Update (03-11-2010) New Volvo Service From (12-11-2010 onwards) Bangalore To Kozhikkode and vice versa. 
22.30 from Bangalore and 22.00 from Kozhikkode. 

Update: Karnataka RTC started a new volvo service to Kumali via Cumbum, Theni. 8.45 from Bangalore and 19.00 from Kumli. 

This post is just for a comparison of the inter state services of both the corporations. I focus mainly to the Bangalore bound buses. The reason behind this is that, Nowadays, the requirement of Bangalore bus is very much high. Especially from the places like Thiruvananthapuram, Ernakulam, Thrissur, Kottayam, Kozhikkode, Kannur and Kumali (Update).

If we compare Kerala RTC with Karnataka RTC regarding the Bangalore services, Without any doubt, Anybody can tell that they are doing the best. They are running the buses for the Passenger’s need, not only for the sake of profit. The best example are of their Airavat Volvo buses.

Nowadays people don’t mind paying much for better comfort and facilities. They provide Blankets, Water bottles in their Airavat buses, But what is the condition is our Garuda?

Just compare our deluxe buses with their Rajahamsa buses? I think, i don’t want to give any explanations for that.

Kerala RTC buses are good only for speed and its time punctuality. So if they improve the quality of their buses, definitely Kerala RTC can become the #1 corporation in South India.

Here is the comparison of Bangalore bound buses from Ernakulam, Thiruvananthapuram, Kottayam, Thrichur, Palakkad, Kozhikkode, Kannur. I have selected only the places which both the RTC’s having reservation facility.

Kerala RTC
15.20 Super Express Salem
20.00 Ac Bus Mysore
21.15 Ac Bus Mysore
Karnataka RTC
17.00 Rajahamsa Mysore
17.45 Rajahamsa Salem
18.00 Rajahamsa Mysore
18.29 Volvo Salem
19.31 Volvo Salem
19.56 (Spl) Volvo Salem
20.00 Volvo Salem
20.30 Volvo Salem
20.45 (TVM) Volvo Salem
Kerala RTC
15.15 Volvo Salem
Karnataka RTC
16.00 Volvo Salem
Kerala RTC
16.00 Ac Bus Salem
17.30 Super Deluxe Mysore
Karnataka RTC
18.00 Volvo Salem
17.01 Rajahamsa Salem
Kerala RTC
20.00 Ac Bus Salem
21.00 Ac Bus Salem
23.00 Super Deluxe Mysore
Karnataka RTC
18.15 Rajahamsa Salem
19.14 Rajahamsa Cbe, Mysore
19.27 (Spl) Rajahamsa Salem
20.31 Volvo Cbe, Mysore
Kerala RTC
7.00 Super Fast Bathery
7.30 Super Deluxe Bathery
8.00 Super Fast Bathery
10.00 Super Fast Bathery
12.00 Super Deluxe Bathery
13.30 Ac Bus Bathery
18.00 Super Fast Mananthavadi
19.00 Super Fast Mananthavadi
20.00 Super Fast Mananthavadi
21.30 Super Fast Mananthavadi
22.00 Super Fast Mananthavadi
Karnataka RTC
9.01 Express Bathery
21.01 Rajahamsa Mananthavadi
22.00 Rajahamsa Mananthavadi
Kerala RTC
7.30 Super Express Iritty
19.00 Super Deluxe Iritty
20.15 Super Express Iritty
21.30 Super Express Thalassery
Karnataka RTC
7.45 Express Iritty
9.30 Rajahamsa Ginikoppa
19.35 Rajahamsa Iritty
19.45 Express Iritty
20.35 Rajahamsa Virajpetta
Kerala RTC
21.00 Super Deluxe Salem
Karnataka RTC
20.19 (Spl) Meghaooth Ac Bus Salem
20.35 Rajahamsa Salem
21.30 Volvo Salem

So, by seeing the above table we can come to the conclusion that Karnataka RTC is leading for its operation in all the places except Kozhikkode.

Let’s wish best for them and hope Kerala RTC will do something immediately.

NB: All the above time schedules are fetched from the Online reservation websites of both Kerala and Karnataka RTC.