Ashok Leyland and Tata Intercity Buses

HRSH

Well-Known Member
I am posting this to share and record the COVID-19 Lock down in India from Mar 23, 2020 to May 17, 2020.

So after 40+ days of Lockdown. Govt of Karnataka decided to ply buses from one part to other parts to ferry for Migrant Workers [One way trip].
I am sharing the experience as heard by KSRTC Volvo Bus driver sharing his experience of driving allotted TATA 2015 Model Karnataka Sarige.
KA19F3307 was deputed to do duty from Mangalore to Muddebihal, Pin 586212 [KA]
The bus departed on Day 1 from Mangalore at 9:45 AM and reached Muddebihal next day around 10:30 AM. At Muddebihal lunch was arranged for the Crew. The last 50 km was covered in just 3 hours, due to local blockades. Bullock carts were used to block the roads!
The crew started back post lunch around 2 PM, with no passengers.
There was not a single shop open to provide Tea through out the 500 km distance one way [both sides]. No hotel for Food.
So it was challenge for the crew to drive that distance without any Tea break!!!

Volvo bus driver was used recently to drive B11R [Semisleeper and Sleeper], so could imagine how it would be for him to get used to a TATA bus!! These are nice experiences, to hear for a bus fan like me!!

No Hotels, NO TEA SHOP. It is really surprising to know how Lorry Crew are managing their lives and ensuring requisite food.

Regular Lorry Traffic were seen on the roads. Appreciate the services of Lorry Drivers and Cleaners, who are working tirelessly to enable Supply of goods from one place to another
These are our real heroes in life and I salute them and their families extended by them for the Service of the NATION.
True that drivers have to be appreciated for working under these circumstances!
 

deepam

Super User
KSRTC is operating Karnataka Sarige and Rajahamsa buses on select routes, seems to me point to point.
50% seat occupancy, seems to be only online ticket.
Schedules enabling to reach before 7 PM.

Not sure whether Conductor is going to be present in the buses.
 

puneeth.p

Active Member
KSRTC is operating Karnataka Sarige and Rajahamsa buses on select routes, seems to me point to point.
50% seat occupancy, seems to be only online ticket.
Schedules enabling to reach before 7 PM.

Not sure whether Conductor is going to be present in the buses.
Yes conductor is available.. Karnataka sarige red bus..my colleague came in that yesterday from Hassan to Bangalore

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binaiks

Well-Known Member
Effective Jun 05, 2020 KSRTC has started night service bus Intra State.
Only Non AC buses.
Karnataka Sarige
Rajahamsa
Non AC Sleeper.
Night services were actually operating from the time bus services were restored. The last bus used to depart at 7pm, which is now extended until midnight.
 
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