Present Government of Karnataka has always been in trouble but has managed to stay afloat during all the times. For people of Udupi-Manipal-Mangalore one of the reason to support BJP is the introduction of VOLVO bus services from Manipal to Mangalore 🙂
65 bucks + the cool ride all the way, who wouldn’t go by it? Definitely luxury 🙂 For those traveling daily to Mangalore from Udupi or Manipal during this hot summer it is just a boon given by the Government.
Starting at 7.15 in the morning, buses ply from Manipal to Mangalore with the time interval between 2 buses being 25 mins. Last one from Mangalore being at 7.15 in the evening. 1 and half hour the journey which is truly amazing.
Being a daily traveler to Mangalore, I really find it worth at least during the morning wherein you will stay afresh even after the 90 min travel!
There are some disadvantages of it too –
Since I love to sleep 😛 I would have definitely wanted the seats to be a bit more comfortable. The chances of you banging the head to the front seat, when the driver applies brakes are more now (experience 😛 ) and if there’s a lady sitting in the front seat you are sure to have a blast ( no I dint experience this, believe me 🙂 ).
4 seats in the front face each other and people sitting there must definitely be extra careful. It once happened, a lady and a gentleman were sitting face to face, the brakes were applied sternly and you can guess the rest of the story 😛
Other than this, it is just an awesome facility given by the government ( which surely is cursed by private buses 😛 ).