Delhi to Kolkata road conditions - update?

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Delhi to Kolkata road conditions - update?

Post by priyanka.kale » Wed Oct 04, 2017 4:43 pm


I am might be on this stretch sometime soon when I am going from Delhi to Kolkata. Please update on the road conditions on this stretch. Have any petrol pumps opened up on the Agra - Lucknow stretch as yet?


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Re: Delhi to Kolkata road conditions - update?

Post by yayawar » Wed Oct 04, 2017 5:45 pm

Here's the road conditions:

Delhi to Agra - YEH (Yamuna Express Highway) - excellent roads. Make sure that you don't over-speed and the tyre pressure is optimum. There have been many accidents due to tyre burst because of high air pressure and over-speeding as it results in air inflation and resulting in burst tyres.

From the exit point of YEH, just take the NH2 directly to Kolkata. You don't need to take the Agra-Lucknow expressway as otherwise you'll have to either come back to Kanpur or take NH28, which would be longer. As of now, there is no fuel bunk on the Agra-Lucknow stretch.

Agra to Kanpur - Road conditions are good, except for some diversions put around construction works near Etawah.

Kanpur to Varanasi - Good roads. Expect some traffic near Mirzapur exits. There would be ruts on road near Varanasi and be careful about the traffic coming head-on on the wrong side of the road.

Varanasi to Raniganj (WB border) - Some very good roads passing through Bihar and Jharkhand. Raniganj is infamous for long queues at the border. Avoid peak hours. Some bad roads around Raniganj.

Raniganj to Kolkata - Good to average roads. Be aware of vehicular traffic as you enter Hoogly.

Do let everyone here know the updated road conditions when you complete your trip. :)

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