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I and a few my mates took a street journey to Shirdi from Nagpur in Samruddhi Mahamarg. We began our drive within the evening round 12.30 am and reached Shirdi round 6.30 am. We ate breakfast and did Shirdi darshan and drove again to Nagpur. Round 10 am we left Shirdi and reached Nagpur by 3.30 Pm. We’ve got sleep beforehand and all 3 of us took turns and drove. I’ll speak in regards to the street & facilities of Samruddhi Mahamarg from Nagpur to Shirdi. And whether or not you need to be travelling on Samruddhi Mahamarg.
Nagpur to Shirdi
We began our drive from Nagpur round 12.30 am at evening, we had 1 / 4 tank of gas and determined to refill on the Samruddhi Mahamarg. We bought to a gas station round 120 Km into the drive, we refuelled and altered the driving force and drove additional. I began to really feel hungry, however we couldn’t discover something to eat on the Samruddhi Mahamarg. We thought it’s evening so we couldn’t discover something. So we stopped on the subsequent petrol pump the place we noticed quite a lot of vans parked, we requested them if might we will get one thing to eat, he stated we have now to take an exit into any city and discover one thing to eat. However it was round 3 am, and we thought even when we took a detour right into a city now we can not discover something, so we stored driving.
Round 5 am we took an exit to Jalna, Jalna metropolis was simply 10 km from the exit level. We stopped at a tea stall and had some tea and chips as a result of it was early and we couldn’t get the rest to eat. So we modified the driving force and headed in direction of Shirdi, we reached round 6.30 am. The chaos across the well-known Shirdi temple was a sight to see, individuals stopped us and requested whether or not we wished to enter the Mandir, whether or not we wished to park our automobile, or wished to take tub. This was very frequent, as individuals stored on coming and asking us this.
A few occasions individuals requested us from the shifting bike which was hilarious. I used to be shocked to see the commercialism that has grown across the Shirdi temple. The final I visited was after I was a child round 6 years outdated. Lots has modified within the final 25 years. Another humorous factor which I noticed was each retailer, restaurant and resort had Sai in entrance of their identify.
We stopped at Sai Shubham Pure Veg for breakfast, we had a heavy breakfast, as we had been hungry. Then we began our method again to Nagpur round 10 Am.
Shirdi to Nagpur
We began round 10 Am in direction of Nagpur, we crammed the petrol on Smaruddhi Mahamrag, and we clicked some movies and pictures alongside the way in which again. The whole roll price was Rs 1900, for a complete km of 1100, it price us round Rs 1.7 per km.
Facilities in Samruddhi Mahamarg
We in whole bought 6 petrol pumps, 3 whereas heading to Shirdi and three whereas heading again to Nagpur. These petrol pumps had bathrooms for each Men and women, and the bathrooms weren’t that clear for a street that simply opened 3 months again. There is no such thing as a meals courtroom, or ingesting water provision within the petrol pump or wherever else. If you wish to eat foods and drinks water, both carry it with you or take an exit to the closest cities on the way in which, which is able to eat further time and gas.
Additionally, I didn’t see any electrical charging factors whereas I used to be travelling on Samruddhi Mahamarg, I might need missed it, you probably have seen it tell us within the feedback.
The street is nice, with correct lane markings, and signal boards for exits. There are emergency u-turns at particular places. You could have toll-free numbers, and we noticed quite a lot of bolero pickups for roadside help in case of any issues. The views across the street are good, you see open lands, mountains and extra. The velocity restrict is justifiable, you don’t really feel like you’re driving at 120 Kmph. You may even go larger, to the unique velocity restrict of 150 kmph, which has been restricted to 120 Kmph. However due to the bumpiness of the street, you may not get the arrogance to take action.
We noticed quite a lot of skid marks on the street. The street is bumpy, and when there’s a bridge, the connection between the street and the bridge is sort of bumpier. You must cut back your velocity to fairly an extent in any other case you’ll really feel the jolt.
The driving will get boring after some time since you are driving straight constantly. Additionally, there’s various tyre noise, as you’re driving on the cement street, however you get used to it after a while. You’d additionally see random canines and monkeys on the street, even after the animal crossing which was constructed for them. The visitors is sort of low, principally vans. General it’s good to drive on this street. However you need to be cautious.
However please make observe of those factors if you’re planning to drive on Samruddhi Mahamarg.
Issues to examine earlier than driving on Samruddhi Mahamarg
- Ensure that your automobile is in good situation and serviced
- Ensure that your tyre is in good situation and has the right air strain.
- Carry Consuming water and meals with you, if you do not need to take a detour to the closest city
- Don’t drive constantly take breaks after 200 km, for 10-15 minutes, although it isn’t wanted it might be good to your automobile and your self
The issues with Samruddhi Mahamarg
The federal government opened Smaruddhi Mahamarg on Dec eleventh 2022 for the general public, and we travelled on the street on Feb 18th 2023. The street is straight with only a few turns which is able to create boredom, and that may create an opportunity of accidents. You might need heard of vehicles crashing, individuals dying, and animals dying on the Smaruddhi Mahamarg. We additionally noticed an i20 crash on the aspect of the street within the daylight.
There aren’t any bushes across the Samruddhi Mahamarg solely bushes you may see within the close by farmlands. Which makes the atmosphere hotter, now it’s okay as a result of we have now temperatures round 30° C, even then we felt a bit sizzling and needed to placed on our AC. However simply take into consideration travelling on Samruddhi Mahamarg in the summertime, with no facilities, no bushes round and a scorching temperature of 44°+ C, it might really feel like driving within the desert.
Driving constantly on cement roads within the warmth with a bumpy street shouldn’t be nice to your tyres. I believe the street was not imagined to be open, with out facilities. Authorities ought to have waited and labored on the facilities and may have planted bushes within the surrounding.
Additionally, I wish to point out, quite a lot of farmland has been used, quite a lot of mountains have been lower and quite a lot of animals’ day by day routes would have been disturbed, whereas within the making of this street.
I’d not counsel you journey by this street till all of the facilities are in place, and please keep away from travelling on Samruddhi Mahamarg throughout summer time, it might not be good to your automobile and for your self.
Numerous issues are deliberate across the Samruddhi Mahamarg, sure it reduces journey time and connects the two main cities of Maharashtra. However opening with none facilities makes the street a bit dangerous for travellers. They need to have targeted on the entire improvement of the street not partial. So drive fastidiously and cautiously.