BANGALORE: In view of Mysore Dasara-2014, KSRTC has made arrangements to operate extra buses in addition to the existing Express, Karnataka Vaibhav, Rajahamsa, Volvo and Volvo Multi-Axle services for visitors at Dasara festival being held at Mysore.
A total of 170 special buses will be operated exclusively from Mysore Road Bus Station to Mysore. Apart from this, special buses will also be operated to Dharmastala, Kukkesubramanya, Sringeri, Horanadu, Shimoga, Mercara, Mangalore, Davangere, Gokarna, Kollur, Hubli, Dharwar, Belgaum, Bijapur, Karwar, Bellary,Hospet, Gulbarga, Raichur and other places in the state and also to Hyderabad,Chennai, Ooty, Kodaikanal, Selam, Tiruchinapalli, Pudukote, Madurai, Tiruchi, Panjim, Shiradi, Mumbai, Ernakulam, Palghat, Tiruvananthapuram and other places in neighbouring states.
Around 230 special buses are being exclusively operated in Mysore for those visiting the surrounding tourist, pilgrimage centres of Mysore like Chamundi Hills, KRS Dam/Brindavan Gardens, Srirangapatna, Nanjanagud. Facility to book computerized reservation tickets in advance for the special buses have also been provided. Information centres are set up in Mysore city and various bus stations. Passengers can book e-tickets online by logging on to www.ksrtc.in.
Advance reservation for the special and scheduled buses can be made through 163 counters in Bangalore, 20 counters in Mysore and 43 counters in Mangalore. Tickets can be booked through the 334 booking counters established by KSRTC in Karnataka and at important cities of neighbouring states. There will be a five per cent discount on the fare, if more than four passengers book tickets together.