Nava Kerala bus rebranded KSRTC Garuda Premium, to start service from May 5

Departing from Kozhikode at 4 am, the bus will arrive in Bengaluru by 11:35 am. File Photo: Manorama.

Thiruvananthapuram: The Nava Kerala bus, introduced as part of the Nava Kerala Sadas outreach program led by the Kerala government, is set to commence its service as part of KSRTC operations starting May 5. Branded as Garuda Premium, the bus promises a luxury inter-state journey with modern amenities.

Route: From Kozhikode to Bengaluru via Kalpetta, Sulthan Bathery, Gundlupet, Mysuru and Mandya.
Stops: Kozhikode, Kalpetta, Sulthan Bathery, Mysuru and Bengaluru (Satellite and Shanti Nagar).
Ticket price: Rs 1,171 plus a 5 per cent luxury tax applicable for AC bus services.
Schedule: Departing from Kozhikode at 4 am, the bus will arrive in Bengaluru by 11:35 am. Its return journey from Bengaluru begins at 2:30 pm, reaching Kozhikode by 10:05 pm.

1. 26 push-back seats
2. Air conditioning
3. Hydraulic lift for boarding and de-boarding passengers with disabilities or senior citizens
4. Toilet and wash basin facilities
5. Television, mobile charging ports and music system

Reservation facilities are available.
Additionally, on Wednesday, May 1, a service will depart from Thiruvananthapuram to Kozhikode at 6:30 pm, where passengers can travel on the bus by purchasing tickets.

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