Kerala State Road Transport Corporation will soon introduce a couple of brand new Express buses to the fleets. These buses will replace almost all the interstate and long distance Super Express schedules.
According to KSRTC, Running Super Express buses gives good profit compared to Deluxe buses. In view of the increase in the occupancy ratio and earnings additional revenue, KSRTC is going to introduce 50 more express buses soon. The buses will be introduced on long distance routes where the passenger demand was heavy and heard that they might replace all the express buses which is running to other state with these buses.
New set of bus which is under construction at central workshop
These buses will be of TATA’s 12 M Chassis. New Express Buses are under construction at KSRTC’s Central Workshop – Thiruvananthapuram. All the buses which contains single front entry door pneumatic swing in type and seats are also with 10 degree slant which gives more comfort to the passengers. According to the reports, these buses will contains 55 Seats. Doors are opening inside the bus and which can be control by driver itself.
When contacted, the ME of Central workshop informed us that they have not given any name for these buses and the news which appeared in Malayala Manorama had some wrong informations. (Malayala Manorama reported that, KSRTC has given a temporary name for these buses as “Air Express Bus”).
“Recently, we had introduced few express buses with 2×2 seating layout and those buses are running in TVM-CBE, EKM-CBE routes. Manufacturing cost was more because of the expensive luxurious seats. The new set of buses will be having 2×3 seating layout with air suspension at the rear”, he added.
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