If you are waiting to travel in a bus which will offer you food and toilet facilities without having to get down at designated stops, then here it is. The Karnataka State Road Transport Corporation (KSRTC) is launching such services on Wednesday in select buses. Six multi-axle Volvo buses will have toilets and two of them will also have in-house pantry services.
The Airavat buses with toilet facilities will now be called Airavat Superia and those with both toilets and in-house pantry will be named Airavat Bliss. KSRTC had announced such an initiative on April 20 to make long-distance travelling a world-class experience, particularly for the elderly and those with children.
Officials told TOI that the toilets will be cleaned by maintenance staff of KSRTC and the food provided will be outsourced to a private vendor. “We will later outsource the entire pantry service to the vendor, depending on demand. Also, buses which ply for more than 10 hours, like the ones to Mumbai and Pune, will have a full-fledged in-house pantry service,” said officials.
Of the six buses to have such facilities are those bound for Chennai and Tirupati. Also, two of the Airavat Bliss buses will have live television sets fixed behind the seats. They’ll also be Wi-Fi enabled and can be tracked by Global Positioning System (GPS).