Delhi to Jammu on the week of 26 Jan

Friends

I am planning a road trip to Jammu from Noida on the weekend of 26th Jan. I was interested if someone could tell me
1) the road condition
2) Safety and all , especially around border areas like Pathankot
3) Police harrassment on outside number
4) Tolls charges on the way.

I would be travelling with my wife in a swift and plan to leave early morning of Sat and return on 26th Jan
 

adsatinder

explorer
1) the road condition
Good.
NH1
NH1A

2) Safety and all , especially around border areas like Pathankot

All is good.

3) Police harrassment on outside number

If you fell in trap.
They are after some money only.
500 is enough.
Keep papers complete.
Even at out skirts of Katra, Traffic Police was cutting challan of Rs.100 of every car/jeep pvt or commercial,
to show his sincereness and target to complete.
After Expressway, it was bad road patch. Here Traffic Police staff was deployed to stop cars mostly.
You can't do much here.
Just shell out.

4) Tolls charges on the way.

600 + for one side
(600-850) can't remember now.
Minimum toll is Rs. 70 at most smaller tolls. Main are Panipatm Karnal, Ludhiana, Lakhanpur above 100.
 
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adsatinder

explorer
This is my first Road trip on this route. Have you gone earlier mate?
I have gone 3 times till Jammu and ahead.
And till Pathankot and other side once.
Route is best for day or night driving.
I prefer night driving as it is easily covered in 12 hours and my friend drives perfectly in incoming traffic lights at without bush divider.
 
I have gone 3 times till Jammu and ahead.
And till Pathankot and other side once.
Route is best for day or night driving.
I prefer night driving as it is easily covered in 12 hours and my friend drives perfectly in incoming traffic lights at without bush divider.
Ok I am being a bit too demanding but will the weekend of 26 Jan be any special on account of security concerns , winter foggy weather ? Heard that Punjab is very badly affected by fogs
 

adsatinder

explorer
Ok I am being a bit too demanding but will the weekend of 26 Jan be any special on account of security concerns , winter foggy weather ? Heard that Punjab is very badly affected by fogs
These days fog is there.
Start driving in early morning from your place.
You will take 1-2 hours to cross Delhi Border.
You can encounter fog at places near Ambala it may be dense in day too.
But traffic moves on.

Fog is near Byas and rivers on Jalandhar - Pathankot Road also.
But during daytime it is OK.

For 26 January security will be tight.
No doubt.
You have to go till Jammu only.
People going to Katra on Car will also be there on roads at that time.

All Ladakh goers from Srinagar side to Leh,
go via Pathankot only !

Just go on as there will be many people going there like you !
 
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