Thank God Im alive now. The AC bus started from Ernakulam. After it passed Aluva, fire and smoke broke out in the rear space which encompasses the engine and AC unit... We were asked to run for our lives by the conductor. Luckily, no explosion occurred.
We were then shifted to a non AC bus and promised that AC bus would be made available from coimbatore onwards. From coimbatore, we were again given a non AC bus. On protesting, we were given only Rs 200 as compensation. That means, for a tensed non AC travel from Ernakulam to Trichy, we were charged rs 750/head.
It is high time that new services come in this route.