Road/Traffic Conditions in Uttarakhand

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#3961 Jul 20th, 2017, 22:05
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Originally Posted by satya1as View Post what is the road condition from kathgodam to ramgarh, I am planning to travel with my 1 year son and family in 5-6 Aug'17,
Hope no work on the same road, if any please suggest,

Thanks in advance,
Only a small spot of bother at Bhimtal due to some slide on the road a few days back, otherwise no other information of any major trouble...
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I wonder about this stretch from Mohaan (across Corbett) to Ranikhet; route map is at https://goo.gl/maps/G3L5twsmS4r

Specifically,
tarring quality;
stability during mid-Aug rains;
and road-clearing frequency in case of landslides.


PS: I intend to take this route to Ranikhet (starting from Noida). Just to avoid Nainital and Kathgodam traffic.
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Originally Posted by blackfog View Post I wonder about this stretch from Mohaan (across Corbett) to Ranikhet; route map is at https://goo.gl/maps/G3L5twsmS4r

Specifically,
tarring quality;
stability during mid-Aug rains;
and road-clearing frequency in case of landslides.

PS: I intend to take this route to Ranikhet (starting from Noida). Just to avoid Nainital and Kathgodam traffic.
I don't know about the road condition but i remember that Dilliwala posted somewhere this as one of the most beautiful scenic mountain road stretch to drive on.
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Originally Posted by blackfog View Post I wonder about this stretch from Mohaan (across Corbett) to Ranikhet;
The road is fine albeit narrow than others, and tarring quality perfect. During landslides, the way is cleared soon for traffic. The route itself is scenic with minimal traffic, and while this is good, you need to be careful on bends as drivers become negligent due to low traffic movement.

What you should be worried about are rain fed rivers that you have to cross initially. If it is raining heavily, you will not be able to cross those until the rain subsides.
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Water crossing near Corbett's entrance

Thank you both, for the info.

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Originally Posted by jituyadav View Post The road is fine albeit narrow than others, and tarring quality perfect. During landslides, the way is cleared soon for traffic. The route itself is scenic with minimal traffic, and while this is good, you need to be careful on bends as drivers become negligent due to low traffic movement.
Sounds like a fun and relaxing drive. On narrow and secluded roads, I let the car roll in 2nd or 3rd gear.

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What you should be worried about are rain fed rivers that you have to cross initially. If it is raining heavily, you will not be able to cross those until the rain subsides.
What do you mean crossing rivers?

Google Earth shows multiple water crossings near Chokam around Dhangarhi Gate. How bad are these? I saw some pics in Google Earth/Maps like this, this, this, and this. Given that I am driving a hatchback and the rains may be unpredictable along the 70+ km road, shall I stick to the route via Nainital if it rains that day? It'll be a long day as I shall do 350 km on a rainy day. Waiting out downpours may not be the most optimum use of time.
OR is the drive too good to bear this.
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Originally Posted by blackfog View Post What do you mean crossing rivers?

Google Earth shows multiple water crossings near Chokam around Dhangarhi Gate. How bad are these?
How bad, bad enough to stop your journey during moderate/heavy rains

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Given that I am driving a hatchback and the rains may be unpredictable along the 70+ km road, shall I stick to the route via Nainital if it rains that day? It'll be a long day as I shall do 350 km on a rainy day. Waiting out downpours may not be the most optimum use of time.
OR is the drive too good to bear this.
Yes, take Nainital route if it had been raining around Ramnagar-Corbett, specifically take Moradabad-Tanda route, the only bad thing about this route is that administration has put up many speed breakers for some godforsaken reason, it is very irritating.
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Originally Posted by jituyadav View Post How bad, bad enough to stop your journey during moderate/heavy rains
Haha! Yes. I was wondering about any damage to the under belly of the car. Retracing from this part all the way to Bazpur route will be time consuming... Oh well.

If I take this route (I want to, especially if Dilliwala recommends this as a good one!), I shall sure update the thread with the detailed road conditions.
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There was recent news in Tribune that the Center had approved six highways for upgradation and one amongst them is - Laxmanjhula-Dugadda-Nainidanda-Mohan-Ranikhet highway - I think from Mohan to Ranikhet this is the only highway, then in a few years time one can expect a much better road
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Kotdwar and Kotdwar to Lansdowne is in bad shape after the flash floods. I just reached Khirsu via Lansdowne - Pauri. Kotdwar to Lansdowne road today was like the Leh circuit, countless water crossing and not to mention landslides. Interestingly everything normal as far roads are concerned after you move towards Pauri from Lansdowne. Road condition excellent.
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