My bus trip was scheduled for 5 AM in the morning. And reporting time was 4.45 AM. We checked out from the hotel and reached the bus stand by 5 AM. Called up the operator’s number and found it switched off. By 6AM a group of about 15 people mainly the elderly and children were also looking for the same bus. They had to board a train from Chennai to Vijayawada by 2 PM. No sign of Bus. When I checked with the rickshaw driver’s about this bus, they told me that this bus comes every day after 7.30 - 8 am. Finally the bus arrived at around 7.30 AM. The driver was very arrogant and when asked him about the late arrival, he rudely said this is a bus not a flight, and threatened us by saying if you all speak too much, we will through you out of the bus. The bus reached a place called Karakkal at around 8.15 AM for change of staff. The staff’s were already present their in a petrol pump. They were talking and doing time pass till 9 AM. This pump is away from the karakkal town and there were no shop’s around. No breakfast and water.
If the bus comes everyday by 8 AM, why mention 5AM departure? For a 5 AM departure, people have get up very early and come to the pickup point much early. Why are you all not sensible to traveller’s inconvenience? For you it is business. No business will survive long, if you are not sensitive and treat public like street dog.