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Old 24th July 2007, 18:19   #16
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Sankar. First prize for this picture!



Half a crore rupees worth of an entrepreneur's investment is half-submerged in rain water.
The ingenious crew has strung a pair of nylon ropes to guide people out of the vehicle.
The rain is beating off the roof severely, the droplets refracting the blue color of the roof into a blue haze.
And the unfazed green palms of India's south west coast gaze serenely at the exploits of yet another monsoon, its raindrops frenetically ricocheting off a spontaneously formed lake of chocolate.

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Old 24th July 2007, 18:24   #17
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Sankar. First prize for this picture!
I didn't take the picture Ram, i got it in a email forward. I wonder on which route this incident happened.
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Old 24th July 2007, 19:18   #18
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It looks like north Kerala somewhere near Calicut i guess.
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Old 24th July 2007, 19:26   #19
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The Calcutta volvo and the Kesineni volvo have different headlight treatment, is that an indicator of a big change. The flood pic looks like the bus is stuck (not moving)
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It indeed is stuck, which is confirmed by the ropes that are their to guide the passengers out.
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1100d : lil cosmetic changes have been happenin with the design of the volvo. the sharma volvo pic posted by me seems to the latest crd one

b/w, super pic! The owner must have spent quite a fortune to get the engine reworked... n what abt the 'wet' luggage of the passengers?
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The place is Koduvalli in Kozhikode, Kerala. The story, I am told is that the bus attempted to move in Tyre high water, but was not aware that a flash flood was just around the corner.
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Old 25th July 2007, 22:11   #23
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1100d : lil cosmetic changes have been happenin with the design of the volvo. the sharma volvo pic posted by me seems to the latest crd one

b/w, super pic! The owner must have spent quite a fortune to get the engine reworked... n what abt the 'wet' luggage of the passengers?
So the CRDE ones have the headlight lower-line rising up (as in Sharma Volvo), as against the straight lower line of the others.
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1100d: i think so..

the msrtc shivneri volvos seem to be badly maintained..

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the Air intake for the B7R is WAY above where the water is - so if the driver was smart enough to turn off the engine - then guess there is some way that the engine would not have got ruined.
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Since this is the B7R thread, thought of posting this here. Earlier the BMTC Volvos which run around Bangalore used to have these meek horns, which were more car-like. This afternoon spotted one from the 335E route which blared an air-horn at a truck. Do they come with 2 horns, or have they switched horns now?
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They do have 2 horns.
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1100d: i think so..

the msrtc shivneri volvos seem to be badly maintained..

Bunny, these are the very first generation Volvos bought by MSRTC which had undergone a full body change a couple of years ago (you'll notice that these buses have round headlamps instead of the rectangular ones). If you have a doubt about MSRTC's maintenance, find similar aged buses of other operators and you'll understand the difference.
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(you'll notice that these buses have round headlamps instead of the rectangular ones).
Volvo's, I think, always had round headlamps.
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Volvo's, I think, always had round headlamps.
They come with both round and square types...
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