Delhi to Pragpur: 425km. Driving time: Approximately 9 hours. Trip set point: IOCL fuel station, Vir Service Station at Majnu-ka-Tilla in Delhi. 1.0 Traffic signal. Right goes to Wazirabad. 4.7 Traffic signal. 6.2 Traffic signal. 7.8 Traffic signal. 8.6 Karnal turn-off. Keep left. 8.8 Fork. Take the left down. 9.2 Traffic signal. Make a U-turn. You are on the NH1 heading towards Karnal. 23.3. A choice of petrol pumps situated shoulder to shoulder. 43.2 Line of dhabas. 45.1 Barista outlet. 46.5 BPCL pump with Café Coffee Day. 79.6 Panipat turn-off on left. Continue straight on bypass. 88.4 Toll — Rs 20. 114.0 Expect heavy traffic through Karnal. 139.3 Karnal toll plaza. Toll — Rs 78. 191.6 Left goes to Ambala. Continue straight on flyover. 196.6 Fork. Left goes to Chandigarh. Take the right going to Amritsar. 205.3 Shambhu toll plaza. Toll — Rs 47. 263.9 Take a right at signal in Khanna, 264.3 Flyover. 278.9 Small roundabout. Take the second exit to continue straight. 297.3 Bridge over the river Sutlej. 306.0 Take a right at Rahori. 313.7 Continue straight at Chowk. 314.3 Turn right. 314.9 Nawanshahr bus terminal. 324.3 Take left at T-junction. 324.4 Railway crossing. 324.5 Take right at T-junction. 360.0 Toll — Rs 40. 363.1 Hoshiarpur city limit begins. You could take the Hoshiarpur bypass but an enthusiastic traffic policeman directed us through this “short-cut”. Don’t take this road if it’s raining since it crosses a dry river bed. 364.8 Take a right at fork. 366.7 Intersection. Go straight. You can see a bad patch ahead on a dry river bed. 387.0 Tarmac village road. 369.6 T-junction and you are back on the main road. Turn right. 374.5 Hill ascent starts. 383.5 Punjab boundary ends. 388.0 Gagret tax barrier, Rs 30. Welcome to Himachal Pradesh. 395.9 At Mubarakpur turn right for Amb. Signboard points to Una. 397.3 Cross bridge. 400.1 Turn left. 417.8 Petrol pump on the left. 418.0 Take left. Straight goes to Shimla. 419.7 Road trifurcates. Take extreme left. 424.7 Sharp U-turn on your right is the gate to Judge’s Court.
Issue: 166 | June 2013
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