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Old 28th May 2012, 07:45   #1741
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Does anybody here know if any volvo buses ply between pune/Mumbai to Jaipur?
No direct buses running in this route as per info available.

However there are a few operators doing Mumbai - Nathdwara (after Udaipur), out of which, Neeta travels have two that originate from Pune.

This place is around 350 kms away from Jaipur and you might have to rely on State Govt. run buses from thereon in case you want to finish this leg off immediately.

Or in case you want to split your journey, the other options are Mum-Ahmdbd and Ahmdbd- Jaipur or Mum-Udaipur and then Udai-Jai. IMHO, it is not worth the effort.

@ All experts : While searching this route on Redbus, I came across a bus, Krishna Ashok Travels (Mumbai) running between Mum and Udaipur, which boasts of an onboard washroom facility. Anybody heard of this.
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Does anybody here know if any volvo buses ply between pune/Mumbai to Jaipur?
RTDC has started a direct Volvo bus service between Bombay & Jaipur. It leaves in the evening from Bombay and reaches next evening.

http://daily.bhaskar.com/article/RAJ...c-2618475.html
News report on its commencement.

Surprisingly, there is no e-booking for this bus on RSRTC web-site

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Leyland Luxuria Spotted:
Saw the new leyland luxuria sleeper coach.The bus is a brand new one and is doing BLR-CHN route. It is owned by NAS Neelu and operated by Shama Sardar.Couldnt click the pic as it didn't stop in Madiwala.Body is built by Azad.
What news on the Luxuria? Has it been re-launched? Any reviews whether it will be a Volvo-beater?
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Saw SRM i-Shift bus parked inside Madiwala petrol bunk today morning. It was a KA01 AB XXXX registered bus. Is it running on Trivandrum-Bangalore route?
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Does anybody here know if any volvo buses ply between pune/Mumbai to Jaipur?
From Pune both Neeta and MSRTC have Volvos to Udaipur.

Checked Neeta website and they now have a Bangalore Aurangabad Volvo Multi Axle as well via Pune. Journey Time 19 hours

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Saw SRM i-Shift bus parked inside Madiwala petrol bunk today morning. It was a KA01 AB XXXX registered bus. Is it running on Trivandrum-Bangalore route?
U mean this is the 9400px that has been much talked about in this forum. I haven't seen any pics of the i-shift as yet. The Volvo site has a video link I-Shift - I-Shift : Volvo Buses , but does not work :(
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U mean this is the 9400px that has been much talked about in this forum. I haven't seen any pics of the i-shift as yet. The Volvo site has a video link I-Shift - I-Shift : Volvo Buses , but does not work :(
I don't know in detail but "i shift intelligent" (IIRC) is written on right side of this bus.

Heard of an accident about Bangalore-Pathanamthitta bus near Kottayam yesterday. Any info?
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U mean this is the 9400px that has been much talked about in this forum. I haven't seen any pics of the i-shift as yet. The Volvo site has a video link I-Shift - I-Shift : Volvo Buses , but does not work :(
It is not the 9400PX. 9400PX is a totally different product, that comes with a 11-liter engine, and 14.5M overall length. This one is the regular 9400XL (B9R) with iShift instead of the conventional manual shift.

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I don't know in detail but "i shift intelligent" (IIRC) is written on right side of this bus.
SRM operates it in TVM-Alappuzha-Bangalore route. I had taken a couple of pics of the bus before it was registered:
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I had taken a couple of pics of the bus before it was registered:
What are the gear levels mentioned ? Is it P N A M or R N A M. And while I guess P or N could refer to Park or Reverse, what does A and M correspond to ?
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What are the gear levels mentioned ? Is it P N A M or R N A M. And while I guess P or N could refer to Park or Reverse, what does A and M correspond to ?
Automatic mode and Manual shifting mode?
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I had spotted a iShift Automatic Volvo bus last evening at Madiwala. It didnt belong to SRM travels.
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What are the gear levels mentioned ? Is it P N A M or R N A M. And while I guess P or N could refer to Park or Reverse, what does A and M correspond to ?
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Automatic mode and Manual shifting mode?
R= Reverse
N=Neutral
A=Automatic
M=Manual

E=Economy
P= Performance

IIRC, remember reading about Volvo trucks which have a one step further P+ which means extra performance.E is usually engaged when driving constant speeds over large intervals of time and the P is engaged during ghat climbs/hilly terrain drives.The + and - buttons are used to override the Ishift ops and is used to suddenly reduce or increase the rpm
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I think I-Shift can fill the fuel efficiency gap between Volvo and Merc to some extent.

Let us see how many operators prefer to run on P mode
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M=Manual
But I don't see a gear stick for this mode. Or does it have the pedal shift like F1?
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But I don't see a gear stick for this mode. Or does it have the pedal shift like F1?
I guess it comes with a pedal shift as there are no clutch pedals on this.
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