I have written about Reliance Industries petro plans and the first time I walked into an A1 plaza on the Chennai Bangalore route, I was pleasantly surprised. Those who have travelled on Indian roads, can vouch for this. It is quite difficult to get a nice clean place complete with toilets with running water, clean ambience and decent food.
A1 plazas have all these and then some. Courteous staff, pretty tasty food (though, understandably, choice is limited), good surroundings with a lawn etc. All in all, a nice rest stop to consider - especially if you are new on a particular route - rather than walk into those shady dhabas with loud music, watery tea, rubbery rotis and vegetableless curries where the buses usually prefer to stop (for reasons of commission), A1 plazas are a good option.
Alongwith the upgradation of our highways, these are the new face of the Indian roads.
Thursday, August 24, 2006
Posted by ecophilo at 7:23 AM