VISAKHAPATNAM: The APSRTC is extending its existing AC Garuda (Volvo) services to Tirupati up to Bangalore from March 1, keeping in view the demand from the traveling public, according to its regional manager N. Venkateswara Rao here on Tuesday.

This is the first direct bus service from here to Bangalore. The bus leaves at 1.30 p.m. and reaches Bangalore at 3.30 p.m. The fare is Rs.1,092 (Rs. 819 for a child).