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Very well said.
I used to crib a lot about speed limit.
But as the age is catching up, safety became a very important point. 

 

Remember the poor Honda Jazz owner who paid around 1.8 lakhs fine on Hyderabad ORR?
He crossed speed limit around 127 times, poor chap.
Is it lack of information or negligence?

Speed guns on Hyderabad ORR are capturing around 5000 vehicles per day. 
So it turns out they are earning around 20 lakhs per day ?
Increase numbers is due to increase in speed guns. 

 

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On 4/14/2018 at 8:41 PM, shiva said:

If we do one full round and exit at the same gate. 
We will be charged zero? :D

 

Haha you are doing 160 kilometres for fun and worried about toll.
So the full ORR circle is completed? 
 

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13 hours ago, Ranger said:

Did anyone do one full circle?

I'm planning to do it on some weekend.

It will be fun to record a time-lapse of the entire 160 kilometres.  

 if I'm not wrong, it must be more than 200kms if the circle is closed. i have done many drives in ORR covering all stretches except that 1 cut piece. it has come more than 190kms. I heard that the completion of ORR will have 220 kms.

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9 hours ago, Saran said:

if I'm not wrong, it must be more than 200kms if the circle is closed. i have done many drives in ORR covering all stretches except that 1 cut piece. it has come more than 190kms. I heard that the completion of ORR will have 220 kms.

 

Yeah we know about your ORR runs. ?

Previously there are some diversions. That is the reason for increase in kilometres.

Now after they joined all the parts it came to around 160 kilometres.

 

Anyway, i will do the full circle and will update you. 

 

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ORR updates:

 

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“Public are requested to not to allow their cattle to come on to the ORR and strict action will be taken against the owners. Vehicle drivers are advised to raise alerts about such stray cattle on ORR and inform the police over WhatsApp ( 9490617444) or phone (8500411111) and also through Facebook and Twitter handles.”

 

So if anyone find any cattle on Hyderabad ORR you can whatsApp to the above number. 

Police will book a case against the cattle owner. 

 

 

Pricing of the ORR toll fee increased to 1.65/km for cars.

So a full circle would cost around 265/-

 

Full Hyderabad ORR circle :
Kilometres: 160 kms

Petrol/ltr : 80/-

Average mileage : 15kmpl

 

160/15=10.6 litres of fuel

Total fuel for full ORR circle 10.6x80=854/-

Total price for ORR trip is 265+854=1119/-

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11 hours ago, Saran said:

 if I'm not wrong, it must be more than 200kms if the circle is closed. i have done many drives in ORR covering all stretches except that 1 cut piece. it has come more than 190kms. I heard that the completion of ORR will have 220 kms.

 

Bro, Where have you disappeared. Haven't been seeing your updates here lately.. Your pictures were stunning. How's your black horse doing @Saran 

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2 hours ago, uday said:

Any update on fast-tag implementation or something similar on ORR.

One month ago when i inquired about this they mentioned this ORR would not have fast-tag anytime soon considering the  only two lanes available at most of the exits and implementing that would not probably make much sense.. 

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7 hours ago, ksa171983 said:

design speed.. It says 120..but approved speed is still 100?

Exactly! Design speed is average speed that can be permitted on ORR which is 120 kmph against the current approved speed limit of 100 kmph! Few zones on ORR however allow about 105 kmph according to the Challan pictures taken and shared. But there is no Instructions / Speed Limit boards over 100 kmph anywhere on the ORR

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1 hour ago, Sridhar Tandra said:

Few zones on ORR however allow about 105

Now how do we figure out while driving if it is 105 or 100 when we need to concentrate on the road and the luxury cars speeding who don’t care about the fines ... 

i have seen hoardings put up during one of the drives about 100kmph near  adibhatla but later those hoardings were removed ... ?

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Now how do we figure out while driving if it is 105 or 100 when we need to concentrate on the road and the luxury cars speeding who don’t care about the fines ... 
i have seen hoardings put up during one of the drives about 100kmph near  adibhatla but later those hoardings were removed ... ?
True, only way to save ourself is not to get tempted for that extra 5 kmph and keep our cars under 100 kmph and drive along the Second lane :-)
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20 hours ago, ksa171983 said:

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What too my notice is the design speed.. It says 120..but approved speed is still 100?

 

It initially was 120 Kmph, but the frequent accidents due to over speeding has resulted in reducing it further to 100 Kmph with strict monitoring by the cops since then. It is quite sad to have it 100 Kmph on this kind of road but, there has been quite a bit of difference in the number of accidents being reported before and after. Also, I have noticed the road discipline (lane system) got better by time which I am very glad of.

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2 minutes ago, sagar said:

Also, I have noticed the road discipline (lane system) got better by time which I am very glad of.

Road discipline is something the next generation of India will abide to not the current one ... stricter laws, monitoring , individual accountability ??

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6 minutes ago, ksa171983 said:

Road discipline is something the next generation of India will abide to not the current one ... stricter laws, monitoring , individual accountability ??

 

True, It can happen only when the law gets stricter by day and awareness is one main criteria. Those cabs which rarely follow up basic rules in the city limits are observed to be following the rules on the ORR. I feel, that the fine is the only thing that's forcing them to follow the rule. Not at all by the thought in one's mind that they have realised that it's for the self safety.

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Update on ORR: Seems toll plazas of ORR is not accepting paytm anymore. Tried in Airport exit, Patancheru exit etc. Upon asking they informed, contract of running those plazas have been renewed and the new fellow doesn't want payment in Paytm

So folks, carry cash!

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Update on ORR: Seems toll plazas of ORR is not accepting paytm anymore. Tried in Airport exit, Patancheru exit etc. Upon asking they informed, contract of running those plazas have been renewed and the new fellow doesn't want payment in Paytm
So folks, carry cash!

This is like taking couple of steps back ..
Btw they do accept cards right ? I have never tried it though.
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During the time of Demonetization, when the cash in the ATMs was less available, Paytm was extensively encouraged at the tolls all over India. Later on when it got better, many of the tolls gates in India started denying the online payments and asked for only cash... Things have now have become unusual. Can't predict who takes cash or who accepts digital money.

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6 hours ago, sagar said:

During the time of Demonetization, when the cash in the ATMs was less available, Paytm was extensively encouraged at the tolls all over India. Later on when it got better, many of the tolls gates in India started denying the online payments and asked for only cash... Things have now have become unusual. Can't predict who takes cash or who accepts digital money.

This is what I truly about our country ... so flexible always 

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23 hours ago, Pralay said:

Update on ORR: Seems toll plazas of ORR is not accepting paytm anymore. Tried in Airport exit, Patancheru exit etc. Upon asking they informed, contract of running those plazas have been renewed and the new fellow doesn't want payment in Paytm

So folks, carry cash!

 

Very sad, we are going backwards in all means.

 

21 hours ago, Sridhar Tandra said:

Yes, they do! not sure about changes with this renewal of vendor though!

 

i think they will have some alternative to cash.

 

20 hours ago, sagar said:

Things have now have become unusual.

 

Gachibowli exit is a mess during long weekends. 

Government should step up and implement some service like (fast-tag) on Hyderabad ORR.

 

13 hours ago, ksa171983 said:

so flexible always 

 

Agree on it. 

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How to improve cashless method:

Imagine if we have 10 exits

  1. Only two cash toll booths.
  2. Two Paytm/card toll booths.
  3. Six should be something similar to fast-tag. 

If the lines are high in the cash booths, people will automatically buy a fast-tag.

We are wasting so much time/money/resources.

 

Implementing the fast-tag will make the transaction genuine(white)

Toll operators don't like this.  ?

 

Even fast-tag lanes on national highways are less.
Most of the places it will only one lane, which wont work properly. 

 

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3 hours ago, Sridhar Tandra said:

Interesting! How can they take the cash and do not show it?

 

In any business people prefer cash over an electronic transaction. 

Electronic transaction cannot be altered and will leave a trail. 


Toll bills can be altered! 

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In a country like India, automated tolls are must.

The amount of traffic and congestion we have.. it doesn't make sense to wait on those long ques. 

If all other countries are able to do it. 

Unless there is some drawback, I don't see a reason for not implementing the tag service. 

 

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On Hyderabad ORR they started giving E-Card, instead of token.
Any information about this update? 

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Hyderabad ORR + Monsoon perfect combo.

A quick drive on ORR

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During long weekends avoid Gachibowli exit.

Better to take exit before Gachibowli or at Financial district. 

Last Sunday it took me 30 mins to cross the toll.


 

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On Hyderabad ORR they started giving E-Card, instead of token.
Any information about this update? 
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Hyderabad ORR + Monsoon perfect combo.
A quick drive on ORR
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During long weekends avoid Gachibowli exit.
Better to take exit before Gachibowli or at Financial district. 
Last Sunday it took me 30 mins to cross the toll.

 
I always take exit at financial district on Sunday evenings. U can exit in 2 mins..
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20 hours ago, hsudhir said:

Hi guys, 

I have come across this new ORR beyond Hyderabad connecting all majors cities or districts in Telangana.. Any insights on this? 

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The above is the new Regional Ring Road plan by the  Telangana Government. This project of ~300 kms long connects most of the major towns and districts in the state and is yet to start. Even the expected timeline for completion of this project isn't announced yet :) 

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