Hisham Barbhuiya Apr 20 2014

Mehdipatnam – Hyderabad’s Central Boarding Point

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Hyderabad is a city which is a mixture of the old and the new. There are a lot of similarities between the city and Beirut in Lebanon or Riyadh in Saudi Arabia, primarily in terms of culture, people, dress and even food at local Arabian eateries. Besides, the city is also the home of the Nizams, the Qutub Shahis and the related architecture. Tourists visit this city primarily for sightseeing with some of the prime attractions being Charminar, Golconda Fort and Hussain Sagar lake. The spot which lies at the crossroads when it comes to accessing these destinations along with […]

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Urmila Marak Apr 20 2014

Kalasipalayam: One of the oldest bus stands in Bangalore

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Kalasipalayam bus stand in Bangalore, which is over seven decades old, is one of the first in the city.  This was the place from where all inter-state buses started its journey. More than 70 years later, this bus stand remains neglected with all the dirt and garbage strewn around. Not to mention of the stench everywhere. Despite the absolute neglect, it is still an important transit point for all those people coming in and going out of the city. Situated nearly 36 km away from the airport and around 4.8 km from the Majestic Railway Station, Kalasipalayam is also close […]

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Hisham Barbhuiya Apr 12 2014

Certia Bus

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Travelling to distant cities by bus is considered to be very convenient these days, especially by air conditioned buses. Also, bus tickets online have made journeys easier. Of late, foreign brands have always been a big hit. This trend started in the 1990s and continues to this very day. When it comes to buses and transport, things are not much different. Indian brands like Tata may not fascinate an average traveller, but a Volvo or Mercedes-Benz still dominates the minds of young and old alike. Cerita’s Objectives However, things are headed for a good change with a new Indian air-conditioned […]

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Urmila Marak Apr 12 2014

Majestic: The Hub of Arrival and Departure

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All of us identify Majestic in Bangalore with the crowded bus stand. Passengers waiting interminably to board their buses; people looking for information; some running around with luggage looking lost; while others relaxing and having snacks at the various stalls nearby; and buses moving in and out of the terminals or parked haphazardly. The scene may look chaotic to an outsider observing the crowd oblivious to their knowledge, but Majestic also known as Kempegowda Bus Stand is the place from where you will get a bus for travelling anywhere in Bangalore city as well as outside the city and the […]

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Hisham Barbhuiya Apr 05 2014

Elegant Isuzu Buses

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With many air conditioned buses plying on Indian roads these days, there is one model which doesn’t fail to catch the attention of passersby. It is the Isuzu model which is usually characterised by its small stature, yet elegant design, seen transporting employees of IT firms. At the first glance, the vehicle looks light and cute. However, heavier vehicles are also used for inter-city journeys by well-known operators such as SRS, VRL and Sree Kaleswari Travels. How did it start? Based in Tokyo, the capital of Japan, Isuzu was founded in 1916 by an oil and gas manufacturing company. It […]

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