State owned Andhra Pradesh Road Transport Corporation (APSRTC) has introduced a new Garuda Plus bus service to Bangalore. The 49-seater Volvo bus will start from NTR Bus Station Complex here at 7.30 p.m. and would reach Bangalore at 6 a.m.

In the return direction, the bus would start at Bangalore at 6 p.m. and would arrive in Guntur at 4.30 a.m. and would continue till Vijayawada. The fares inclusive of toll plaza fees is Rs.988 per person.

Inaugurating the service, District Collector V.N Vishnu said that the new service would benefit people commuting to Bangalore frequently.

Deputy Chief Traffic Manager Ch. Pandu Ranga Rao, Executive Director, Vijayawada Region, S. Prakash Rao, Regional Manager, Guntur P.V Rama Rao, Depot Manager, Guntur Depot-1 Ch. Venkateswara Rao, Deputy CME Brahmananda Reddy were present.