Luxury on wheels

Class Comfort

With comfortable leather reclining seats with electronically operated calf support, these buses promise much more than just comfort.

Prabhu Ramachandran, director of Blue Hill group said, “We believe there is a major need for luxury while travelling to the main cities of the country. One cannot always depend on flights, so we thought of bringing the business class to the bus itself.”

By remodelling the Volvo, automobile designer Dilip Chhabria said, he wanted to change the way people travel on the roads. Giving importance to comfort, convenience, space and entertainment, Luxuria, he said, was a dream bus to travel on. “I had to keep in mind the target audience, being the upwardly mobile population. And also bring in all those facilities one would get on a flight when you travel business class,” he adds.

The 21-seater bus, currently plying from Bangalore to Chennai, includes entertainment with individual screen for each seat, which will screen movies and music on demand plus live satellite television. For all those who like to work while on the move, the bus is Wi-Fi enabled. An interesting feature about Luxuria is that one would not have to step down from the bus during the journey. Not only is food served on board but the bus also has an in-built toilet, refrigerator and a microwave. And keeping up with the hospitality, the staff will also provide the passengers with an extra pillow or blanket if needed.

“Currently, we have four buses plying from Bangalore to Chennai and soon, we hope to operate to other destinations like Tirupati, Hyderabad, using Bangalore as the hub,” adds Prabhu. The service will have two buses that will leave the City at 5 am and 7 am and two buses leaving at 10 pm and 11 pm, from Whitefield and travel via HSR Layout.

The first three services will culminate at Hotel Sabari Classic on OMR Road at Sholinganallur in Chennai and the last service, leaving from Bangalore, will culminate at Hotel Radha Regent, Koyembau, Chennai. The tickets for a one-way journey is priced at Rs 1,800 and can be booked online at or by calling 914040327000.

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