++++++++++++++Hello Guys, Need another help for my Shirdi trip. This time I wanted to spend more time at Shirdi. I'm planning to go in KSRTC Ambari from Bangalore for return SRS Nashik-Bangalore Scania.
Few Questions are
1. How reliable is SRS in this route? redbus ratings is very bad for SRS in almost all the Services.
2. I'm doubtful about VRL Volvo Sleeper. The lower berth seems to have zero window visibility, Does the upperberth is sufficient enough to sit? Or my head will hit the ceiling?
3. This time I'm going with Darshan ticket, approx how long will it take for the booked queue to complete Darshan. So that I may repeat the 2200 MumBng Ksrtc
4. I'm also interested in trying National B11r. The last service from Pune is at 11.55 pm from Katrej. How far is Katrej from Shivajinagar? Are there any town buses at that time or should I get a Auto/Uber? Also how reliable is National in this route?
I do not see much difference between VRL and SRS Volvo Sleeper w.r,t, visibility. The VRL ones with registration GJ01 or PY05 series and SRS pics can be referred to pics shared in this thread.
VRL: Volvo B9R
SRS: Volvo B9R
The newer once of VRL MH09EM or KA63 series may have better lower berth visibility [Shanthanu blog].
VRL Volvo B9R Multiaxle I-Shift Sleeper posing at VRL Kolhapur.
Pic credits to owner
So it is purely your decision to travel by SRS or VRL.
My recommendation, when there is option to travel by direct bus from Shirdi, why do you want to try cutting your journey. So decide and chose VRL or SRS to travel from Shirdi to Bangalore.