HYDERABAD: As the Center slashes gasoline and diesel prices, travel enthusiasts are back with exciting travel plans. Several groups from the city flew to different destinations across the country by bike or car over the past weekend.
“We had an elaborate road trip planned for this summer and were seriously considering using our friend’s EV (electric vehicle) car to save fuel, even though we are bike lovers,” said Avijit Sharma, 21, a resident of Kowkur.
Thanks to the sudden decision to reduce fuel prices, the trip became quite affordable and we were able to start the trip on Monday. We are traveling all the way south to Rameshwaram and will return home after two weeks,” he said. Aviijit is on tour with three of his friends.
Meanwhile, Anup Kumar, Nishith Kapoor and Nayaab Sharma took off to Ladakh from Hyderabad on three bikes.
“We usually tour neighboring states, but we had planned the ‘Ladakh trip’ this year. The fuel hike dampened our spirits, but the decision to lower the rate, even marginally, was a sigh of relief. We thought it might get worse if we postponed further and left. The trip should now be done with some relief,” said Anup Kumar.
However, Rohan Gupta, a big off-road enthusiast, as he calls himself, says that for road trips, it’s still not cut enough. “Car journeys involve toll charges, extra fuel and it all adds up a lot in the end. Cycling trip during summer, especially in South India, can lead to serious health issues. health, starting with sunburn, dehydration, physical exertion, etc. I don’t think it would be foolishly optimistic of me to wait for more cuts and take my car for a nice drive to Chirala or Gokarna,” he said.