+++++++++++Modified front portion looks very nice compared to other celeste buses from orange,sharma etc.
Volvo logo is prominently placed in Ambaari Dream Class. This may be due to the fact that order by KSRTC is to Volvo India and directly not to SMK - Prakash.
Good reviews Travel lover.Short reviews of my recent trips:
HOSUR - CHENNAI BY EVACAY MERCEDES BENZ SEMISLEEPER
Deaprture-Hosur (Sch / Act) : 11.20 pm / 11.32 pm
Arrival-Velacherry (Sch / Act) : 4.30 am / 3.45 am
Got the new mercedes semi sleeper KA01 AJ 3636 of evacay. Booked LHS first row window seat and the leg space was good. The bus was neat and clean with well behaved professional crew. Bus arrived to the pick up point with a delay of 10 mins (not bad considering a Sunday) and departed by 11.32 pm and cruised into the highway. Then after the drive was very fast with overtaking each and every vehicle on sight, yet the ride was completely smooth without any rash maneuvers / sharp cuts / sudden lane changes and absolutely sleep friendly. Kudos to the driver for his driving skill. There were no breaks in between and reached a fuel station just before CMBT by 3.20 am. Had a fuel break for around 10 mins and dropped the passengers in CMBT by 3.30 am and proceeded towards velacherry. Dropped off in madhyakailash by 3.45 am. Overall highly recommended for their professionalism in each and every segment of the service.
CHENNAI - COIMBATORE BY YBM VOLVO SEMI SLEEPER DAY SERVICE
Deaprture- Perungalathur (Sch / Act) : 10.30 am / 10.36 am
Arrival-Bhavani by pass (Sch / Act) : (Cbe - 6 pm) / 4.37 pm
With the current sleeper dominated market even for day services, YBM recently introduced Volvo semi sleeper day night services in Chennai - Coimbatore & Madurai stretches boldly and these services were in my radar for quite sometime. Had to travel to my hometown near erode from chennai and booked in Coimbatore day service without second thought. As usual booked LHS first row window seat and the bus arrived at 10.37 am against the schedule of 10.30 am at perungalathur. Again the crew was polite and friendly. The bus interiors and exteriors were in great condition being a brand new bus. Half litre water bottle with a snack box and blanket was already in my seat. The bus had pick ups almost at every boarding points till villupuram and the occupancy was full. The drive was fast like the usual YBM style, the usage of horns till tindivanam was slightly on the higher side but unavoidable in day services considering the two wheeler traffic especially. Bus entered Villupuram city for pick up around 12 pm and stopped for lunch at Balaji Aryas around 12.45 pm. The hotel had clean restrooms and the food quality was also decent. The journey resumed after 20 mins and the bus was covering distance swiftly than the first leg of the journey and reached salem by 3.40 pm for dropping few passengers and stopped for bio break at sankagiri toll by 4.05 pm. The journey resumed quickly by 4.12 pm and dropped off at bhavani by pass by 4.37 pm, which means the bus would have reached Coimbatore certainly before 6~6.15 pm, which is punctual for a day service. Again a recommended and reliable service.
Got an interesting piece of info last week. The Speed Legend of Tirunelveli-Chennai is entering into sleeper segment by next month and the TN 74 AC series have gone for sleeper conversion already. Any updates on this guys???
Really, now only one service is running, this ac SERIES IS 180 hp bus, if converted to ac sleeper then it will struggle to maintain its semi sleeper days speed, but i doubt, now whether they are seriously in to the passenger bus or cargo business. bus maintenance is poor, interiors are pathetic, all lights witout cover and hanging led, rhs first window constantly shivering for months no attention to provide clean interiors. to top it week days 500 rs fare so one can expect how it will beGot an interesting piece of info last week. The Speed Legend of Tirunelveli-Chennai is entering into sleeper segment by next month and the TN 74 AC series have gone for sleeper conversion already. Any updates on this guys???