Volvo B9R

deepam

Super User
Kesineni... Stopped the services in April or May 2017. Their VOLVOs B9R were sold in Attibele workshop of theirs. Alot of people bought the vehicle.
Once i went and checked them for price. They sold each for 17.5 lacs .... Which is a great loss.
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Yes you are right April 2017.

Kesineni I overheard did not pay Salaries for last 4-6 months to drivers. Though I have not heard directly from the drivers.
Unfortunately I have not met any of the drivers [who I can recognize by face] to ascertain the facts. Late 2015 onwards the Kesineni service seems to decline, with poor maintenance of the bus cleanly felt while traveling or observing from outside.

Some one quoted in this bus the asking price for their buses was INR 45 lakh.

Yes it is expected of such low price.
That's the reason VRL re-furbished their buses and converted Volvo MAV to Sleeper buses in their Varur Workshop.
 

M4machine

Member
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@M4machine
I see that you are living in too idealistic world and are assuming the operations of the bus running is easy.
I just want you to realize that customer satisfaction is not easy.
I will just give an example of my recent travel in Orange Travels Volvo MAV Sleeper from Hyderabad to Mysuru. 3 people had booked from Bangalore to Mysuru. A couple and another male passenger.
So naturally they were allotted seats occupied by Hyderabad to Bangalore passengers.
This was before COVID-19 being full blown in India; the passengers demanded to replace the bedsheets of the sleeper berths. What do they do when they travel in Sleeper class of train; they do demand for new rexine cover?
The 3 passengers were pestering the attender of the bus disturbing my sleep.
Added to this; bus got delayed while starting from Hyderabad and had a longer dinner break [50 minutes]. So the bus reached Bangalore late! This also caused inconvenience to the passengers, they were irritated and showing frustration. Though Orange Travels shares the link of the bus location!

So what you as owner consider the best amenities you provide to passengers. Passengers view will be different!

As a bus fan, I want you to succeed in business and this takes lot of preparation and understanding.

The model which you could follow is Asian Express. I am told Asian Express owner have back-up, though are new have legacy to stage carrier services around Trichy Tanjore.
Bro...am aslo doing route buses..
So what's the asian express ..do?for customer satisfaction
Gps settings through telegram link dats a possible obtion....
Lets postive.....no one here monopoly on bus business.....
So am starting ....anway thanku for comments..
Am A busbfan all buses are i like...more over am a entrepreneur....
i think time punctuality neat higenic beadaheets good bus reasonable fare ....sucess will come...sir.
 

M4machine

Member
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Correction, I am not only a Volvo fan, but a Bus Fan.
It is not that I hate Scania. Volvo has far more reach in India than other players. I was advising from the financial and support aspect for the money you invested.
I have traveled in both SRS [3 trips] and KSRTC Scanias [2 trips]. KSRTC has a different suspension set up higher and stiffer.

You already have 1 Scania and wish post Lock down you start with Bangalore-Chennai route. Then once you procure add another route.
Or Alternatively you can start package tour between Bangalore - Tirupati or Chennai - Tirupati with your existing bus and cancel the order for other Scania bus.

Then go for AL Sleeper buses instead of Scania or Volvo. Expand your network, then buy Scania Sleeper buses from MG Auto build. There were 2 fully built buses for MG on Scania chassis.

Alternatively you can also buy DLT buses and convert to Sleeper buses.
Any idea about dlt .
How many buses scania running through banglore chennai is one or two buses??am asking scania dlt.....?
Ok lets see bro......am aslo buying bb or leyland chase with praksh mg or sahara body......am noted your points..dats will help my life...thanku.sir.
 

M4machine

Member
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If you plan to buy DLT Scania buses my personal opinion, do not ply on the same route as your new bus.
Else you will lose the patronage on your new bus too.
Now dlt buses which route running...hiw much buses dlt running now?is it banglore chennai.route?one or2 bus?..
Yes sure diffrent route..
No Am not planned dlt..
Dlt runned ready 15 lh kms.....13.7 m bus rate also high.....
 

Ram Vijay

Member
Weoo .....sir ...
But rumours scania will comes with euro 6 model scania not fully clsoed ...they closed only bus making (body works...).
They continue with chase.....
I think scania will come with euro 6 chase buses.......
Scania is a great machine.....dats no doubt.....even maintain cost is high . ....
I think evacy leasing & financing is the main issue....dont balme scani bus...its only my suggestion sir......anway my personal favourate travel dats evacy.........waiting for ther re entry........(.nb).am now looking scania buses 4 buy but cant get any buses...but volvo b9rs are so many to selling....so anyone who have secondhand scania pls inform me.........
Even my Favourite Is Merc & MAN MXL. Like volvo ans Scania too. MAN are out of the league now. Am. Telling you this, because whomever took Scania have faced loss and in today's market the business is getting crumbled due to the govt buses as well.

In terms of Maintenance, below is given from Highest to lowest for international


1. Merc
2. MAN
3. DAF
4. Scania & Volvo
5. Hyundai.

For indian market, take out the DAF, MAN & HYUNDAI buses... add Eicher, Ashley & TATA.

So, in total if you are not providing a proper response to the customers they would leave you.

Recent guy to leave the Scania bus is Dreamliner travels. His Chennai Bangalore route buses are on sale.
Sir i dont think so u are volvo fan so you tell like this. dont blame scania machine.
Now so many buses are running smoothly........
My only second chooce is volvo..
So sorry for your points.
Banglore rajsthan buses also running...bro........in bus business who one can do good customer satisfaction they will on sucess !!!....dats all..
Am already purcahsed one scania..bus....
Any one who know dlt has how many buses for sale ..is they working 2 buses on chennai banglore route..any idea??
Welcoming you as a new operator in the Omni Bus Industry @M4machine
I can see your love for Scania is endless and you also mention it as high maintenance vehicle too but with my experience its not an easy task as you think if so then many operators could have come with many scanias and company also running their plant successfully. I gives you few points on the general operation in the omni bus industry plus also the scania operational issue to tackle for your smooth operation. Writing down here for your awareness if u havent heard it anywhere else. As u said its a vehicle which ran 5 lakh km and i assume it would be a multi axle bus 2 yr old vehicle min with 49 seats

Lets breakdown the cost for Scania vehicle operating for Chennai(Siruseri) - Bangalore(Majestic) - Chennai(Siruseri) route for one round trip
1) Diesel (275 lt x 70 rs) - 19250 (taken in as 750 km on an average of 2.7 kmpl - best for scania)(kmpl goes down will add up ur diesel expenses)
2) Toll gate (to and fro) - 3100 (3 axle vehicle)
3) Driver 1 (Salary+Bata) - 1200
4) Driver 2 (Salary+Bata) - 1200
5) Cleaner (Salary+Bata) - 950
6) KA Tax (49 seats) - 2055 (1,85,000 for 3 months) (3500 rs/seat/90 days +Tax)
7) TN Tax (49 seats) - 3300 (98990 for 1 month) (2000 rs/seat/30 days + 1% + 10 rs)
8) Insurance - 450 (165000 rs for a vehicle costs 75 lakhs IDV/365 days)
9) EMI (175000/30) - 5850 (assume a bus value 70,00,000 for 4 years repayment with 10% as interest)
10) Tyre Expenses - 1095 (Calculation given below )
11) Maintenance Expens - 2625 (750 km x 3.5 rs/km) a very low maintenance cost for a scania
12) Adblu expenses BS4 - 1000 (25 lt x 40 rs)
13) Laundry Expenses - 1075 (Calculation given below )
14) Snacks pack - 1470 (water bottle 4 rs, biscuit - 5 rs, snack - 5rs, tissue 1rs = 15r/pack, 15*98 = 1470)

Total Exp 1 round trip - 41,520 rs covering all regular expenses for 98 tickets which averages 425 per seat you need to get as revenue for you apart from the 15% commission by the agents plus bus will also dont get full all days so you need to plan based on it

(Laundry Expenses - Using one seat cover and blanket for a one round trip, 49 seat cover x 7 rs = 343 rs, 49 blanket x 15 rs = 735 rs) (343+735 = 1078)
(Tyre Expenses - A set of tyre costs rs 50000 in michelin, 4 set of tyres for a bus, front tyre runs for 1,10,000 which takes 145 days to change it for front 1 set tyre, rear tyre change in 150000 which takes 200 days to change the rear 2 set tyres, {So the costs can be taken as 50000 rs for 145 days + 150000 rs for 200 days} So one day tyre expense can be calculated as 50000/145 = 345 + 150000/200 = 750 which totally comes around 345+750 = 1095

Unplanned Expenses are here as follows based on my experiences - police station plus traffic monthly bata for both cities, RTO officers monthly bata, Checkpost bata, RTO office expenses all should be paid correctly. If not paid you will get paid as RTO Check report fines which costs some 10000 upto 50000 per month by various RTO officers, Bus Parking expenses, Bus stand entry charges, Office rent, Staff rent, mobile expenses plus few other expenses too.

In Simple terms, transport business there will be an income and expenses
1) If u have more income and less expenses its a profit
2) If u have less income but more expenses its a loss
3) If u get income and the expenses equally it will be like a cat on the wall situation

Now the challenge depends on you with your planning to improve your earning overcoming the expenses you incur based on daily, weekly, monthly, quarterly.

The expenses are doubled in the last 4 years but sadly the operators havent increased the fares much only weekends fares are increased.

Now coming to operating Scania is the tougher task now a days due to high spare parts, plus poor maintenance staffs from the scania, parts unavailability which tamper your daily operations. If TATA Leyland and to the most Volvo if breakdown occurs, the experienced driver itself will make it ready plus parts available locally which makes it easy to put the bus back on road in the shortest time but Scania will take a longer time as the scania technicians only should come and make it on road. Scania closed the plant by 2017 itself and the bus manufactured by 2016 2017 are still lying Unsold. If the company has been running good then there is no need for that company to close the production plus they would have sold their vehicles on time. Even they say they will come with BS6 vehicles in future but thats also not gonna happen because there is very less market for the multi axle vehicles in the market. Once running multiaxle is a viable option but not now in current expense situation. So i suggest you not to go for a scania.

Many big experienced players like Kallada/VRL/SRS didnt go for any new purchases due to the business is not going on a profit. The losses are getting managed thru their other source of income plus the medium players are managing with the parcels to cover up their losses. Few newcomers went out of the market very soon. Only few operators who keeping up steady in expenses are sustaining in the market. Golden rule in transport industry in current situation -
* Slow and steady wins the race always eg kpn rathimeena parveen amarnath tippu sultan and few more in tamil nadu are the long runners
* Speed thrills for passengers but kills the operator very soon eg Evacay Hebron IJT Ravi and few more (it was due to high expenses than income)

If you have anymore doubts, come up with your question. plus experts also can point me out if i'm wrong in any points.
 

Akbarabbu

Member
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Correction, I am not only a Volvo fan, but a Bus Fan.
It is not that I hate Scania. Volvo has far more reach in India than other players. I was advising from the financial and support aspect for the money you invested.
I have traveled in both SRS [3 trips] and KSRTC Scanias [2 trips]. KSRTC has a different suspension set up higher and stiffer.

You already have 1 Scania and wish post Lock down you start with Bangalore-Chennai route. Then once you procure add another route.
Or Alternatively you can start package tour between Bangalore - Tirupati or Chennai - Tirupati with your existing bus and cancel the order for other Scania bus.

Then go for AL Sleeper buses instead of Scania or Volvo. Expand your network, then buy Scania Sleeper buses from MG Auto build. There were 2 fully built buses for MG on Scania chassis.

Alternatively you can also buy DLT buses and convert to Sleeper buses.


If you want DLT buses. You can directly contact them from their office.

By the way, we arent telling you not to get Scanias. But telling you to maintain it properly and have good business
 

Akbarabbu

Member
Welcoming you as a new operator in the Omni Bus Industry @M4machine
I can see your love for Scania is endless and you also mention it as high maintenance vehicle too but with my experience its not an easy task as you think if so then many operators could have come with many scanias and company also running their plant successfully. I gives you few points on the general operation in the omni bus industry plus also the scania operational issue to tackle for your smooth operation. Writing down here for your awareness if u havent heard it anywhere else. As u said its a vehicle which ran 5 lakh km and i assume it would be a multi axle bus 2 yr old vehicle min with 49 seats

Lets breakdown the cost for Scania vehicle operating for Chennai(Siruseri) - Bangalore(Majestic) - Chennai(Siruseri) route for one round trip
1) Diesel (275 lt x 70 rs) - 19250 (taken in as 750 km on an average of 2.7 kmpl - best for scania)(kmpl goes down will add up ur diesel expenses)
2) Toll gate (to and fro) - 3100 (3 axle vehicle)
3) Driver 1 (Salary+Bata) - 1200
4) Driver 2 (Salary+Bata) - 1200
5) Cleaner (Salary+Bata) - 950
6) KA Tax (49 seats) - 2055 (1,85,000 for 3 months) (3500 rs/seat/90 days +Tax)
7) TN Tax (49 seats) - 3300 (98990 for 1 month) (2000 rs/seat/30 days + 1% + 10 rs)
8) Insurance - 450 (165000 rs for a vehicle costs 75 lakhs IDV/365 days)
9) EMI (175000/30) - 5850 (assume a bus value 70,00,000 for 4 years repayment with 10% as interest)
10) Tyre Expenses - 1095 (Calculation given below )
11) Maintenance Expens - 2625 (750 km x 3.5 rs/km) a very low maintenance cost for a scania
12) Adblu expenses BS4 - 1000 (25 lt x 40 rs)
13) Laundry Expenses - 1075 (Calculation given below )
14) Snacks pack - 1470 (water bottle 4 rs, biscuit - 5 rs, snack - 5rs, tissue 1rs = 15r/pack, 15*98 = 1470)

Total Exp 1 round trip - 41,520 rs covering all regular expenses for 98 tickets which averages 425 per seat you need to get as revenue for you apart from the 15% commission by the agents plus bus will also dont get full all days so you need to plan based on it

(Laundry Expenses - Using one seat cover and blanket for a one round trip, 49 seat cover x 7 rs = 343 rs, 49 blanket x 15 rs = 735 rs) (343+735 = 1078)
(Tyre Expenses - A set of tyre costs rs 50000 in michelin, 4 set of tyres for a bus, front tyre runs for 1,10,000 which takes 145 days to change it for front 1 set tyre, rear tyre change in 150000 which takes 200 days to change the rear 2 set tyres, {So the costs can be taken as 50000 rs for 145 days + 150000 rs for 200 days} So one day tyre expense can be calculated as 50000/145 = 345 + 150000/200 = 750 which totally comes around 345+750 = 1095

Unplanned Expenses are here as follows based on my experiences - police station plus traffic monthly bata for both cities, RTO officers monthly bata, Checkpost bata, RTO office expenses all should be paid correctly. If not paid you will get paid as RTO Check report fines which costs some 10000 upto 50000 per month by various RTO officers, Bus Parking expenses, Bus stand entry charges, Office rent, Staff rent, mobile expenses plus few other expenses too.

In Simple terms, transport business there will be an income and expenses
1) If u have more income and less expenses its a profit
2) If u have less income but more expenses its a loss
3) If u get income and the expenses equally it will be like a cat on the wall situation

Now the challenge depends on you with your planning to improve your earning overcoming the expenses you incur based on daily, weekly, monthly, quarterly.

The expenses are doubled in the last 4 years but sadly the operators havent increased the fares much only weekends fares are increased.

Now coming to operating Scania is the tougher task now a days due to high spare parts, plus poor maintenance staffs from the scania, parts unavailability which tamper your daily operations. If TATA Leyland and to the most Volvo if breakdown occurs, the experienced driver itself will make it ready plus parts available locally which makes it easy to put the bus back on road in the shortest time but Scania will take a longer time as the scania technicians only should come and make it on road. Scania closed the plant by 2017 itself and the bus manufactured by 2016 2017 are still lying Unsold. If the company has been running good then there is no need for that company to close the production plus they would have sold their vehicles on time. Even they say they will come with BS6 vehicles in future but thats also not gonna happen because there is very less market for the multi axle vehicles in the market. Once running multiaxle is a viable option but not now in current expense situation. So i suggest you not to go for a scania.

Many big experienced players like Kallada/VRL/SRS didnt go for any new purchases due to the business is not going on a profit. The losses are getting managed thru their other source of income plus the medium players are managing with the parcels to cover up their losses. Few newcomers went out of the market very soon. Only few operators who keeping up steady in expenses are sustaining in the market. Golden rule in transport industry in current situation -
* Slow and steady wins the race always eg kpn rathimeena parveen amarnath tippu sultan and few more in tamil nadu are the long runners
* Speed thrills for passengers but kills the operator very soon eg Evacay Hebron IJT Ravi and few more (it was due to high expenses than income)

If you have anymore doubts, come up with your question. plus experts also can point me out if i'm wrong in any points.
Welcoming you as a new operator in the Omni Bus Industry @M4machine
I can see your love for Scania is endless and you also mention it as high maintenance vehicle too but with my experience its not an easy task as you think if so then many operators could have come with many scanias and company also running their plant successfully. I gives you few points on the general operation in the omni bus industry plus also the scania operational issue to tackle for your smooth operation. Writing down here for your awareness if u havent heard it anywhere else. As u said its a vehicle which ran 5 lakh km and i assume it would be a multi axle bus 2 yr old vehicle min with 49 seats

Lets breakdown the cost for Scania vehicle operating for Chennai(Siruseri) - Bangalore(Majestic) - Chennai(Siruseri) route for one round trip
1) Diesel (275 lt x 70 rs) - 19250 (taken in as 750 km on an average of 2.7 kmpl - best for scania)(kmpl goes down will add up ur diesel expenses)
2) Toll gate (to and fro) - 3100 (3 axle vehicle)
3) Driver 1 (Salary+Bata) - 1200
4) Driver 2 (Salary+Bata) - 1200
5) Cleaner (Salary+Bata) - 950
6) KA Tax (49 seats) - 2055 (1,85,000 for 3 months) (3500 rs/seat/90 days +Tax)
7) TN Tax (49 seats) - 3300 (98990 for 1 month) (2000 rs/seat/30 days + 1% + 10 rs)
8) Insurance - 450 (165000 rs for a vehicle costs 75 lakhs IDV/365 days)
9) EMI (175000/30) - 5850 (assume a bus value 70,00,000 for 4 years repayment with 10% as interest)
10) Tyre Expenses - 1095 (Calculation given below )
11) Maintenance Expens - 2625 (750 km x 3.5 rs/km) a very low maintenance cost for a scania
12) Adblu expenses BS4 - 1000 (25 lt x 40 rs)
13) Laundry Expenses - 1075 (Calculation given below )
14) Snacks pack - 1470 (water bottle 4 rs, biscuit - 5 rs, snack - 5rs, tissue 1rs = 15r/pack, 15*98 = 1470)

Total Exp 1 round trip - 41,520 rs covering all regular expenses for 98 tickets which averages 425 per seat you need to get as revenue for you apart from the 15% commission by the agents plus bus will also dont get full all days so you need to plan based on it

(Laundry Expenses - Using one seat cover and blanket for a one round trip, 49 seat cover x 7 rs = 343 rs, 49 blanket x 15 rs = 735 rs) (343+735 = 1078)
(Tyre Expenses - A set of tyre costs rs 50000 in michelin, 4 set of tyres for a bus, front tyre runs for 1,10,000 which takes 145 days to change it for front 1 set tyre, rear tyre change in 150000 which takes 200 days to change the rear 2 set tyres, {So the costs can be taken as 50000 rs for 145 days + 150000 rs for 200 days} So one day tyre expense can be calculated as 50000/145 = 345 + 150000/200 = 750 which totally comes around 345+750 = 1095

Unplanned Expenses are here as follows based on my experiences - police station plus traffic monthly bata for both cities, RTO officers monthly bata, Checkpost bata, RTO office expenses all should be paid correctly. If not paid you will get paid as RTO Check report fines which costs some 10000 upto 50000 per month by various RTO officers, Bus Parking expenses, Bus stand entry charges, Office rent, Staff rent, mobile expenses plus few other expenses too.

In Simple terms, transport business there will be an income and expenses
1) If u have more income and less expenses its a profit
2) If u have less income but more expenses its a loss
3) If u get income and the expenses equally it will be like a cat on the wall situation

Now the challenge depends on you with your planning to improve your earning overcoming the expenses you incur based on daily, weekly, monthly, quarterly.

The expenses are doubled in the last 4 years but sadly the operators havent increased the fares much only weekends fares are increased.

Now coming to operating Scania is the tougher task now a days due to high spare parts, plus poor maintenance staffs from the scania, parts unavailability which tamper your daily operations. If TATA Leyland and to the most Volvo if breakdown occurs, the experienced driver itself will make it ready plus parts available locally which makes it easy to put the bus back on road in the shortest time but Scania will take a longer time as the scania technicians only should come and make it on road. Scania closed the plant by 2017 itself and the bus manufactured by 2016 2017 are still lying Unsold. If the company has been running good then there is no need for that company to close the production plus they would have sold their vehicles on time. Even they say they will come with BS6 vehicles in future but thats also not gonna happen because there is very less market for the multi axle vehicles in the market. Once running multiaxle is a viable option but not now in current expense situation. So i suggest you not to go for a scania.

Many big experienced players like Kallada/VRL/SRS didnt go for any new purchases due to the business is not going on a profit. The losses are getting managed thru their other source of income plus the medium players are managing with the parcels to cover up their losses. Few newcomers went out of the market very soon. Only few operators who keeping up steady in expenses are sustaining in the market. Golden rule in transport industry in current situation -
* Slow and steady wins the race always eg kpn rathimeena parveen amarnath tippu sultan and few more in tamil nadu are the long runners
* Speed thrills for passengers but kills the operator very soon eg Evacay Hebron IJT Ravi and few more (it was due to high expenses than income)

If you have anymore doubts, come up with your question. plus experts also can point me out if i'm wrong in any points.

Best explanation ever seen.. Kudos brother.
 

Akbarabbu

Member
Bro...am aslo doing route buses..
So what's the asian express ..do?for customer satisfaction
Gps settings through telegram link dats a possible obtion....
Lets postive.....no one here monopoly on bus business.....
So am starting ....anway thanku for comments..
Am A busbfan all buses are i like...more over am a entrepreneur....
i think time punctuality neat higenic beadaheets good bus reasonable fare ....sucess will come...sir.

I am gonna explain you how you can get patronage in the Bus business.

1. Most TN operators eg: KPN, Rathimeena, Universal have speed locked their MAV to 90 to 100.
2. Rest like Parveen, Raahath, YBM still go at a speed of 110 to 120 for sure.
3. New comers especially who can through external funding, Leased buses etc, went out of market with in Years like Hebron, Evacay etc.

For your Scania. Some points for you to make profit.

1. Speed lock the bus at 95Kmph. This will help the bus to lower its period of Wear and Tear. Means, you dont need to put it on service every now and then

2. Take the Tuesday Nights and Wednesday mornings off. Rest Bus for a day, check for small niggles in the buses in Chennai and Bangalore.

3. Try to keep the cost as low as possible. Try to run the bus at Rs: 500 per ticket as long as possible. Ex: YBM when opened operations they started with Kodaikanal and Ooty routes with a constant price of 750 for over a year and Coimbatore Chennai for 650 covering the distance in 7 hrs with a halt.

4. Try not increase prices until that's a vacation time.

5. Prioritise the servicing of Vehicle, life of drivers and cleaners. If their behaviour is good with the passengers, you will automatically get the load.

6. Get a second vehicle Asap. Run it in the opposite. You will never know when you will get load.

7. Try to put stops at Vellore, Ambur & Krishnagiri bypass. There are a lot of passengers who would like to travel in these buses from these sections.

8. Do not operate the bus more than 2 trips a day, means MAA to BLR & BLR to MAA. Make the drivers to take rest.

9. If possible try not take any profits out, rather invest the same.

If all goes well, if you buy Sleeper go for Ashley TF2512 250 hp 950 NM chassis with Vega body. Mileage would be approx 3.7 or 3.8. Speed lock it on 100 kmph. Use it on Chennai - Pathanamthitta via Coimbatore, Ernakulam and Thiruvalla. Or Chennai - Kollam via Trivandrum.

This wll help you get profits.
 
Welcoming you as a new operator in the Omni Bus Industry @M4machine
I can see your love for Scania is endless and you also mention it as high maintenance vehicle too but with my experience its not an easy task as you think if so then many operators could have come with many scanias and company also running their plant successfully. I gives you few points on the general operation in the omni bus industry plus also the scania operational issue to tackle for your smooth operation. Writing down here for your awareness if u havent heard it anywhere else. As u said its a vehicle which ran 5 lakh km and i assume it would be a multi axle bus 2 yr old vehicle min with 49 seats

Lets breakdown the cost for Scania vehicle operating for Chennai(Siruseri) - Bangalore(Majestic) - Chennai(Siruseri) route for one round trip
1) Diesel (275 lt x 70 rs) - 19250 (taken in as 750 km on an average of 2.7 kmpl - best for scania)(kmpl goes down will add up ur diesel expenses)
2) Toll gate (to and fro) - 3100 (3 axle vehicle)
3) Driver 1 (Salary+Bata) - 1200
4) Driver 2 (Salary+Bata) - 1200
5) Cleaner (Salary+Bata) - 950
6) KA Tax (49 seats) - 2055 (1,85,000 for 3 months) (3500 rs/seat/90 days +Tax)
7) TN Tax (49 seats) - 3300 (98990 for 1 month) (2000 rs/seat/30 days + 1% + 10 rs)
8) Insurance - 450 (165000 rs for a vehicle costs 75 lakhs IDV/365 days)
9) EMI (175000/30) - 5850 (assume a bus value 70,00,000 for 4 years repayment with 10% as interest)
10) Tyre Expenses - 1095 (Calculation given below )
11) Maintenance Expens - 2625 (750 km x 3.5 rs/km) a very low maintenance cost for a scania
12) Adblu expenses BS4 - 1000 (25 lt x 40 rs)
13) Laundry Expenses - 1075 (Calculation given below )
14) Snacks pack - 1470 (water bottle 4 rs, biscuit - 5 rs, snack - 5rs, tissue 1rs = 15r/pack, 15*98 = 1470)

Total Exp 1 round trip - 41,520 rs covering all regular expenses for 98 tickets which averages 425 per seat you need to get as revenue for you apart from the 15% commission by the agents plus bus will also dont get full all days so you need to plan based on it

(Laundry Expenses - Using one seat cover and blanket for a one round trip, 49 seat cover x 7 rs = 343 rs, 49 blanket x 15 rs = 735 rs) (343+735 = 1078)
(Tyre Expenses - A set of tyre costs rs 50000 in michelin, 4 set of tyres for a bus, front tyre runs for 1,10,000 which takes 145 days to change it for front 1 set tyre, rear tyre change in 150000 which takes 200 days to change the rear 2 set tyres, {So the costs can be taken as 50000 rs for 145 days + 150000 rs for 200 days} So one day tyre expense can be calculated as 50000/145 = 345 + 150000/200 = 750 which totally comes around 345+750 = 1095

Unplanned Expenses are here as follows based on my experiences - police station plus traffic monthly bata for both cities, RTO officers monthly bata, Checkpost bata, RTO office expenses all should be paid correctly. If not paid you will get paid as RTO Check report fines which costs some 10000 upto 50000 per month by various RTO officers, Bus Parking expenses, Bus stand entry charges, Office rent, Staff rent, mobile expenses plus few other expenses too.

In Simple terms, transport business there will be an income and expenses
1) If u have more income and less expenses its a profit
2) If u have less income but more expenses its a loss
3) If u get income and the expenses equally it will be like a cat on the wall situation

Now the challenge depends on you with your planning to improve your earning overcoming the expenses you incur based on daily, weekly, monthly, quarterly.

The expenses are doubled in the last 4 years but sadly the operators havent increased the fares much only weekends fares are increased.

Now coming to operating Scania is the tougher task now a days due to high spare parts, plus poor maintenance staffs from the scania, parts unavailability which tamper your daily operations. If TATA Leyland and to the most Volvo if breakdown occurs, the experienced driver itself will make it ready plus parts available locally which makes it easy to put the bus back on road in the shortest time but Scania will take a longer time as the scania technicians only should come and make it on road. Scania closed the plant by 2017 itself and the bus manufactured by 2016 2017 are still lying Unsold. If the company has been running good then there is no need for that company to close the production plus they would have sold their vehicles on time. Even they say they will come with BS6 vehicles in future but thats also not gonna happen because there is very less market for the multi axle vehicles in the market. Once running multiaxle is a viable option but not now in current expense situation. So i suggest you not to go for a scania.

Many big experienced players like Kallada/VRL/SRS didnt go for any new purchases due to the business is not going on a profit. The losses are getting managed thru their other source of income plus the medium players are managing with the parcels to cover up their losses. Few newcomers went out of the market very soon. Only few operators who keeping up steady in expenses are sustaining in the market. Golden rule in transport industry in current situation -
* Slow and steady wins the race always eg kpn rathimeena parveen amarnath tippu sultan and few more in tamil nadu are the long runners
* Speed thrills for passengers but kills the operator very soon eg Evacay Hebron IJT Ravi and few more (it was due to high expenses than income)

If you have anymore doubts, come up with your question. plus experts also can point me out if i'm wrong in any points.
Wowwwwww. You are just awesome sir
 
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