Reasons why KSRTC is a benchmark in inter-state bus travel in India

The KSRTC bus drivers don’t indulge in rash driving, nor is there overspeeding or risky overtakes on the highway.

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Hello Team BHPians,

Posting here after a very long time.

Good to see a review of SRTC service & that too, KSRTC – Their Airavat Club Class & Ambari Dream Class services are just incomparable to most of long runner inter-state SRTC services.

KSRTC has set an amazing benchmark when compared to other state transport corporations and here’s why:

  • Vehicle class – Volvo / Scania buses on premium services.
  • Top notch maintenance – Hardly any buses are seen having breakdowns.
  • Cleanliness.
  • Punctuality.
  • Polite drivers & conductors.
  • Very easy to use e-ticketing system as well as app.
  • PNR number / ticket on e-mail within 10-12 seconds of booking.
  • SMS / e-mail for contact numbers of bus conductor & bus number at least an hour before start of journey.
  • Call from bus conductor when they are 2 stops away from your pick-up points.
  • You will be handed over with a clean blanket once you on-board bus.
  • Announcement system in Airavat / Ambari buses for passengers to know hotel stops as well as alighting points.
  • Hotels at which KSRTC crew stops buses for snacks-tea & lunch/dinner are fixed AND are very reasonable & clean.
  • Help from bus conductor to keep luggage in luggage booth by tying luggage tag & putting seat number on bag.
  • One part of luggage tag will be handed over to you & other will remain on your luggage – You have to hand over your luggage tag to conductor while taking luggage while getting down from bus.
  • KSRTC’s last stop is at Majestic CBS in Bangalore (Bengaluru) whereas for private operators, it is at Anandrao Circle – Getting BMTC / metro to reach to any part of Bangalore (Bengaluru) is convenient from Majestic instead of Anandrao Circle.

Special note :

  • 100% of KSRTC staff knows Hindi well; so it won’t be any issue if you don’t know Kannada language.
  • KSRTC’s Mumbai-Bangalore (Bengaluru) service buses comes at Swargate in Pune; so you don’t have to take public transport & go till highway pick-up points as private operators ask you to do.
  • No overspeeding / no rash driving / no risky overtakes.

As I recently shifted from Pune to Bangalore (Bengaluru) for my new job, I traveled only via KSRTC Airavat / Ambari whenever required.

My parents (both aged 60+) never faced any issues when they traveled from Pune to Bangalore (Bengaluru) & Bangalore (Bengaluru) to Mumbai.

Though there are many private operators like VRL, SRS, Sharma, National etc plying between Borivali / Mumbai / Pune to Bangalore (Bengaluru); KSRTC’s service is top notch & class apart in my honest opinion.

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