Saturday, May 30, 2015

Garuda Plus . AGAIN !

The date Twenty nine (29) has become an auspicious one for one of the youngest STU in India. T.S.R.T.C. Followers of this Blog might have already got some clue regarding 29th. It is the day when the First Bus under JnNURM U.B.S-II had arrived to the Capital (29/07/14). It is the Date when the prestigious launch of the New Brand "METRO LUXURY" took place(29/11/14). So what is so auspicious about  29th  this time (29/05/15) ?? keep reading to know it.

Just imagine any time around 2004, did you ever even dream of  making long distance journeys with out any hassles ? Comfortable long distance journeys were never in sight then. Just when the four laning of highways reached its peak and Volvo s started to dominate the roads, A.P.S.R.T.C (undivided) too jumped in to the league with a host of Volvo s Branded as "GARUDA" buses. But, some where in the middle of race when private operators and its counterpart in Karnataka started operating Multi-axle buses it was left alone. To fill this gap and regain the lost long distance passengers, A.P.S.R.T.C joined the league of Multi-axles in 2011 with a fleet of 42 Garuda Plus buses (21 Volvo - 21 Merc) , It has been long since the fleet was upgraded with new buses . over time buses were shuffled between depots and various new routes were started .

Also it will be an year in few days since the state split in to two . So what does T.S.R.T.C have in store for passengers . while A.P.S.R.T.C has gone ahead and started trial runs of Scania , the latter has stuck to good old Volvo s . So now why are even mentioning this ?


T.S.R.T.C , sensing the increasing demand for A/C buses in long distance services has decided to augment its fleet with New VOLVO MULTI-AXLE B9Rs ! and it is again the Date of 29th when the First Bus under this augmentation reached the Capital. Yes! long after introducing the Garuda Plus buses, T.S.R.T.C received it's New Volvo 9400 Multi-axle Garuda Plus Buses on 29/05/15.


So... shall we have a look at those Newbies ?

The Official Logo of T.S.R.T.C
The Official Logo of T.S.R.T.C
Symbolic representation of Garuda bird
Symbolic representation of Garuda bird
The Elevated Name over the Graphics
The Elevated Name over the Graphics

The Interior Comforts are more appealing than the Exterior Looks of the Bus, so first have a look at the Interiors of the Bus.

The Interior Seating
The Interior Seating
The Hot Seat
The Hot Seat

Entertainment!!
Entertainment!!
A Spectacular view from Inside
A Spectacular view from Inside


These Days Volvo has been facing comments from critics regarding Safety measures of the Bus. Overcoming all those, the New Buses have come with Fullyloaded Safety Measures. It has got
* First-aid Kit.
* Fire Extinguishers at Front & Back.
* Emergency Exit Door with steps to get down on the rear end.
* Emergency Exit Windows & hammers beside every window.


The First-aid Kit.
The First-aid Kit.

The Emergency Exit Door.
The Emergency Exit Door.


* Fire Suppression System - it is a requirement of the Corporation which lead to adding of this New Feature to the Bus. Previously this Feature was only restricted to the JnNURM U.B.S-II Buses. Therefore T.S.R.T.C 's New Garudaplus Buses are now the First Ones in the Coach Segment of Volvo India to have the Fire Suppression System.

The Fire Suppression System installed in the Luggage Booth.

The Fire Suppression System installed in the Luggage Booth.

Functioning of this System: when heat increases or smoke comes from the Luggage booth or Engine of the Bus, this System Automatically Sprays a Chemical and Cools the Place. By this, there is less Scope for Fire accidents to Occur in this Swedish Beauty.

we cannot resist from saying, "we may get everything late, but we get the best"


Here are the Exteriors now...

T.S.R.T.C New Volvo 9400 GARUDAPLUS Bus.

T.S.R.T.C New Volvo 9400 GARUDAPLUS Bus.

T.S.R.T.C New Volvo 9400 GARUDAPLUS Bus.

T.S.R.T.C New Volvo 9400 GARUDAPLUS Bus.

T.S.R.T.C New Volvo 9400 GARUDAPLUS Bus.

T.S.R.T.C New Volvo 9400 GARUDAPLUS Bus.

T.S.R.T.C New Volvo 9400 GARUDAPLUS Bus.

T.S.R.T.C New Volvo 9400 GARUDAPLUS Bus.

T.S.R.T.C New Volvo 9400 GARUDAPLUS Bus.

T.S.R.T.C New Volvo 9400 GARUDAPLUS Bus.


T.S.R.T.C New Volvo 9400 GARUDAPLUS Buses.

T.S.R.T.C New Volvo 9400 GARUDAPLUS Buses.


Now it has been worth Notable that T.S.R.T.C had
Ordered this Model weeks after the New Faced B9R had took birth from the Volvo & it is done so giving due respect to it's past experiences with this Model & New Safety Features installed as per the requirements of the Corporation. By this act, it cannot be assumed that the corporation is making time with the yet Existing Models. T.S.R.T.C gonna take much more initiatives in the upcoming days.

Stay Tuned with this Blog to know more about them..!!


Drafted and Edited by
G.S.R.Chaitanya (ratnam) & Revanth Chowdary.
LOVE of Z - Celebrating public Transport.

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