not that wide. When one Bus overtakes the other, you can feel the lack of width of road. Most of the time is wasted in Mandya, Channapatna and Ramanagara especially on Mandya and Ramanagara Signals. We have to reduce speeds near villages, we cannot expect what villagers do. BMIC will be a parallel road. One of the commentators have confused this road as BMIC. If BMIC is also built, we can reach mysore in 1 hours 30 minutes even if we drive at 90-100 as this is going to cutdown the distance to 110 kms and without any obstructions.

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