09 October 2010 at 16:14
Darjeeling More (NH2)-Siuri-Rampurhat-Morgram NH34) road being widened, messy
Road after Malda, around Raiganj, is terrible as usual
From Siliguri onwards NH31 via Myanaguri, Drupuguri till Falakata is totally broken
Info from Tirthankar Basu, who is on his way from Calcutta to Guwahati
Bad roads all over, after a small respite around Cooch Behar, roads in Assam are also bad. Average speeds 40 kmph. All over, Durga Puja "collections" being made. Traffic jams at the WB-AS border Boxirhat. Strange young men in mobikes accosting motorists
Keep your small notes ready and keep tipping every one who asks, that is the way in North East highways
If you plan to take the Siuri route, then NH6 (coming from Bombay/Madras/Hyderabad/Bangalore) merges into the NH2 at Dankuni and you get onto the Durgapur expressway
Or of you want to go onto NH34 via Barasat & Behrampur, you can turn right at Dankuni and take the Belgharia Expressway which cuts through the city and takes you direct to Dum Dum and Barasat
http://maps.mapmyindia.com/?t=2&from=JaypurBil,West Bengal&to=Sultanpur,North Dum Dum,Kolkata,West Bengal
12 September 2010 at 08:13
Malda has the most hotels, both inside the city as well as on the outskirts on the highway
Dalkola also has a motel on the highway
yes Malda is the best option , then Roygunj and Dalkhola.
by the way north bengal roads are terrible now, in protest
private buses are off the road for last 12 days.
Does Raiganj have any good hotels? Can you recommend any?
The condition of the N Bengal roads is bad news, they used to be so good. Does it mean that from Morgram to Siliguri, one can expect bad roads?
Well Raigunj has ,
1. Tourist Lodge Run by West Bengal Torism Dept.
Ample Parking space , right on NH 34.
2. Stella Resort - 1 km Northerly from Tourist
lodge . on NH 34.
3. Third one - Can't remember , a Bar-cum-restourant-cum hotel . on NH 34 before Tourist Lodge.
Road upwards from Bagdogra more till north side upto sevak and towards Jalpaiguri are in Bad shape.
Till yesterday local buses / transports refused to run on this road.
http://news.rediff.com/report/2010/aug/29/assam-militants-abduct-2-railway-drivers.htm ..and this area was not originally unsafe, being on the Arunachal border
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24 August 2010 at 13:58
22 August 2010 at 23:33
This is NH152
Hill station, narrow roads, no space for car parking. They have built car parking lots around teh city where you can park cars, but it is very difficult to find parking next to your hotel since most of them do not have compounds
Therefore, if you are advance-booking your rooms, bargain with the hotel guy for parking next to his hotel, or ask him to pay for the parking charges if you have to park it in a parking lot. And check out how far away is the car parking lot.