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Old 14th September 2016, 12:02   #931
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Finally the AMW Magnus found an owner : Parth Travels , Vadodara Gujarat
AMW ASIA MOTOR WORKS
MAGNUS BUS[/COLOR]
Engine Type : Front Engine ( FE )
Length : 14.3 M
Seats : 57 Seats
Application : Intercity Operations
Picture Credits Parth Travels Website

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The bus was unveiled in the Delhi Auto Expo 2012 and a few cosmetic changes are made to the product now. Looks like a slave engine has been added on the RHS to power the AC Compressor. Attaching a few images from the initial launch.
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KeSRTC introduces Sabari buses

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Manorama reports the new Sabari buses deployed towards Pamba (Sabarimala Temple) are meant to highlight the importance of ecology conservation as the destination is within the Periyar Tiger Reserve.KSRTC has introduced 15 new buses, 15 more are being made.Two have begun running Chennai (Koyambedu) to Pamba route at 6 p.m. with 810 being the ticket charge.

http://www.manoramaonline.com/news/j...-new-look.html
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Manorama reports the new Sabari buses deployed towards Pamba (Sabarimala Temple) are meant to highlight the importance of ecology conservation[/b]
Do these have any eco friendly features other than the livery and branding?

If these are the usual diesels I am not sure just drawing some trees on the bus body will work out too well.
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Old 10th December 2016, 12:18   #934
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Do these have any eco friendly features other than the livery and branding?

If these are the usual diesels I am not sure just drawing some trees on the bus body will work out too well.
For a corporation whose financial condition is so dire that they are yet to pay this month's salary, even extraordinary livery and stickering might be luxury items.

They are trying in a way they can afford .
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Do these have any eco friendly features other than the livery and branding?

If these are the usual diesels I am not sure just drawing some trees on the bus body will work out too well.
Its a normal Diesel bus. "Work out too well" on what? Its just a new brand of bus, dedicated, presently, for routes out of Sabarimala. It is likely to be the new brand name for their Super Deluxe buses later.
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Oh, I thought green bus, highlight ecology, passes through a tiger reserve forest meant that they deployed some new bus model with green or eco friendly features rather than a green painted usual model of aanavandi.
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Kerala RTC Branding for 2x2 buses :
Super Express Airbus [ Viking 10.8 / Eicher 20.15 / 1512c 11.1m ]
Super Deluxe Airbus [ Viking 10.8 / 1512c 11.1m ]
Silver Line Jet [ Viking 10.8 / Eicher 20.15 ]
Sabari Airbus [ Viking 10.8 / 1512c 11.1m ]

All are 40 seater pushback : How are they classified under Kerala MVD ?
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Kerala RTC Branding for 2x2 buses :
Super Express Airbus [ Viking 10.8 / Eicher 20.15 / 1512c 11.1m ]
Super Deluxe Airbus [ Viking 10.8 / 1512c 11.1m ]
Silver Line Jet [ Viking 10.8 / Eicher 20.15 ]
Sabari Airbus [ Viking 10.8 / 1512c 11.1m ]

All are 40 seater pushback : How are they classified under Kerala MVD ?
Its best to be called as 222" Viking.
10.8m is chassis dimensions and we really don't know what exactly KSRTC will be maintaining.
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Oh, I thought green bus, highlight ecology, passes through a tiger reserve forest meant that they deployed some new bus model with green or eco friendly features rather than a green painted usual model of aanavandi.
Don't you think that's a bit too much to ask in India?

The fact that they're running a bus and reducing the number of small cars/MUVs by 3 or 4 and the consequent savings in emissions itself gets a shade of green, IMHO.

I hope these guys get their branding right (like the KaSRTC has) and more importantly improve efficiency to climb out of the bad financial state it is in or rather made to be in.
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Don't you think that's a bit too much to ask in India?
The fact that they're running a bus and reducing the number of small cars/MUVs by 3 or 4 and the consequent savings in emissions itself gets a shade of green, IMHO.
I hope these guys get their branding right (like the KaSRTC has) and more importantly improve efficiency to climb out of the bad financial state it is in or rather made to be in.
Bit too much, I don't know. JNNURM and similar initiatives the previous govt launched were all about urban renewal and green technologies. Less polluting diesels, BS III and BS IV norms, that sort of thing.

Still you do have a point about public transport being overall less polluting than using several jeeps and people movers to transport pilgrims across the forest.
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One of Kerala's oldest private bus operators Mayilvahanam Transports , began in 1935 is closing down their services. They started their servive even before Kerala state was formed.

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Does KeSRTC have something against Tamil Nadu?

No buses at all from Chennai to any destination in Kerala from them.
People have to depend purely on private operators or trains.

Can't see any reasoning for them not to employ at least a couple to main hubs like Cochin, Ernakulam, Trivandrum.
On the contrary, I have seen SETC buses plying from Chennai to Ernakulam, Puducherry to Ernakulam and Salem to Ernakulam. If you see these routes, majority of the stretch is in TN. I guess it will not be profitable for KeSRTC to reciprocate.
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On the contrary, I have seen SETC buses plying from Chennai to Ernakulam, Puducherry to Ernakulam and Salem to Ernakulam. If you see these routes, majority of the stretch is in TN. I guess it will not be profitable for KeSRTC to reciprocate.
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The reason cited is that there are agreements on the total number of kilometres that the KSRTC and TN STCs (SETC, TNSTCs) can run in each others' territories. If the KSRTC runs a total of 5000km (across all routes, all services) on TN roads, then the TN STCs should also have a similar number of km allowed inside KL territory. KSRTC already has a sizeable number of services between border towns (Palakkad-Coimbatore, TVM-Kanyakumari, etc) and a few of the long distance routes such as TVM-Bangalore, KTM-Bangalore, EKM-Bangalore, TSR-Bangalore, PLKD-Bangalore do use TN roads (the PLKD-Bangalore runs inside TN territory for about 300km of the total 420km trip). For the TN services to cover as many km as the KSRTC, they can run long distance services to practically any place in Kerala - which they do.

This is one reason why there are more regular services to Bangalore via Mysore and Nilambur than via Salem-Hosur. Same reason why there are more KaSRTC services to Kerala destinations than there are KSRTC services to KA destinations
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As a matter of fact, we have SETC buses operating between Bangalore and Thiruvananthapuram. This sounds unusual for a state govt bus to operate from another state to another neighboring state.
But if you look at the route very closely, majority of the route is on TN roads. The distance from Shantinagar bus depot to KA TN border is about 30 kms. The bus goes to Thiruvananthapuram via Nagercoil. The distance between Thiruvananthapuram and Nagercoil is about 70 kms while the distance from Nagercoil to KL TN border is about 35 kms.
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As a matter of fact, we have SETC buses operating between Bangalore and Thiruvananthapuram. This sounds unusual for a state govt bus to operate from another state to another neighboring state.
But if you look at the route very closely, majority of the route is on TN roads. The distance from Shantinagar bus depot to KA TN border is about 30 kms. The bus goes to Thiruvananthapuram via Nagercoil. The distance between Thiruvananthapuram and Nagercoil is about 70 kms while the distance from Nagercoil to KL TN border is about 35 kms.
This is because SETC has a depot in Trivandrum, and they are effectively utilising it.
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