India’s longest bus to run between Bangalore and Mysore
By neeraj On 12 Sep, 2012 At 01:17 PM | Categorized As Getting Around, India | With 0 Comments

The country’s longest bus is now at your doorstep, folks. Or maybe just for the folks in Bangalore and Mysore, if you insist we be accurate.

On Tuesday, the Deputy Chief Minister and Transport Minister of Karnataka, R Ashoka, launched the trial run of the longest passenger bus in the country, which shall initially run between Bangalore and Mysore. There are plans to extend the service from Bangalore to Chennai based on the feedback generated.

The bus has a passenger capacity of 110. 14.5 metres long, the Volvo Bus will be equipped with a pantry and a toilet. Akash Passey, Chairman of board of Volvo Buses (India), said the new bus was “a global introduction from India, and has been developed keeping in mind the evolving customer, passenger and driver needs in India”.

The 41-seater has in-built television sets fitted in the back of each seat. Mobile chargers have been attached to each row.

Some of the other features in place are a hatrack, wash basin, coffee maker and refrigerator. These luxuries come as an addition to a steerable rear tag-axle for better maneuverability, enhanced stability and larger luggage space.
The fare between Bangalore and Mysore would be Rs 300.

“We want to take passenger comfort to a new level while travelling in KSRTC buses,” Ashoka added. Well, it does seem like that, sir!


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