Encouraged by passenger response to its premium services, the Karnataka State Road Transport Corporation (KSRTC) has introduced its first Multi Axle Volvo named “Airavat Club Class SSL” to Cochin.

With the slogan ‘Sleep like a baby even at 100 kmph,’ the corporation is targeting business-class travellers by offering Ernakulam in just 10 hours, Mumbai in 17 hours and Hyderabad in 10 hours. Fares will be 15 to 20 per cent more than the regular Airavat services.

Time Schedule

Landmark Departure Time
Mysore Road Satellite bus station 21.30
Shanthinagar 21.45
KMF (Opposite Christ College) 21.55
Konappanna Agrahara 22.10
Electronic City 22.15
Ernakulam 7.31 (Arrival)

The bus would depart from Bangalore at 21.30 and reach Ernakualm by 07.31 next day.

The end to end fare is Rs-820 Including Reservation charges.
(Basic Fare: 753, Reservation Fee: 10, Insurance Fee:3, Bridge Fee:1, User Fee: 23, Infrastructure Fee: 10 and Service Fee: 20)

“According to Kerala RTC, Garuda Volvo is not making much profit for the corporation. The bus is fully packed only on the weekends and its running almost empty on other days. We have no plans to purchase any new Volvo buses soon”, told Mr Salim Rajan, Executive Director (M&W, KSRTC) to KSRTCBlog.com.

“Karnataka RTC are not sending the buses on all the days. Most of the time on weekdays, they cancel the bus if the patronage is very less. They have “two” Thiruvananthapuram Volvo services from Bangalore, but you cannot see all the buses coming everyday. Kerala RTC cannot do that. We have to run these buses every day”  told Mr. Gopalakrishnan, Vigilance Officer, KSRTC.

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