From Our Special Correspondent
Daijiworld Media Network
Bangalore, Sept 29: Sleep like a baby experience is what the Karnataka State Road Transport Corporation (KSRTC) is now offering with the addition of two more Airavat Club Class Mercedes Benz buses and also additions to Karnataka Vaibhav fleet on Thursday.
Karnataka’s Transport and Home Minister R Ashok, who launched the buses from Vidhana Soudha, said the renowned Mercedes Benz multi-axle buses would start operating between Bangalore and Hyderabad (Rs. 900), Bangalore and Vijayawada (Rs. 950) and Bangalore and Ernakulum (Rs. 850) from October 1.
Six Mercedes Benz buses would operate between Bangalore and Hyderabad, Vijayawada, Ernakulum to start with.
The KSRTC plans to buy a total of 40 buses would be purchased by year end and provide the best in luxury and comfort to its customers, the minister said.
KSRTC has plans introduce Mercedes Benz buses to Chennai, Madurai, Coimbatore, Tirupati, Nellore, Panaji, Secunderabad, and Mumbai routes.
Drivers would be given special training at Mercedes Benz plant at Pune.
However, for the benefit of common people, KSRTC introduced Karnataka Vaibhav buses for the benefit of common passengers and buses, which would start operations from next month.
Initially, the buses would operate from Bangalore to Tirupati (Rs. 190 day service), Tirupati to Bangalore (Rs. 210 night service), Bangalore to Vellore (Rs. 160) and Vellore to Bangalore (Rs. 180 night service), Bangalore to Kanchipuram (Rs. 180 day service) and Kanchipuram to Bangalore (Rs. 200 night service),
Buses would also ply on the pilgrim routes of Bangalore to Dharmasthala (Rs. 250 day service) and Dharmasthala to Bangalore (Rs. 270 night service), Bangalore to Kukke Subramanya (Rs. 250 day service) and Kukke Subramanya to Bangalore (Rs. 270).
Fourteen buses would operate from Bangalore to various cities from October 1 and the fleet strength of these special buses would be increased to 50 by December, the minister added.