Is Kallada G4 still operational?Almost all the old players are on their way out. Kallada has shrunk. KPN has cut down on multi-axles. VRL hasn't purchased new buses in a few years. SRS hasn't taken new buses since quite some time now. SRM is half dead. And so on!
The problem with major operators is as they are getting tougher competition by Railways & Airways lot of small Aircrafts towards south spl Bangalore eg.three flights from Belgaum.It Seems Kallada has shrinked its Services. Just casually browsing Kallada website found most of the Volvo Multiaxles were gone. Even it seems they are not using all the Scanias regularly. In redbus the Chennai-Kerala services has poor ratings. Did they become the 'SRM' of Kerala?
I really don't think the airlines or the railways are posing a major competition to the roadways. Airfares have comparatively increased compared to what it used to be a year or so ago. Railways - overall availability has improved only on some route - not everywhere. Take for example the Bangalore-Kerala route - nothing has changed in terms of train ticket availability, but still a major player in the route, Kallada, has downsized. Competition from airlines has decreased here - number of flights have reduced off late.The problem with major operators is as they are getting tougher competition by Railways & Airways lot of small Aircrafts towards south spl Bangalore eg.three flights from Belgaum.
Now trains also getting upgraded so it’s getting tougher.
Naturally Surface transport gets affected & again it’s a very competitive & volatile business.
Same time no of commuters also increased substantially.
+++++++++++++++It is not "built" by Veera, per se. Volvo delivered a modified shell to Veera, on which Veera built the interiors alone. So the entire exteriors were built by Volvo only. This was a limited edition shell, designed specifically for use as sleeper - the roof is higher and the entire bus is longer than the usual B11R (14.95 vs 14.5).
This doesn't belong to the league of MG StarZ or Prakash Celeste - both these buses are actually built from scratch by the body builders, while the Veera one is purely a conversion.