Boarding time was 7:50, and the bus arrived at 8:25 AM. Worse, the scheduled arrival time at Ankola was 5:30 AM. But the driver told us that it would reach by 6 AM as the bus was running late. I told this to my father, who was supposed to pick me up from Ankola. But in reality, the bus reached Ankola at 5 PM and I had to alight at that time. It being an early morning time, there was nobody on the streets. I had to wait for 20 minutes before my father arrived. It was horrible time as lady (me), standing with a small kid (my 5-year old daughter), were the only ones on the street and anything could have happened.