27 May 2010

Octroi Naka, Sion-Panvel Highway

Rolled Steel Rolling.

Less than a decade ago, the rolled steel from the Ispat factory in Raigad used to be transported by trucks to the Mumbai Port to be shipped around the world.

And now, the traffic seems to go the other way and has more than tripled. Hundreds of large trucks with rolled steel, many of them with the POSCO branding from Korea goes from the Port to the POSCO factory in Pune where they are cut for use in making cars, white goods and other things to feed the appetite of the Indian middle class.

If you take this route late in the evening or at night, you can see hundreds of these trucks thundering over the creek and towards the ghat. Bad traffic for us, good collection for BMC.

One more roll, rolling uphill to Pune.

Onwards uphill at Khopoli on the Pune Expressway.

Made in India. Hot from the factory near Pen on NH17 (Goa Highway) en route to Mumbai or JNPT Port. This roll is headed in a different direction from the ones shown above.


Paresh Palicha said...

The picture is as brooding as your words.

magiceye said...


Anonymous said...

brooding, yeah.. I wish it was a series of pictures.
~w.s. :-)

SloganMurugan said...

Yes. It was a gloomy morning.

Will try to click more soon.

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