Sunday, June 08, 2008

Devanahalli Dairies

It was our third trip to the new airport at Devanahalli in a week. This time what was different was that we decided to try the public transport system. What we had in our favour was that the flight for which we were traveling to the airport was to take off at 7am for Delhi! After back calculating and after being informed that the bus would take 1 hour and 55 minutes, we planned to leave at 4am. That, as per calculations, would mean that my parents would be in the airport by 6am, just in time for the check-in process. Since there are buses from the airport at every hour, we could catch the 6am bus back home! Simple? Well, heres what happened.

We waited at the Jeevan Bima Nagar Bus stand for the Volvo that was to depart at 4am. There was another Vayu Vajra (non-A/C bus) standing there which was to depart at 3:30. Finally at 3:50, the conductor came to us and said that his bus would depart at 3:30! So we got on, suitcases placed neatly on the seats. The ticket price for this bus is INR 80 per head. There were only 5 passengers in the entire trip. The Vayu Vajra bus went painfully slow. All along the route we were being overtaken by cars from either side. Yet, the bus was traveling at 65kmph!!! We reached the airport in 55 minutes. The airport was alive with the international flights still coming in/departing.

After saying our goodbyes, we searched for the bus BIA-S3 which would take us back to the Jeevan Bima Nagar bus stand. There was a Volvo that was to depart at 5am, so we went and sat in it. At precisely 5:07 the bus left the airport with 6 passengers on board. The ticket price for this bus is INR 150 per head. On the way back, the Volvo bus travelled with immense speed and was at its destination at 5:55 (48 minutes traveling time). We were back home by 6:00am! Not bad I'd say!

For all the information of the BIAL bus routes, on-line booking, offline booking and more visit the BMTC BIAL site. For the route map of the BMTC BIAL service, visit the official BIAL site.

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