RSC 675 Bangalore-Thiruvalla Super Deluxe at Madiwala

The legendary Bangalore – Thiruvalla Super Deluxe Air Bus RSC 675 of the Kerala State Road Transport Corporation (KSRTC) seen at Madiwala bus stop in Bangalore one chilly evening, waiting for its passengers to show up. The bus runs the Salem – Coimbatore – Palakkad – Thrissur – Ernakulam – Alappuzha – Changanaserry route. It departs Bangalore at 1830 from Mysore Road Satellite bus station, 1930 from Madiwala to reach Ernakulam at 0615 and Tiruvalla by 0800. RSC 675 was withdrawn some months after this picture was taken and was replaced with RPC 900.

TP 5 ex-Super Deluxe Air Bus of KSRTC

KSRTC’s TP5 Ordinary running from somewhere on the MC Road to Kottayam Collectorate. TP5 is one of KSRTC’s old warhorses and was the superstar of KSRTC when she was inducted into service in 2004 as only the very second Super Deluxe Air Bus of the corporation. TP5 was of Kottayam depot and ran the most prestigious Kottayam – Bangalore service. I share a special bond with this bus, as it was the first bus I would take to come to Bangalore. She was quite a majestic looker then and was the most advanced bus of her time as the Volvos were yet make an appearance. Her glory days definitely behind her, she still toils on as a lowly Ordinary service of Kottayam depot, here seen at Kuravilangad. But her old glory can surely still be seen!