Ashok Leyland and Tata Intercity Buses

Balaji_M

Active Member
SETC Bangalore - Chennai AC Sleeper travel timelines:

DOJ: 1-Mar-19
Sch/Act: 10.30pm/10.35pm

It took 1hr to cross Madiwala. After silkboard, traffic was relatively free except Attibelle toll block. Bus was full in Ecity. Skipped Hosur BS as bus was full which is a good sign. Maintained decent speed between 80-85. Taken down many TNSTC & SETCs, Kasrtc ACC & Rajahamsa. TNSTC newbie tiruvannamalai guy gave tough competition but overtook him. Enjoyed cabin ride for sometime & slept after krishnagiri toll (1.25am). Vaguely remember stopped for break. Crossed poonamalle @ 5.20am & got dropped in CMBT @ 5.40am.
Impressive running time on par with Omni's. Crews were very polite. Blankets given. Gangway carpet was not clean, rather they can use rubber mat or remove it completely.

Heard SETC Mysore sleeper also a good runner, should try him once.

Cheers,
B
 

HRSH

Well-Known Member
SETC Bangalore - Chennai AC Sleeper travel timelines:

DOJ: 1-Mar-19
Sch/Act: 10.30pm/10.35pm

It took 1hr to cross Madiwala. After silkboard, traffic was relatively free except Attibelle toll block. Bus was full in Ecity. Skipped Hosur BS as bus was full which is a good sign. Maintained decent speed between 80-85. Taken down many TNSTC & SETCs, Kasrtc ACC & Rajahamsa. TNSTC newbie tiruvannamalai guy gave tough competition but overtook him. Enjoyed cabin ride for sometime & slept after krishnagiri toll (1.25am). Vaguely remember stopped for break. Crossed poonamalle @ 5.20am & got dropped in CMBT @ 5.40am.
Impressive running time on par with Omni's. Crews were very polite. Blankets given. Gangway carpet was not clean, rather they can use rubber mat or remove it completely.

Heard SETC Mysore sleeper also a good runner, should try him once.

Cheers,
B
Balaji, was it old or new one ?
80-85 kmph consistently for SETC is happy to hear !
A polite crew is nice to travel with!
 

Haldex

Active Member
Thanks for your review.
Happy to know space was good and that the bus was maintained well !
Even if our govt tries to give us something worthy we do not deserve it because of our stupidness !
The bus for sure would have been speed locked at 80 , and this would have let others overtake you easily !
Good to know that the bus had good patronage despite the fare !
There are some fellow travelers who least mind the comfort of others !


P.s. Thanks very much for the photos as well !
HRSH, check this pic got in WhatsApp.
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