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Old 1st March 2010, 10:30   #1756
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Thanks for info Kadri..

I prefer Volvo as they reach bit aster, normally i stick to KSRTC as they dont waste time unlike the PVt operators...
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It can't better than this. 1700 posts and 85,629 views for this thread. This is the highest viewed and posted thread in this route/travel section of team bhp. For me these numbers convey the popularity of an important rode which connect Capital city and the coastal city and the current pathetic state of roads due to which people are struggling to find alternative :(

Any updates on Shiradi ghat repair plans?
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Old 1st March 2010, 16:32   #1758
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I will be travelling to Mangalore this weekend. Will update on the road condition of Bangalore - Mangalore route once I am back.

Planning to take the all new Isuzu bus this time.
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@recshenoy, brilliantly said

How I wish these posts are viewed by our Transport Authorities!

As requested, any update on the Shiradi Ghat would be welcome, as I intend going down to the coast shortly
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Which operator has this buses?

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I will be travelling to Mangalore this weekend. Will update on the road condition of Bangalore - Mangalore route once I am back.

Planning to take the all new Isuzu bus this time.
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Old 1st March 2010, 20:23   #1761
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Which operator has this buses?
Sea Bird Tourist has introduced it. Booking office is near PVS opposite to Durgamba Motors office.

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I will be travelling to Mangalore this weekend. Will update on the road condition of Bangalore - Mangalore route once I am back.

Planning to take the all new Isuzu bus this time.
dude,

what time is this bus? i too am travelling this Thursday. Surely would like to try this bus out
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Old 1st March 2010, 20:59   #1763
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It starts at 10.40PM from Ghandinagar, you have a online booking option.

I have already booked it for Friday

Really excited to take this new bus.
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Seabird?? hmm i guess they were "Seagull" earlier i mean a long time back? they had a very good and very well maintained buses then!
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Segull and Sea bird are different. Seagulll is still there. Sea bird is also a old operator. Most of their services are to North Kanara and Goa. Now they have launched services in Mangalore and Udupi also.

The sleeper coach bus which comes to Mangalore is an old bus. But other buses which they have to Goa and other places are all new. Have travelled 3 times in it. Service is ok like others. Nothing to complain about.
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Ok some good info on the "buses" also

Continuing my query, has anyone traveled in KSRT volvos?
have heard offlate the breakdown rate has increased?

used to take the 9 or 9:15pm buses which used to reach by 5:45..6 am

Just inquired on "Isuzu" buses with the Seabird. it seems the departure time is at 10:30 and reaches by 6am...

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Continuing my query, has anyone traveled in KSRT volvos?
have heard offlate the breakdown rate has increased?
Quite true. The last time we took an Airavat to M'lore, there were 3 buses that departed earlier, which had broken down. Our bus could accommodate people from the first broken down bus (and this one had stalled somewhere on Magadi Road, where there is sparse traffic :( ). In any case, taking an early bus helps, as the staff somehow make arrangements to ferry the passengers.
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Yes, you can expect not to have a good journey for sure...

hmm this case the new isuzu's is more tempting hehe

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Quite true. The last time we took an Airavat to M'lore, there were 3 buses that departed earlier, which had broken down. Our bus could accommodate people from the first broken down bus (and this one had stalled somewhere on Magadi Road, where there is sparse traffic :( ). In any case, taking an early bus helps, as the staff somehow make arrangements to ferry the passengers.
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[quote=lohithrao;1760213]Ok some good info on the "buses" also

Continuing my query, has anyone traveled in KSRT volvos?
have heard offlate the breakdown rate has increased?

used to take the 9 or 9:15pm buses which used to reach by 5:45..6 am
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Travelling by KSRTC Volvo's you need to have a good luck. If you are lucky you will get a new volvo bus which would be in good condition and clean.

If your luck is bad then you may end up with a old volvo bus whose seats are old and is not in good condition.

I travelled last in Volvo KSRTC during Dasara time. It took the Mysore route. Compared to earlier days KSRTC volvo's have become slow.

Many people have a misconception that private bus reach late. But actually if you see most of the KSRTC volvo buses start early hence they reach early. Private volvo's genrelly leave at around 11PM from Mangalore. The journey time is the same be it KSRTC or Private.

Ballal Volvo is slow, but VRL Volvo had a amazing speed.

Manjunath Vovlo, its in a horrible condition.
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hmmm since you travel on a regular basis..

Which bus/operator you feel is consistent in terms of Quality/service?
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