Travel now from Patna to Calcutta and Bhubaneshwar in swanky Volvo luxury buses .

The buses would start operating as soon as Bihar State Transport Development Corporation (BSRTC) — an undertaking of the state transport department — obtains the permits from the state transport authority.
Nine Volvo buses are parked at Sultan Palace, in Patna and would start operating as soon as Bihar State Transport Development Corporation (BSRTC) obtains the permits from the state transport authority..

The buses would run at an average speed of 60-80kmph and would be able to cover the stretch of around 600 km between Patna and Calcutta in seven-and-a-half to 10 hours. Passengers would have to shell out Rs 700 to avail the service.

Nine Luxury inter-state buses are are already being operated on Patna-Jamshedpur and Patna-Ranchi routes. As per the transport scheme, 120 luxury coaches would be introduced on routes to Jharkhand, Odisha, Chhattisgarh and Bengal.

The Bihar and the Bengal governments have agreed upon 23 routes, of which four would connect Patna with Howrah, Calcutta, Durgapur and Siliguri.

Twelve routes have been approved for the inter-state bus service between Bihar and Odisha. Four of these routes would connect Patna with district headquarters in Odisha — Bhubaneswar, Rairangpur, Balasore and Rourkela.

In the Bihar-Chhattisgarh inter-state bus service, 28 routes have been approved. Five of these routes would connect Patna with districts headquarters in Chhattisgarh, including Ambikapur, Jaspur and Kunkuri among others.

Both Mercedes and Volvo buses would be operated under this service. Euro III engines power the 53-seater luxury coaches. They are equipped with the state-of-the-art facilities including Wi-Fi, TV, Dolby Digital

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