++++++++++++++++Yea Deepam. Sure.
So, I will keep going straight skip the left turn which says Ahmednagar bye-pass.
Once I reach city I shall take right which would say left for Shirdi,Malegaon, etc.
Am I right Deepam?
Are you planning to drive through the night to Indore from Pune, then I will suggest leaving Pune at 9 PM, leaving at 7PM you will be just stuck in Pune traffic for atleast an hour or two, unless you lives in Wagholi. If you are planning to stay at Nagar or Shirdi in the night then leaving at 7PM should be fine. Or better leave at 3AM in night after having good sleep of 6-7 hrs, this will save you from all the traffic between Pune and Shirdi.
As said, there is no toll for cars till you reach Malegaon, from Malegaon till Indore the toll amount is approx. 450 or so. There should be approx. 6 toll gates. All tolls are FasTag enabled but sometimes FasTag lanes takes more time than cash lanes, should not be a problem at late in night. The road till Shirdi is 4-lane but may have got rough because of rains and you will need to drive carefully, at two places between Pune and Shirdi the 4 lane road gets converted into 2 lanes suddenly. You will need 3-4 hrs to reach Malegaon from Ahmednagar, depending on traffic and road conditions(after rain).
From Shirdi till kopargaon, though the road is 4 lane but very rough and heavy traffic. After Kopargaon the road is 2 lane but good and wide enough till you reach Malegaon, but at some places overtaking is little risky. Once you reach Malegaon, you can reach Indore in 4.5 to 5 hrs, the road is very good except sudden speed breakers within Maharashtra.
+++++++++++Wow, that was a nice writeup Mohinderst.
Thanks. I live in Viman Nagar, so will be coming out on Nagar road and then start my drive. I will leave by 6-7 pm so I get to stop at Hotel Smilestone towards Nagar for dinner.
Then from there I will drive non-stop till I reach Malegaon, then maybe a tea break and again till Indore.
Good you mentioned FastTag is there as my car has FastTag, I need to recharge though...
At this time lot of buses ply between Pune and Indore, so I have to expect bus crowd as well....