Experience flight-like safety in Airavata

Experience flight-like safety in Airavata

First batch of ten buses handed over to KSRTC

Experience flight-like safety in Airavata

 On Wednesday, KSRTC became the first state transport corporation in the country to launch buses having ‘flight-like’ safety features which promise maximum safety and comfort for passengers onboard and automatic gearbox for the driver to concentrate on driving.

Ten of these buses manufactured by Scania were inducted into the Karnataka State Road Transport Corporation’s (KSRTC) fleet under the name ‘Airavata  Diamond Class Buses’, after they were launched by Chief Minister Siddaramaiah.

Though the KSRTC has placed an order for 35 of these buses, as of now, the first batch of 10 has been handed over to the corporation.

The KSRTC has decided to ply these buses on five routes from Bengaluru – Tirupati, Nellore, Ernakulam, Chennai, Hyderabad/ Secunderabad. For Chennai, Tirupati and Hyderbad/ Secunderabad, both day-and-night services are be available; Nellore and Ernakulam will have only night services.

Airavat Diamond Class bus is priced at Rs 91.10 lakh, whereas other multi-axle buses are priced at Rs 95.47 lakh. The buses have already completed a trial run of six months.


 Flight-like black boxes, six emergency exits and 12 hammers
All the windows are safe-breakable; front, rear-side, roof hatches can be used as emergency exits as well
Rear rescue door on the non-road facing side for emergency
Fire-retardant material in all critical places
Automatic fire detection and suppression systems, with onboard fire extinguishers
Anti-lock disc brakes for instant response and maximum control; electronic braking system
High-definition IP camera with night vision for recording inside the bus for safety and security of the passengers (60 days recording facility)
Flight-like safety video to educate passengers at times of emergency and safety information brochure with every seat
Speed-limit compliant as per the State government regulations
Forty-eight comfortable reclining seats.

Fares same as club class

The fares of Diamond Airavat are same as that of club class Airavata of the KSRTC; starts from Rs 550 for Tirupati and goes up to Rs 1,100 for Ernakulam, depending on the distance.

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