Volvo B9R


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Hello friends, good to see this forum bouncing back. Am still saddened with the loss of our beloved admin ! Wishing all the best to the present admin i .e his sister and the moderator team to run this forum successfully.

It also feels nice to post on the "Volvo B9R" thread after a long gap. I was heavily occupied with Covid ICU duties last 2 years being a frontline physician. Apart from that I have been driving my VW Polo extensively and did numerous 1000 km trips with Mumbai as base, clocking 1,50,000+ kms on my odo in 5 years 7 months. Very rarely took a bus anywhere. Took KSRTC Volvo flybus though from Bangalore airport to Mysore and back recently, like 4 months back. I did always keep a tab on all the latest bus related updates though.

Its sad to see all the Volvos/Scanias/ Mercedes buses ( well do Mercedes Super High deck still exist ? ) almost disappear from highways during and post this Covid effect. Noticed that only VRL, Konduskar, Anand, Purple, Orange travels kept the business running. This as far North Karnataka, Maharashtra and Goa are concerned.

Guys, what happened to all those new Volvo B11Rs/ Scanias of some big players viz SRS, National travels, Kallada, KPN ?? Are the buses just lying ilde in parking ?? I am surprised to see SRS travels looking like a small time player on NH4 Bangalore--Pune--Mumbai route these days and National travels not existing at all. VRL on the other hand could considerably maintain its presence.

Hows the situation in Tamilnadu ?? Those big names like Parveen, Hebron, SRM etc. ? I see a new operator Swami Ayyappa Travels running a direct Volvo multiaxle on Coimbatore - Bangalore - Mumbai route.

Also any exciting reviews on newly procured official Volvo B11R Sleeper by Kerala KSRTC ?? ( The Garuda--SWIFT ones ). Any operator in pipeline to get the all new Volvo 9600 launched in India ??

Regards to everyone
Dr. Vivek
On lighter note: When bus fans like you have shifted to self driven car instead of bus travel, how can bus owner sustain running empty buses.
I guess due to WFH regular travel between cities like Pune-Bangalore, Chennai-Bangalore & Hyderabad - Bangalore bus traffic has reduced drastically and people have started more to drive between these locations.
SRS got severe beating due to COVID-19, WFH. their Bus services to Companies like Infy, Wipro have all been stalled so they got a huge financial impact, struggling for sustenance.
These days people are opting to travel in Sleeper and not seating; there is a shift in preference.
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Hi Vivek Swamy Ayyappa booked Volvo 9600 and may be delivered in Oct Nov for Coimbatore Mumbai route with 4 buses for daily operation. Now they are doing alternate days. SRM KPN kallada are all down while KPN restored last month with 8 buses while kallada is running limted services. VRL SRS Volvo are also off the road and less in number.
Swamy Ayyappa Travels, I checked the website and noticed the booking is not open now for Mumbai - Coimbatore route.
I checked for 2 weeks and services are not shown up. Especially during Diwali traffic will be high and these buses are not plying.


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Murahara Travels for your latest addition...

Brand New VOLVO B11R I Shift BSVI Sleeper
Multi Axle
Diesel Engine : Volvo 11 Litre D11K
Common Rail Direct Injection
Output (KW) : 430 hp @ 1700 - 1800 rpm
Torque (NM) : 2019 @ 1008 - 1400 rpm
Transmission : 12 speed 1 shift Automated Gearbox Available with integrated Hydrodynamic Retarder VR3250
Other Features : EBS including ABS, Hill Start Aid & Electronic Stability Program (ESP)
Front Axle : Rigid & Steerable
Rear Axle : Single Reduction Hypoid Axle
Tag Axle : Rigid & Steerable
Suspension : Full Air Suspension with Electronic Control
Power Steering : Hydraulic Power - Assisted
Vehicle Length : 15 Meter



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Raj Ratan's New Volvo B11R Sleeper

Fresh Volvo B11R’s of Raj Ratan Rolled Out !!
Soon to work on Bhopal - Pune route

Credits to Samir

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The first Volvo B8R 13.5m AC Sleeper of South India in the frame

In frame Jihan Volvo B8R 13.5m AC Sleeper plying on Bengaluru- Coimbatore Day& Night service