Fake numbers? They received 100 B9Rs - there was nothing fake in that. They did not say they ordered 41 B11Rs. It was a mix of B9Rs and B11Rs - all of them were delivered. All the B9Rs were later converted to Sleepers, and all of them are operating in Maharashtra now. All the B11Rs are doing Bangalore/Mysore/Mangalore-Mumbai routes.Sometimes their fake numbers annoy me. Remember they said that they ordered 100 b9rs? Or recently they said they ordered 41 Volvo B11rs. But reality it is only 10 B11rs.
VRL is taking it slow. They will get new buses. Although their buses look old, they are in perfect shape mechanically. A lot of passengers still vouch for VRL and that is their victory. The KA-TN routes are different ball game altogether - a lot of bribing is involved, plus the operating costs are really high (thanks to the high taxes, and too many toll gates). A straightforward operator like VRL wouldn't do that.