The Volvo Service….
I have taken this, with permission, from the LiveJournal of “prashathks” who is (surprise, surprise!) K S Prashanth, who is becoming a good friend of mine….
Has anyone else had such a negative experience on the Volvo buses?
I thought the situation would so bad till I experienced it myself today.
From the LJ entry of “prashanthks:
After returning home, too, late to catch the first shuttle to office, we (my wife Vidhya and I) decided that we will take the Volvo to office. Since some people said that it would not stop at Jayanagar 5th block but only in front of the Ragigudda temple in 9th block, V and I decided to go there. We thought that we might have to go standing but were hopeful that we would get seats soon. But that was not to be. We were among the first 10 or so to stand in the bus but as we went on, more and more people started boarding the bus to the point where was no place to even move a muscle.
I would rather go standing in a BMTC (non-volvo) bus. paying 1/5th the ticket fee *and* hopeful of getting a seat after a few stops. Whereas the public in the Volvo’s are always going to the last stop, i.e ITPL and the other surrounding IT offices. I am talking about buses that ply between ITPL and other places, not onesthat ply from residential to residential areas. This was sheer madness….the more we thought the bus was too crowded to let more people in, the more do…. 10s of people climbing in every stop. Sheer stupidity.
No, Never again I am going to travel in a Volvo if there are no free seats. For that matte….r even if there are free seats, because then its hell getting out from the seats to the door in such a congested envionment. Sux.