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8-lane ring road, 160 kilometers, express way, no entry for bikes and autos, no signals and it is modern and sophisticated.

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Connectivity

 

It connects all the major highways which helps in reducing the traffic.

 

  • Vikarabad Highway
  • International Airport
  • Bangalore Highway
  • Srisailam Highway
  • Nagarjunasagar Highway
  • Vijayawada Highway
  • Warangal Highway
  • Nagpur Highway
  • Mumbai/Pune Highway

 

 

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ORR exits

 

1. Gandipet 

2. Edulanagulapally

             --- Gachibowli 

             --- Nanakramguda

3. Patancheru

4. Sultanpur 

5. Saregudem

            ---Gowdavalli (temporary) 

6. Medchal

7. Shamirpet

8. Keesara

9. Ghatkesar

10. Taramatipet

11. Pedda Amberpet

12. Bongulur

13 Raviryal

14. Tukkuguda

15. Pedda Golkonda

16.Shamshabad

17. Rajendranagar

18. TSPA (APPA)  

19. Narsingi

 

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Speed limits: (subjected to change)

  • Minimum is 40 km/hr
  • Maximum is 100 km/hr

 

Fine amount is 1400/- INR, Speed guns are located at few points.
Please stick to the speed limits.

 

Lane system

  • Fast lanes are dedicated to cars       : Lane-1 and Lane-2 (From right)
  • Slow lanes are dedicated to Trucks. : Lane-3 and Lane-4 

     

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Restricted vehicles

  • Two wheeler
  • Three wheeler

 

Hyderabad ORR toll system

ORR has tolls at all the entry and exit points. 

At the entrance you need to collect the ticket and payment will be made at the exit.

ORR started, multiple entry toll system.
Pay the toll at the exit(multiple entry) and you can use it multiple times. 

 

 

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Accidents:

Accidents are very prone to happen on all the roads across the world. No matter how sophisticated the system is built.

Hyderabad ORR is no exception.

 

Truck parked on the left lane + XUV driver slept while driving.

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Few tips from my side:

 

  • Please do not cruise on Fast lane (right most), Use fast lane only to overtake and switch back to Lane-2.

     

  • Dividers are small, vehicles might jump into your lanes during high speed accidents, If you are in Lane-2 it will be an added advantage at least to some extent.

     

  • People often tend to get too relaxed on the ORR, specially after a long tiring drive. It leads to a loss in concentration and ultimately driver tends to sleep at the wheel. If you are sleepy avoid ORR at any cost.

     

  • Always check the tire pressure before hitting ORR, low tire pressure can lead to tire bursts.

     

  • Fog is high during winters, always slow down when the visibility is poor.

     

  • I have seen some trucks clogging fast lanes with speeds less than 40 km/hr. It will create issue during night driving, some of them will not even have a tail lamp/reflector. So, be cautious.

     

  • Some times municipality trucks water the plants on the fast lane without proper warning signs. Keep a close eye on them.

 

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Places to visit around ORR

 

Hyderabad ORR is a quick getaway for many road trip enthusiasts.

 

1.Movie towers -- Financial district

 

2.Osman sagar lake -- Gandipet

 

3. Himayath sagar lake -- Rajendra nagar

 

4. Hyderabad International airport -- Shamshabad

 

5. Shamirpet lake -- Shamirpet

 

Guys, If know any other places, do add them to this list.

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I agree! Quality is down when compared to past 2 years. It became worst in the bridge joints as @gowtham said.

 

I do take my civic at 200+ kms in the joints. My soft suspension is saving me from the bumps. But thr are few bumps towards Patancheru exit and warangal exit.

 

They are super bumpy. Car ll fly literally from the road. But civic has super down force aero dynamics by default. Hence able to touch the tarmac just in a fraction of seconds. Otherwise airborne!

 

ORR is still the best road. But need some touch-up work to make it amazing.

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Yup as [mention=1]gowtham[/mention] said quality is down..
 
Good thing is after demonetisation they are accepting VISA card payments and paper less transactions with no physical receipt at tolls, you will get a SMS from Eagle Infra with the the link to e-receipt.


Traffic flow has increased a lot.
Compared to last few years.

They should implement fast-tag(RFID) or touch and go systems.

Gachibowli exit queue is getting more and more.




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9 minutes ago, gowtham said:

They should implement fast-tag(RFID) or touch and go systems

I guess they have a plan to implement Paytm like other GMR tolls did, but I am personally not comfortable with lowering window and scanning the QR code, I rather opt for paying with card / cash as any which ways I stopped my vehicle

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Nice post with lot of information and good review though!

I agree to the point that there are lot of accidents on ORR. Especially to the people who travel early in the morning with high speed and also to those who Drives all the way through bumpy roads and once the tyre touches ORR, changes their driving mode to relaxed driving and falls asleep!!

I have been to movie towers and I say it's a very good spot for photo shoot and then hangout with friends in penalty box for a quick tea break!

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On 03/02/2017 at 9:30 AM, driveking said:

Don't you guys think quality is going down from past 1 year?
I feel it very bumpy sometimes, Hope they wont go down further.

 

Exactly the same thing I was telling to my wife last week.

Especially upto airport, roads are pretty uneven. Not recommend to push beyond 90-100  considering the traffic & unevenness of the road.

 

On 04/02/2017 at 7:53 AM, sai86 said:

I guess they have a plan to implement Paytm like other GMR tolls did, but I am personally not comfortable with lowering window and scanning the QR code, I rather opt for paying with card / cash as any which ways I stopped my vehicle

 

Paytm is live! Used couple of times

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8 minutes ago, Pralay said:

Exactly the same thing I was telling to my wife last week.

Especially upto airport, roads are pretty uneven. Not recommend to push beyond 90-100  considering the traffic & unevenness of the road.

 

Agree on bumps.

This stretch is very highly used and oldest of all other sections.

Gachibowli to Mumbai highway is still better, less traffic and smooth.
People who are pushing their cars need to be careful on those bridge joints, some of them are very notorious, I can see skid marks after those bridges, indicating loosing control.

 

Did anyone try Ghatkesar to Shamirpet, It is the newest section.
 

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On 1/20/2017 at 10:50 AM, gowtham said:

 

  • Dividers are small, vehicles might jump into your lanes during high speed accidents, If you are in Lane-2 it will be an added advantage at least to some extent.

 

Excellent point @gowtham I have always advised my friends this on ORR.

So many times without our mistake we might end up in tragic road accidents and such small things can make a difference between life and death / disability. 

 

Also very nice clicks and info.. will be of great help to all driving enthusiasts planning to visit our lovely city, Hyderabad. 

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1.Road Opposite to KTM showroom,Kompally towards Bachupally.

2. Bowenpally - siddipet road-Shamirpet

3.BHEL

Opposite KTM showroom there's a service road a auto stand, gulf bakers and some electric stores??

I stay inside at Gundlapohampally.

Shamirpet road is a good one. And shamirpet ORR also.

BHEL I don't know.

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Yesterday night a swift did two 360 degree turns on ORR due to tire blast.

He was driving 120+ can't judge the exact speed, must be around 140 km/hr

It came to a halt after hitting the side barricade, no injuries to anyone. Luck guy.

Guys please inspect tires before hitting ORR, high-speed runs will generate lot of heat, poor tires will lead to tire burst.

Any new update on Hyderabad ORR.

Now the circuit is almost complete.

Anyone got a chance to complete 160 kilometers in a single stretch?

New Street lights are added near the curves and exits.

I hate those poles which disturbed the view.

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Im planning to drive the complete circuit this month.

Street lights are still not functional.

I think those are installed to justify the increase in toll price.

Is it 1/- per kilometer?

Once the ORR is full, what will happen if I enter at Gachibowli and exit at the same toll. [emoji14]

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On 5/3/2017 at 7:50 PM, Ranger said:

Im planning to drive the complete circuit this month.

I would love to join, we will plan a exploration drive if possible

 

On 5/3/2017 at 7:50 PM, Ranger said:

what will happen if I enter at Gachibowli and exit at the same toll. emoji14.png

Even I am curious on this, but I don't think that is possible. We will be entering the first toll gate on the left side where started but we will never reach the same toll gate on the right. Just a wild assumption correct me if I am wrong!

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9 hours ago, sai86 said:
Even I am curious on this, but I don't think that is possible. We will be entering the first toll gate on the left side where started but we will never reach the same toll gate on the right. Just a wild assumption correct me if I am wrong!
On 5/4/2017 at 7:55 PM, shiva said:
It is approximately one rupee per kilometer.

Previously, Gachibowli to Shamshabad is 20 rupees, now it is around 30 rupees.

Please correct me if it is wrong.

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On 5/3/2017 at 7:50 PM, Ranger said:
Im planning to drive the complete circuit this month.

Street lights are still not functional.

I think those are installed to justify the increase in toll price.

Is it 1/- per kilometer?

Once the ORR is full, what will happen if I enter at Gachibowli and exit at the same toll. [emoji14]

 

Yep.. it's almost 1 rupee per km... possibilities are there to end the drive in the starting point. Coz, Gachibowli is the tail attached to the circle. So, my doubt is if we don't take the gachibowli exit tail, we will be simply circling the circuit?

 

 

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On 06/05/2017 at 11:33 PM, Saran said:

we will be simply circling the circuit?


Yes, I think. 

 

Hyderabad: ORR will be a full ring only by August
Except for the 1.1-km stretch at Kandlakoya of Medchal mandal, the HMDA was able to complete work on 156.9 km of the ORR.

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Almost 10 years.
Paradise for car lovers.

Hyderabad members can enjoy long drives in circles.
Two circles is good enough for a weekend. [emoji14]

Least price is under 20/-
You can drive 160+ kilometers with 20 /-?
I think they will keep some checkpoint?

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Yesterday one of my colleague sparked a discussion on the similar topic

He says speedometer of the vehicle measures the speed of the wheel not speed of the vehicle, this means vehicles with bigger wheels(Volvo bus for example) at 100kmph on speedometer can over take a small car which is doing 140kmph on speedometer.

Is that true? Or it is just a blind assumption he is making?

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1 hour ago, sai86 said:

Is that true?

No true for sure.

We can simple put it in other words.

Suppose if you upgrade your car tires to bigger wheels, there can be little variation in speed, If you are doing 100 it may show somewhere between 97~103, depending on the tire size.

Variation will mostly stay under 10 km/hr.

A Volvo doing 100~120 km/hr will defiantly feel as if it is doing 140 km/hr, due to huge mass.

 

We chased a Volvo doing 110 km/hr on Hyderabad to Bangalore highway. 
He is constantly doing 110 km/hr, not slowing down for traffic. People who see a huge Volvo charging at them, they simple move to left lane to let it pass.

 

In our case we need to switch between lanes. We were doing 100~130 km/hr to keep up with it. 

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Hyderabad ORR update:
New led lights are introduced, hoping to bring down the accidents.

 

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Many commuters blamed the accidents are caused due to poor lighting on ORR.


Can be true to certain extent.
Last month while driving back home on ORR, We found a truck upside down in the fast lane without any reflectors.
As we stopped to check out, ORR patrol team starting arranging reflecting cones around it. Kudos for their effort.

Without reflectors it is tough to spot.

Gachibowli to Shamshabad stretch is around 25 kilometers and has the highest traffic.
Around 900 poles and 2000 led bulbs are installed by Phillips.

The view is brilliant during the night. Few shots shared by Omkar, captured at Gachibowli entrance, during the India-Drive meetup.

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Haha, All the fun on ORR came to an end.

 

So 100km/hr decision is good in one way.

 

Those poorly maintained cabs used to do 120km/hr on ORR, which is dangerous.

 

With the increase in traffic during the recent months, it is good decision.

 

With many IT cabs taking this route regularly, I won't mind 100km/hr limit.

 

So how consistently they are checking?

Are there any fixed cameras?

 

 

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The ORR provides good connectivity to the airport no doubt and one can circumvent the annoying city traffic to commute through this way from one corner to the other. I just hope this wouldn't venture out to go close to the Bangalore-Mysore highway in the future as it is on its way to become the future corridor of IT industry. Having speed limits restricted to 100 kmph is quite decent and would be enough to keep oneself safe but, a lineance of atleast + or - 10 Kmph should be considered while throwing a fine on the individual as none of the odometers read the exact same way in practical scenarios.

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My daily commute is on ORR.
I used to cruise at 110 km/hr

I have around 4500/- pending challans.:o

It was too late before I realized the speed limit is 100 km/hr

 

One of my friend has 6k pending, It gave him heart ache.
Please stick to speed limits on ORR.

In my opinion ORR is good till 120km/hr

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31 minutes ago, Superstitious said:

Under any circumstances do not cross 100 kmph speed as there are speed guns around ORR. They charge 1400 + taxes even for 102 kmph.

 

Yeah,

One of our member is charged for 101km/hr.

Checking is consistent, keeping an eye on the speedometer is a must.

 

90km/hr is the safe speed I guess.

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On 10/30/2017 at 11:24 AM, akhil_redd said:

I think now they have added a buffer of 5 kmph , have a seen a picture where it shows a speed limit of 105 kmph

 

No, I think.

I have uploaded one picture with 105km/hr speed limit.

But recently one our member was charged for driving at 102 km/hr.

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Joined the club.

 

I'm using cruise control on ORR, limting my self to 100 km/hr.

I'm not sure, how I am doing 108 km/hr. 
Will cross verify my dash cam fotage, hope the video is not erased.

 

Speed limit : 105 km/hr and my speed : 108 km/hr

 

Fined 1400/- for 3km/hr extra? :o

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Hyderabad ORR toll update, multiple entry introduced.

 

Vidya jeevan shared the following information.

 

Between Orr started up and down ticket thing.

At the entry. Ask for up and down.


-Valid for how many hours?


-How is it possible?

We need to get down at designated exit?


-Yeah they started it , can use multiple times within 24 hours


-Pay at first exit full amount. . He'll give you token to use it for return. 


-I've being doing it for the past 10 days. 

 

Kumsi : Went on the ORR for the first time after 6 months.was used to gunning my car down at 140-150kmph every single time earlier.

 

But set it to cruise control at 95 kmph and went from rajendra nagar to patancheru.
My dad did not help by playing Ghantasala songs,almost fell asleep at the wheel out of boredom???


-It is valid only at particular exit?


-For me, vijaywada exit to Bandlaguda (Sagar exit) is 20.

I pay 30 and take return token.Saving of 10 per day

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It's been two months, hope the dash cam footage is not erased.

Any idea, how accurately speed cameras work?
Basically Speed guns works with the help of Radar that has the principle of Doppler effect.

Each speed gun has some frequency and that will match with the set speed limit (105kmph) against the targeted vehicle.
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My fines are pending from the past 1 year.
It is my daily commute.
Hope they will increase the buffer and erase few overspending challans.

All my challans are very close, it is always under +5 kilometers.

Did they increase the limit to 105 km/hr?
It's been long time they have increased to 105kmph
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On 11/3/2017 at 9:49 AM, Ranger said:

Joined the club.

 

Save those pictures, they have great photography skills.
Wish they had high resolution cameras. 


Long ques at Gachibowli exit, they had no intention to setup something like fast-tag? 

The purpose of ORR is for fast commute, If they don't introduce electronic toll. It will be a mess in coming years. 
 

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Hyderabad ORR to implement electronic collection

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Key points:

  • Gachibowli to Shamshabad section will be implemented in the first phase  
  • First phase will be in experimental stage for the next two months. (Gachibowli-Shamshabad 24 kilometers)
  • To utilize the services we need to procure the RFID tag
  • Tag will work on prepaid basis.
  • Service is will be active from November 27th (will be inaugurated by KTR)
  • Depending on the response, it will be extended to all sections (158 kilometers)

 

How to get RFID for Hyderabad ORR?
Initially around 1000 tags are imported from Hong Kong, tags will be issued after taking vehicle details.

Soon they are planning to tie up with few backs to recharge the RFID tags.

 

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4 minutes ago, vjeevan said:

Where do I buy the RFID from? Is it different from Fast tag?

 

We will get more details once it is launched.

Initially, we can get it from toll both since it is still in trial mode.

I would suggest to wait for few more days before buying.

 

6 minutes ago, vjeevan said:

Fast tag won't work???


Fast tag is under NHAI, I doubt if it will work on Hyderabad ORR.
If there is a tie up, fast tag it makes more sense. If not our windshields will be filled with RFID tags 
:D

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On 11/3/2017 at 10:30 AM, Ranger said:

Hyderabad ORR toll update, multiple entry introduced.
 

 

Small correction. It's not multiple entry. It's only up and down. .
Take entry ticket and get onto Orr.
At exit ask for up and down and pay the amount for both up and down.
He will give a slip. Keep it with you for your return journey.

Return journey, at entry take a token.
At exit. Give both token and up and down slip you have taken earlier.

Valid for 24 hours. For two single journeys.

Initially, they checked slip manually and let me use it multiple times. Now, they started scanning and are allowing only for two single journeys.

 

I'll post the picture of the slip in a while.

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11 minutes ago, vjeevan said:

Small correction. It's not multiple entry. It's only up and down.

 

So we can use it only once?
 

Example:
Gachibowli ORR to Shamshabad (pay for return at Shamshabad exit)

Shamshabad to Gachibowli (We can use up and down ticket)


Again, If we want to drive from Gachibowli to Shamshabad, it wont work.

 

11 minutes ago, karthik said:

If there is a tie up, fast tag it makes more sense.

 

Agree on it, Fast-tag implementation will be easy. 

From the information received RFID tags are procured from Hong Kong. These wont work with fast tag.
Let's wait and see. 

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Two more young life's lost their life on Hyderabad ORR.

Toyota Etios lost control, hit the median,jumped over the divider and banged head on with i20, which is coming on the opposite direction.

My suggestion to people driving on ORR, please don't stick to fast lane.
Simple lapse in concentration can be fatal.

Use fast lane to overtake and switch back to second lane.
Some ORR stretches are very isolated, after a long drive we trend to get over relaxed. 

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4 minutes ago, suniljgbt said:

Currently Fastag implemented only on National highways. ORR folks dont even know about this.

 

Yeah, fastag may not work for Hyderabad ORR.

 

Check this post
https://www.india-drive.com/index.php?/topic/143-hyderabad-orr/&do=findComment&comment=5569

 

Telangana govt. is planning to implement separate RFID tag for Hyderabad ORR.

 

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