on Jan 20, 2014
Last month was a nightmare traveling on the Shiradi Ghats. Here is the latest news from my recent trip.

The Ghat roads are all patched up. You can drive on it, If you are traveling by bus then you can sleep peacefully.

So enjoy the ghat sections till next May, Looking at the 5 Cr Patchworks, the quality seems a very low plus + this will give up during next rainy season. Hope for the best and enjoy the ride/drive.
on Dec 27, 2013
So, Here is the next part of the Pictures. There is NO road in some parts.
You drive on whatever side you want to and whatever surface is left.

Disclaimer: ALL THE NAMES USED IN THIS POST ARE FICTIONAL, ANY RESEMBLANCE / MATCH TO ANY LIVING OR DEAD PERSON IS PURELY ACCIDENTAL...!!

More potholes
No Road Sections


Con-gress Section?
More


B-J-P Section?
J-DS Section?


Rajiv Pothole?
Indira Lorry Breaker?


More potholes?
Lalu Rubble strip


He was trying to find road
And some more road


There were some Pieces
Then there were Potholes


Rumblers
Oscar Pothole Section


He braked and Stopped
Why??


Oh!! Moily Cliff !!!
Another shot of Moily Cliff...!!


Are you bored yet? 
Still There?


Yeah Baby Yeah..!!
What? I thought this was a NH...!!


1st Gear 2nd Gear
Break


1st Gear 2nd Gear
Check the Height


Now Check back the height
Ahem


More
More


Must Be Sonia Pothole
This guy was cool as cucumber


That is what is left of the Road...!!
9:50 AM: Uppinangady 44Km


Wow...!! Amazing Shiradi Ghats
Looks Like some road


Shiradi section
More sections


OK I am Bored
9:54AM: Uppinangady 43 Km We were driving Normally.


Break, Or Break your Car
There is no wrong side, You are always on right side.


Fantastic
Whom should we name this after...?


Hmmm There was a road here
Built by some ancient Civilization 


Pranab??
Or Pranab??


Brave Guy...!!
All pics look the same isn't it?


This Looks Young, Rahul??
Or Modi??


Sibal Bombarded pothole?
Potholes...!!


Finally some hope..!!
And it was short lived.


They were trying to repair...!! Seriously?
10:21 AM : Uppinangady 38 Km


This how to Tar roads
The First Pothole filling Operation


Very modern Technology
Modern Tools

How to Drive in Shiradi Ghats and Get out Alive:
1. Don't Drive, Crawl.
2. There is NO wrong Side, The road changes sides depending on whats left of Surface.
3. Don't even think about Driving in Night.
4. Never Ever drive behind a Truck...!!
5. Let the KSRTC Red bus Overtake and Pass you.

Or

Take the Charmadi Ghat, Narrow Twisty and Slow

Or 

Take the Agumbe Ghat, Narrow section but it's Short - but 30 kms more to Bangalore.