Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Fare break for Volvos

Fare break for Volvos

First it was the Re 1 ticket initiative. Now it is a concessional fare on Sundays and public holidays. Well, this is BMTC’s mantra to make Volvo a hot favourite

By Bangalore Mirror Bureau
Posted On Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Now instead of shelling out anywhere between Rs 10 and Rs 50, you have a choice to make your trip a pocket-friendly one in Volvo.”The minimum charge would be Rs 5 and maximum Rs 20 on Sundays and holidays,” Transport Minister R Ashok said in a press conference here on Monday. The move is geared to rope in more passengers, which in a way would prevent the Volvos from turning into white elephants for the BMTC. The new fare will be effective from Oct 2, a public holiday on account of Gandhi Jayanthi.

The minister also announced special services by the KSRTC and BMTC for Dasara. KSRTC will run 450 buses to Mysore from different parts of Karnataka. The Bangalore to Mysore route itself will have 200 additional buses for ten days, starting from Sept 30. The other 250 buses will be from Mangalore, Chikmagalur, Shimoga, Ooty and Hassan. KSRTC will also
be having special darshini services for ten days which includes Jal darshini (visiting water bodies), Giri darshini (visiting mountains), Nagara darshini (visiting the city) and Dhama darshini (visiting religious paces). This is a full day package and the rate varies between Rs 190 and Rs 250 depending on the package that is chosen. As part of the festival, ten Volvo buses will be running in Mysore city for a fare of Rs 5 irrespective of the distance.

So if you are planning for a nice and economical Dasara-break, you have ample choices being offered by transport department to chose from!


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