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Old 26th August 2011, 22:03   #586
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Recently travelled from Kumbakonam to Chennai in a Rathimeena sleeper bus, found it better than travelling by train and slept well too. Able to post directly without the 'incubation' period, phew, have become a BHPian at long last.

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Sure, its 4700mm WB and its no more available here. The LPO version is available in 5334 and 5545 WB only. Others 4225, 4885, 5192, 5895 all are LP (without front overhang) versions.
Sorry, missed the "O". I think the 4.9m LP version too was discontinued, or is it still available. I have a brochure which doesn't mention it.
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TATA used to make the short chassis Bus for ghat section roads. It still must be in production but only sold through select distributors. They don't have to showcase all their products to everybody
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The special for ghat short chassis 1512 is still available, like mentioned by Transsenger. But it is the 4.2m WB one, not the 4.9 or 4.7 m one. It is mentioned in all brochures and documents I have seen and as far as I know is available throughout India, through any dealership.
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SETC ULTRA DELUXE AIR BUS
SETC has introduced new AL 12m bus for the UD Segment.
These buses have 6200WB, 10 wheel bolts.
The body is built by KMS COACH BUILDERS.
These buses have 12 rows x 4 = 48 seats, 6 speed GB.
I spotted the New KMS built AL UD bus at BMTC Shanthinagar. This bus as working Kanyakumari-Bangalore.
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SETC ULTRA DELUXE AIR BUS
SETC has introduced new AL 12m bus for the UD Segment.
These buses have 6200WB, 10 wheel bolts.
The body is built by KMS COACH BUILDERS.
These buses have 12 rows x 4 = 48 seats, 6 speed GB.
I spotted the New KMS built AL UD bus at BMTC Shanthinagar. This bus as working Kanyakumari-Bangalore.
So these were the new batch of buses that CM has flagged off a couple of days ago. Colour scheme looks nice.
1. Is the driver area and the passenger cabin seperated?
2. Why is there no licence plate in English in the rear? Is TN also going the KA way?
3. How long will the buses be in this condition
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So these were the new batch of buses that CM has flagged off a couple of days ago. Colour scheme looks nice.
1. Is the driver area and the passenger cabin seperated?
Yes the driver area and passenger cabin are seperated. The poor conductor sits beside the driver on that small foldaway seat just like in the SETC 12m 44 seater AC Buses and older Viking 36 seater UD Buses.
There is no sleeper berth behind the driver. That adds one more row of seats making the seating capacity 48. The bus has a LCD TV and DVD Player.
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SETC ULTRA DELUXE AIR BUS
SETC has introduced new AL 12m bus for the UD Segment.
These buses have 6200WB, 10 wheel bolts.
The body is built by KMS COACH BUILDERS.
These buses have 12 rows x 4 = 48 seats, 6 speed GB.
I spotted the New KMS built AL UD bus at BMTC Shanthinagar. This bus as working Kanyakumari-Bangalore.
Irizar TVS also has built a few buses as part of this batch. There is one more thing to be noted, with the change in guard the buses also have changed colour, both the new set of SETC & MTC buses seem to have gone greener.
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Irizar TVS also has built a few buses as part of this batch
Any pics?

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...both the new set of SETC & MTC buses seem to have gone greener.
If you meant greener with regards to pollution norms, yes, definitely. BS-4 is what everyone's moving to.

Any pics of the new MTC buses? I've seen only BS-4 ordinary buses. Are there any new Deluxe buses?
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If you meant greener with regards to pollution norms, yes, definitely. BS-4 is what everyone's moving to.

Any pics of the new MTC buses? I've seen only BS-4 ordinary buses. Are there any new Deluxe buses?
Will see if I can get any pics, I had seen them before they were launched, unfortunately because of traffic I could not take any pic. I doubt if any Deluxe buses have been launched.

What I meant change in colour is basically "Green is the favourite colour of the current regime of TN"
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If you meant greener with regards to pollution norms, yes, definitely. BS-4 is what everyone's moving to.

Any pics of the new MTC buses? I've seen only BS-4 ordinary buses. Are there any new Deluxe buses?
Irizar TVS built new ultra deluxe buses of SETC. Pictures were taken by my friend..

Buses in the below pictures are running in Sencottah-Thirupathi, Thiruchendur-Thirupathi and one more route towards thirupathi. Sencottah-Thirupathi is the first route to get these new 12M ultra deluxe buses.

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New 12M buses were also running in Nagercoil-Bangalore, Trivandrum-Bangalore, Chennai-Ernakulam and one more bus towards from bangalore.

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Is it just me or do naming conventions of some of our state transport corps seem to be over the top ? Ultra Deluxe ? I mean I though Deluxe by itself is quite a respectable adjective. Though its good to see that driver and passenger comfort are increasingly becoming focal points in these state controlled buses. Hopefully the next step in the evolution, on the part of the transport corporations, will be greater focus on safety (active and passive features), driver training & more visual cues for passengers regarding safety.
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Is it just me or do naming conventions of some of our state transport corps seem to be over the top ? Ultra Deluxe ? I mean I though Deluxe by itself is quite a respectable adjective. Though its good to see that driver and passenger comfort are increasingly becoming focal points in these state controlled buses. Hopefully the next step in the evolution, on the part of the transport corporations, will be greater focus on safety (active and passive features), driver training & more visual cues for passengers regarding safety.

Sir, driver comfort in SETC/TNSTC is minimum. They use the stock seats(black strap ones) and they immediately remove the seat belts(some drivers use it to hang their lunch bag). I hope they atleast maintain the new set of buses properly. Already,around 300 buses of this UD and Luxury coach categories are standing idle in many depots around TN for want of spares. (Source:A Tamil daily). I remember somewhere from TBHP that some officials from SETC visited KSRTC to analyse the cost factor of Mercedes buses. Is this project still in the pipeline or SETC will stick to its good old rattling leyland A/C's? I sincerely hope they bring in atleast a couple of volvos/mercs in the line up. Even the small PRTC(Pondicherry transport corp.) has more than couple of volvos.
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I remember somewhere from TBHP that some officials from SETC visited KSRTC to analyse the cost factor of Mercedes buses. Is this project still in the pipeline or SETC will stick to its good old rattling leyland A/C's? I sincerely hope they bring in atleast a couple of volvos/mercs in the line up. Even the small PRTC(Pondicherry transport corp.) has more than couple of volvos.
Even I had been wondering what is preventing SETC (TNSTC handles only intra-state operations) from introducing Mercedes-Benzes and Volvos for their inter-state operations. I guess the reason might be because the omnibus operators' lobby in TN is quite powerful.
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Guys, do you have any idea about the type of chassis used for these 12m SETC UD Buses?
1> 12M BS3 EDC 183 hp (135 kw) @ 2500 rpm
2> 12M BS3 IL MECH 160 hp (118 kw) @ 2400 rpm
3> 12M BS4 CRS 225 hp (165 kw) @ 2500 rpm [THE AL WEBSITE MENTIONS THIS MODEL AS 12M BS3 CRS]
As per the AL website all the 3 models in 12m range have 6 speed GB.
Does IL MECH stand forinline FIP and mechanical governor?
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