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The first trip in "God's Own Multi-axle" - Bangalore to Alappuzha by Kerala RTC's Volvo B9R

About two months after my last trip - I was preparing for another trip by bus. This one was to Alappuzha, for my cousin's wedding. Options were aplenty, but I hadn't  booked any ticket. I was waiting for that wonder to come in - the new Multi-axle Volvo buses of Kerala State RTC. As the date of my journey came closer, I got tensed. There was no sign of of the buses getting flagged off. The happy news came on April 30th - the first trip was flagged off from Trivandrum. However, reservations from Bangalore were not yet opened. On May 01, 2014, they opened reservations, I got a ticket soon after they opened the reservations. I got seat #15 - a window seat on the left side. Then it was the wait for the D-Day May 09, 2014 : The bus was at 5pm. I was a bit relaxed in office. I had a very late lunch - as I got out from the restaurant after lunch, I realised that I was a bit late already. It was 1530 by then. I had to travel across the City to reach Satellite Bus Station to get in