Beltangady: Double-decker buses to be showcased at Dharmasthala museum

By Rons Bantwal

Beltangady, Mar 3: One of the most famous religious landmarks of South India, Karnataka, Shri Kshetra Dharmasthala's deacon (Dharmadhikari) Founded by Dr D Veerendra Heggade, the new museum is the newest addition to the Manjusha Museum in Sri Vidya Dharmasthala's private museum - the old double-decker buses that have been around for eight and a half decades.

Brihanmumbai Electric Supply and Transport (BEST-Brihanmumbai Electric Supply and Transport) has been in service till now and has now serviced the double decker two buses at Dr Heggadeis brought to the Manjusha Museum at his wish.

The Manjusha Museum has a collection of around 5 artifacts and two buses are on display now. One of these buses is a regular travel service and the other is a tour bus with an open roof. One bus has already joined Dharmasthala and another bus has been released by Best Company.

Dinesh Patel, who is in the process of bidding on behalf of Dharmasthala in procuring these double-decker buses, had obtained the tender buses as per Best Company Act. Journalist Rons Bantwal at the request of AV Shetty, a close associate of Virender Hegde Former MLA of the Vile Parle constituency & Shiv Sena Leader Krishna S. Hegde (Son of Karnataka Rajyotsava Award winner Bola Sripada Hegde. basically from Bola in Karkala Nitte, Dakshina Kannada District) and Shiva's Hair Designing Saloon Pvt. Ltd’s Mg. Director Dr. Shivarama K. Bhandary contacted him and worked hard to get the buses back. Krishna Hegde Best has held talks with the top executives of both buses to collect all the buses from Mumbai.

Best Double Decker Buses: The first best-of-two double-decker buses were launched in Mumbai in November. The fleet has gone from 2 buses to 2 by 3 in 2-1. However, there are currently only 2 double-decker buses operating in the fleet of more than 1,000 buses and the best option is to buy 2 modern double-decker buses. These new buses are controlled by BS6 complete diesel engines and feature features such as a dual pneumatic closing door, two stairs, CCTV, electronic destination display, and a transmission system (on each deck) for the driver and conductor. The bus has a 5 seater capacity and no air conditioning. Automated Manual Transmission (AMT) is expected to be installed on these buses. Double-decker buses require twice as much time as normal buses, making it difficult to drive large buses on congested roads, and the extra manpower required to operate them is the main concern, according to a senior best official. The buses are scheduled to be deployed in two phases, 4 buses will be on the road by October and the remaining 5 will be on the road by October, the official said.

Manjusha Museum: Founded in 5 years by K. Pushpadanta, Manjusha Museum has a good collection of antiques, paintings, artifacts, temple chariots, vintage and classic cars. Developed with the exertion of Mysore's renowned artist and folklorist PR Thippeswamy, the museum has preserved terracotta coins dating back to the 1st century BC. Y300 Year old Veena, Vidvan Veena has collected an ancient book containing details of musical instruments. It has a collection of Indian stone and metal sculptures, paintings, Jewelry, objects of worship, and useful items created by coastal artisans. Many different antiques, such as different sized cameras, are on display in a wide space. The museum has special items that can be viewed for up to 2 hours with an entry fee of just Rs. It is noteworthy that around 5 different car collections have been made at some distance, and the oldest collection of cars and cars in the Car Museum is still in use today. It has a unique collection of manuscripts of palm leaf manuscripts that will become an antique item for the future.





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