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Old 21st March 2017, 18:42   #3766
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Hello.

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2. Now, suppose, the BUS TURNS SIDEWAYS.

THE EXITS ON EITHER side, WHICH IS UP; will not help. Right. Actually, you will be out quickly, only by the VENTILATORS. TRY CRAWLING THROUGH THEM, FULLY JOLTED, HALF BLIND BY SMOKE, GROGGY. CANT EVEN IMAGINE THE VISUALS.

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All factory built coaches have escape hatches on the roof. I have seen it in the new buses plying in Delhi. They also have designated windows that can be opened in an emergency. It is high time the same is introduced in the locally built buses, esp. the ones with fixed glass panes.
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Soon after we crossed Hosur, heard a slight bang sound, the driver braked hard, there was severe burning smell of rubber all over and bus came to a sudden halt. Someone has crossed the road without looking for on coming vehicle and our bus had hit him. Ambulance came within 10 minutes and took him to hospital. Driver informed that he cannot continue the journey as he should report to police station.
That's sad that someone got hit. Appreciate the driver at least for stopping and saying that he has to report to police.
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Old 24th March 2017, 06:02   #3768
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Traveled in the Asian Xpress 10PM service (introduced recently in addition to the 11PM one) from Bangalore to Chennai last night.

It seems like they have a return from Velachery at 4:15AM the next morning. Hence they had to rush to get there as soon as possible in addition to filling up of diesel in Chennai.

It was driven rashly. A lot of late swerves into gaps between two vehicles, a lot of horn honking etc. The was precisely the reason I avoided the 10PM Hebron service. It seems any other operator is no different. If they have to maintain the schedule, this is how they have to operate. This guy actually overtook Hebron after SriPerumbudur

I think I will stick to the 11PM service. The roads are less crowded at that point and they are able to drive sanely while being able to stick to the schedule.

Started at 10PM from Madiwala and reached CMBT at 3:30 AM. Was dropped at Tidel Park at 3:45 AM. The driver was talking about asking them to increase the speed lock to 120 instead of the current 100 kmph to be able to cover distance faster. The owner was complaining of more diesel being consumed in this run.

Somebody ought to tell them, they are trying to outwit physics and it is not possible
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TVs need to be booked seperately. Operators levy a seperate charge for carrying the TV. It is generally around the price of an adult ticket. You need to carry the original bill along with it, and the passenger should also travel in the same bus. I am not sure if they will carry TVs in Sleepers - generally they are kept in luggage holds of Volvo/Scania buses.
Thanks for the update. Talked with the KPN customer service, they were not able to give exact information and kept on forwarding call to some other in their office. Didn't want to risk, so carried in car finally.
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Require suggestions for A/C sleeper services between Chennai and Cooimbatore. Too many newer options and I am not aware of the quality of these services.

Names like Swamy Ayappa, SPG, KRC and the likes. Pretty confused.

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Require suggestions for A/C sleeper services between Chennai and Cooimbatore. Too many newer options and I am not aware of the quality of these services.

Names like Swamy Ayappa, SPG, KRC and the likes. Pretty confused.

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I am assuming you are talking about overnight trips. KPN has Mercedes Sleeper from Koyambedu at 8:15 PM and 10:30 PM. The former is preferred by me, because even in case of any delay, i still reach before breakfast time.
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I am assuming you are talking about overnight trips. KPN has Mercedes Sleeper from Koyambedu at 8:15 PM and 10:30 PM. The former is preferred by me, because even in case of any delay, i still reach before breakfast time.
Isn't the one at 8:15 heading to Cochin? Ive seen this when I take Kallada to Kerala. If yes, then will they drop you in City? I thought all Kerala bound buses will drop you in L&T byepass.

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Old 29th March 2017, 18:12   #3773
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Isn't the one at 8:15 heading to Cochin? Ive seen this when I take Kallada to Kerala. If yes, then will they drop you in City? I thought all Kerala bound buses will drop you in L&T byepass.

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You are right. The final destination is Cochin. It stops at Coimbatore on most days.
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