Mangalore-Manipal Volvo bus service begins

Mangalore-Manipal Volvo bus service begins

Palemar assures to extend Volvo service to Kasargod soon

Mangalore-Manipal Volvo bus service begins

 District-in-Charge Minister J Krishna Palemar flagging off the airconditioned KSRTC Volvo buses on Mangalore - Udupi - Manipal route at the State Bank private bus stand in Mangalore on Saturday. KPN
He was speaking to reporters after flagging off two KSRTC airconditioned lowfloor Volvo buses on Mangalore - Udupi - Manipal route at the State Bank private bus stand here on Saturday. Palemar said that the paper works to obtain 12 permits for Volvo buses on Mangalore - Kasargod and Manipal - Mangalore - Kasargod routes are being processed through the State Transport Authority. Once the permits are granted, the KSRTC will introduce Volvo buses on the routes, he added.

The Volvo buses introduced on Mangalore - Manipal route are not only comfortable but also eco-friendly. The bus service will be a blessing as well as an alternative for those who own vehicles that they can travel comfortably in the Volvo bus instead of driving tediously on Mangalore - Manipal route, Palemar said.

Volvo buses on Mangalore - Manipal route was introduced for the convenience of the passengers of middle class, he said adding that with the introduction of the Volvo buses, the long pending demand of the people of undivided Dakshina Kannada has been fulfiled, he added.

M’lore - Manipal at Rs 60

A comfortable journey in KSRTC airconditioned Volvo bus between Mangalore and Manipal will cost only Rs 60. Meanwhile, the fare for journey between Mangalore and Udupi is Rs 55. Other stages on Mangalore - Manipal route include Padubidri (Rs 40), Mulky (Rs 35) and Surathkal (Rs 20).

On Manipal - Mangalore route, the stages are Manipal (Rs 10), Padubidri (Rs 30), Mulky (Rs 40) and Surathkal (Rs 50). A total of six Volvo buses will ply on the route and there will be bus service at every one hour from both sides from 7.30 am to 6.30 pm.

Mangalore City Corporation Mayor Rajani Dugganna, Deputy Commissioner V Ponnuraj and KSRTC Senior Divisional Controller P B Karumbaiah were present.
Acharya flags off in Udupi

“I had dreamt of airconditioned Volvo buses in the district 14 years ago. In fact, I had proposed it in the Assembly too. After so many years, it has been realised,” said District-in-Charge Minister Dr V S Acharya.  Speaking after flagging of Volvo bus service between Manipal-Udupi-Mangalore, at Manipal, he said with the plying of the buses, the long pending demands of the people of the region have been fulfiled. The buses will run every hour to Mangalore. He called upon the authorities to protect the interests of the passengers. It will be good if private buses provide more facilities to the passengers looking at the Volvo service, he added.

MP D V Sadananda Gowda, MLAs Raghupathy Bhat, Lalaji Mendon, RTO H N Ramesh and others were present.