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Karnataka to run special buses from December 1 to cater to Sabarimala pilgrimage rush

Bangalore-Sabarimala KSRTC buses: While a ticket in Rajahamsa (executive non-AC) buses is priced at Rs 940, travelling in Volvo (AC) buses will cost Rs 1250.

By: Express Web Desk | Bengaluru, Pamba/nilakkal |
November 20, 2019 5:39:21 pm
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The Karnataka State Road Transport Corporation (KSRTC) has decided to introduce new bus services on the Bengaluru-Pampa route to cater to the rush due to the two-month-long annual Sabarimala pilgrimage season.

In a statement released on Wednesday, KSRTC’s Bengaluru Divisional Controller said the new services would be introduced from December 1. “The new services include a Rajahamsa (executive non-AC) and Volvo (AC) bus that will operate on a daily basis from Shantinagar Bus Station in Bengaluru,” the official told

According to the schedule, the Rajahamsa bus will leave Shantinagar bus stand at 1 pm and reach Pamba at 8.15 am the next day. On its return journey, the bus will depart from Pamba at 5 pm and reach Bengaluru by 12 noon the next day. Each ticket is priced at Rs 940.

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However, each ticket for Volvo bus operated by the KSRTC will cost Rs 1250. The bus will leave Shantinagar in Bengaluru daily at 2 pm and reach Pamba at 6.45 am. On its return leg, the bus will depart from Pamba at 6 pm to reach Bengaluru at 9.45 am.

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The KSRTC has advised passengers to reserve tickets prior to the date of journey either online ( or at computerised KSRTC ticket counters operated at key bus depots across and outside the state.

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A total of 707 such ticket counters are operational in Karnataka and across neighbouring states, according to KSRTC’s passenger advisory.

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First published on: 20-11-2019 at 05:39:21 pm

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