Buoyed by the success of the ‘Pancharama specials’ operated during the just-concluded Kartika masam, the Visakhapatnam Region of RTC has decided to operate special buses to prominent Vaishnavite temples during Dhanurmaasam.

The buses will cover Dwaraka Tirumala, popularly known as ‘China Tirupathi’, Antarvedi, Appannapalli, Gollala Mamidada, and Annavaram temple.

The fare is Rs.750 (deluxe) and Rs.880 (super luxury) for adults. The tour named ‘Dhanurmasam pancha Vaishnava divya kshetrala sandarshana’ will cover the five temples in a single day.

“The response to the ‘pancharama specials’ was overwhelming. During this Karteeka masam, we operated 42 specials as compared to 17 during the last season. The additional income generated was Rs.15.05 lakhs,” Deputy Chief Traffic Manager (rural) P. Jeevan Prasad said on Wednesday.

The bookings for the Dhanurmasam specials are open. The specials will leave Visakhapatnam at 8 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays. These specials will be available on December 14 and 15, December 21, 22, December 28, 29, January 4 and 5 and January 11 and 12.

Passengers can call on mobile numbers 99592 25602 and 99592 25234.