Sunday, November 27, 2016

First travel on Nagpur Dhule route by a private bus.

I had traveled a lot on this route by my car and once by train. This was the first time to travel in bus. Presenting it as a photo feature.

1) Date: 20/11/2016 to 21/11/2016

Travel: Nagpur to Dhule

Bus No: MH-40 / AT 0288, Ashok Leyland, Viking Model

Seat / Berth no: 18 (Lower single berth on the left in third row. In all 5 rows of berths for passengers. )

Bus operator: Baba Travels, Nagpur


Body built at: Sutlej coach, Jalandhar.
Travel Time: 9 hours 20 minutes (20/11/2016 20.00 to 21/11/2016 05.20) Though the bus left Vivekanandnagar (Baba travels HO) at 18.45 sharp. It took to leave Nagpur from Wadi at 20.00. It stopped enroute at Burdi, Ravinagar.
Distance: 500 kms. (Approximately)
Ratings and reviews

Legend:  5- Excellent          4-very good           3-average              2-below average
1- poor

1.    Seat or berth comfort:
(The seat was exactly on the rear wheels. But the suspension were too good to make one feel the impact of the numerous speed breakers)
2.  Air conditioning:
(Perfect maintenance of the temperature inside the coach.)
3.    Suspension:  
(Excellent. Though this bus was new still the suspensions were good by any standards.)
4.    Cleanliness:
(Excellent. The coach was sparkling clean from outside as well as inside. The passage has LED lighting strip and the inside coach lighting was very good.)
5.     Staff behavior with passengers: 5
6.     Driving: 5
     (Excellent driving. Avoided overspeeding and unnecessary braking. Always kept the comfort of the cabin passengers in mind.)
7.    Punctuality in timings: 5
(Started right time and reached 10 minutes before time at Dhule.)
8. Essential amenities inside bus: 4
(Charger points were in non working condition. Now a days, looking at the smart phone users and their usage throughout the day, charging point is an essential commodity. Good quality blankets were  provided.)
9. Inside ambiance of the coach: 5
10.   Selection of Places to stop for dinner / morning tea etc2
 (Filthy eatery was selected for dinner at 22.40. I wondered this place was also selected by VRL travels and Saini travels for their dinner halt. No proper sanitation and one would definitely not prefer even to sit at such a dirty place leave about eating. In my opinion the operators should have selected better place to stop for dinner. )

Overall ratings: 46 /50 (92 %)

Commenets: Excellent experience. Only negatives were charging points inside the coach and dinner halt.