When you compare Corona with the other sleepers, I think it is a hard product !Bangalore-Vellore Parveen Corona Sleeper
I usually prefer Volvo but for after seeing some good reviews in Sleeper segments I wanted to give Sleeper a try. Mettur Super service Bhartbenz is in my 'to be tried' list, Tranzking Sleeper is also getting good reviews. Recently Parveen started a regular afternoon Corona Snooze bus to Chennai. Also the price is Rs.150/' cheaper than the formers. I booked it. Reached Parveen Office at 02.55 pm, surprisingly the whole Madiwala is deserted not a single bus was there, by 3.05 came the Coimbatore Benz. (Damn! That bus was so noisy even the ground was tremoring). At 1510 came my bus boarding starting immediately meanwhile Tranzking passed us we started at 1530 pm the traffic was less, luckily we escaped Madiwala Market signal had pickup at Madiwala Police station, Silkboard overtook Coimbatore Benz and took the elevatedway. Had a quiet long stop at Electronic city some 15 mins wasted here, Tranzking joined us.
I booked the upper single berth, it had one adjustable AC Vent to the face and one fixed Ac vent to the legs, no shawls were provided, Movie was played. The Bus has amazing pickup it reaches 100 in notime also the NVH is considerably less inside compared to the previous Corona Models. One thing I understood why People prefer Sleepers more than Seaters is within 1/2 hour after the Movie played almost everyone switched off the TV, the attendant came inside and found no noise is heard he switched off the Entertainment Unit. The whole bus went to sleep I just took a peek from the top and found everyone closed the curtains and settled in privacy.
The upper berth takes body rolls especially when the driver do some Fast & Furious overtake you'll have to grab the bar which is already cold due to the AC the bed is OK to sleep but strictly you cant sit, I am a normal 5.6' guy and I cant able to sit. (I blame the Corona Model and not Parveen). But if you lie down you can go for a nap quickly. But I found the lower berths have good sitting positions. and wider than the Single berths.
Had a 15 mins break at Pallikonda Sai Bhavan, MSS Benz was already parked there once we started Tranzking Sleeper just entered the Motel. Finally dropped at Vellore bypass at 1840 pm.
1. Crew 5/5 (Once again Parveen has the best professional crew, excellent driving, the driver maintained 100 all the time)
2. Timing 5/5 (Luckily we escaped from all traffic the running time is 03 hours 10 mins if we exclude biobreak and all it is just 02 hours 30 mins. That is some seriously good timing.
3. Charger, Lights working, AC is good, Cabin noise is less.
1. The Upper berth is not suitable for sitting position. If you are heavy-duty or tall person please avoid the upper berth.
Verdict: Definitely recommended