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Travel made comfortable with KSRTC's 'Ambari'

Last updated: 13 November, 2009
Bangalore, Nov 13, DH News Service:

Travelling to Chennai by the Karnataka State Road Transport Corporation (KSRTC) has just got more comfortable, with the State-run undertaking on Friday launching a new sleeper luxury passenger bus, the ‘Ambari’.

 
KSRTC Vice-President Jaggesh and Transport Minister R Ashok at the launch of Ambari sleeper bus in Bangalore on Friday. DH PHOTOThis is akin to a sleeper of a passenger train and is the first sleeper service in KSRTC buses.

Flagging off the new bus at the KSRTC Central Offices here, Transport Minister R Ashok said the KSRTC has procured and inducted eight Ambari buses that have a specially designed international standard a/c. “We have placed an order for purchase of 10 sleeper buses built by Corona Bus Manufacturers, Pune. Initially, two of these buses that have been delivered to us will be introduced on the Bangalore-Chennai route. Based on demand, this service will be offered to other routes in the future,” the minister said.

Specially trained drivers

Ashok further said the Corporation has specially trained its drivers at the Corona centre. This bus will exit Bangalore at 10.30 pm daily and proceed via Hosur, Krishnagiri and Vellore before reaching Chennai at 6.15 am the next day. The same bus will then leave Chennai at 10.50 pm and reach Bangalore at 6.15 am the next morning. Fare for the new service is Rs 590.

Later addressing reporters, Ashok added that Union Minister for Urban Development Jaipal Reddy will arrive in the City on Saturday, to flag off the new buses of Bangalore Metropolitan Transport Corporation (BMTC), procured under the JNNURM scheme. “The State-run transport undertakings have earned praise from the Centre, for their functioning and profitability,” Ashok said.

The minister also said that a new ‘bus information electronic display system’ has been introduced at the Mysore bus station, under a World Bank scheme. This will provide the arrival and departure schedules to passengers and has been installed at a cost of Rs 22 crore. The KSRTC has also begun to renovate old bus stations at Hospet and Hungund.


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