It finally is here... Another visit to mumbai.. I am taking a train that i've never traveled on - the 6530 Udyan express. The loco heading my train is WDP4 20044 of Krishnarajapuram. My coach is A1 - 00063 based at bangalore. The AC is yet to be switched on.. It rained pretty well a while back, and the platforms were too slippery to walk on! Psst! We've started moving... perfectly on time...
Scania was launched in India about two years back. The initial product as only the 14.5M variant, followed by the 12M and the 13.7M variants. The first institutional buyer to purchase the 13.7m variant was the Karnataka State Road Transport Corporation. KSRTC went in for a new brand name for the Scanias, and called them the Airavat Diamond Class. The basic question, like everyone asked, was - what is the difference between the Diamond Class and the Club Class. One primary difference was that Club Class used Volvo B9Rs and Mercedes Benz Multi-Axle buses, while Diamond Class used newer Scania Metrolink HD 13.7m multi-axle buses. Club Class buses have a seating capacity of 49 (44 semi-sleeper seats and 5 regular 'executive' seats), while Diamond Class buses have only 46 seats - all semi-sleeper. The fares are the same in both the classes.
Airavat Diamond Class was first inducted into the KSRTC fleet sometime during the end of June 2015. They initially replaced the first set of M…
I have often received questions on my photos asking what is the difference between "Kallada" and "Kallada G4". Both are travel operators operating from Bangalore to Kerala, and belong to the same family. Out of curiosity, I managed to dig out some information from some connected people, which gave me a lot of information. So thought of sharing it with all..
The Kallada Group was founded in 1975 by
Kallada Ramakrishnan. Mr. Ramakrishnan has 5 sons. Kallada Group was split into
two after the death of Kallada Ramakrishnan in 2003. One of the five brothers,
one brother, Mr. Suresh Kallada, started his own travels business, while the
other four brothers established themselves in other fields. "Kallada Tours
and Travels" operated by Suresh Kallada established themselves in the
business - they have very good presence in all routes running out of Bangalore
to Kerala (mainly south Kerala). The Kallada Group (run by the 4 brothers) established
themselves in various…