Ultra-deluxe air coaches inaugurated

COMFORT: An ultra-deluxe air coach being operated by State Express Transport Corporation in Tirunelveli.  

Staff Reporter

To be operated between Tirunelveli and Bangalore

TIRUNELVELI: To successfully face the competition being posed by private omni-bus operators, State Express Transport Corporation has introduced ultra-deluxe air coaches to be operated between Tirunelveli and Bangalore.

The first bus left for Bangalore from Tirunelveli on Saturday evening without any formal ceremony, as the election model code of conduct is in force.

The 36-seater, costing about Rs.16 lakh, would leave Tirunelveli at 6 p.m. everyday and reach the `Garden City' at 6 a.m. the next day after traversing through Madurai, Salem, Krishnagiri and Hosur. The ticket fare would be Rs. 350.

SETC sources here said the Tirunelveli division, presently operating 56 buses, was all set to get 10 brand new buses, which would offer pleasant experience to long-distance commuters.