Jaipur: A direct air-conditioned bus service will connect Jaipur with country's commercial capital Mumbai. The Rajasthan State Road Transport Corporation (RSRTC) will start operating premium volvo bus service from Jaipur to Mumbai from Tuesday.
The 41-45 seater bus will travel daily from Jaipur to Mumbai and Mumbai to Jaipur in 22 hours, via Bhilwara-Udaipur-Ahmedabad-Vapi-Virar.
The super luxury AC-volvo bus would leave Jaipur at 11 am and end its journey at Mumbai Central Bus Stand (opposite to Bombay Central) at 8.45 am the next day. On route to Mumbai, the bus would halt at Bhilwara, Chittorgarh Bypass stand, Udaipur, Ahmedabad, Baroda, Surat, Valsad, Vapi and Virar.
The same bus will daily make the return journey from Mumbai Central bus stand at 6.30 pm and reach Jaipur through the same route and identical halts at 4 pm the next day, RSRTC official spokesman Sudhir Bhatti informed.
The Jaipur-Mumbai volvo bus journey will cost Rs 1971 to each bus passenger. Presently, trains connecting Jaipur and Mumbai via Sawai Madhopur-Kota and Ajmer-Ahmedabad route take 17 to 20 hours.
The Jaipur-Mumbai volvo bus service is not a new bus service, but extension of the already existing Jaipur-Surat volvo service, added the spokesman.
"This would particularly benefit the passengers between the two cities who are unable to make the railway journey for want of confirmed rail reservation," the RSRTC spokesman added.
The new bus service will also render second volvo bus service for those wanting to travel between Jaipur and Ahmedabad. Already a volvo bus service leaves Jaipur daily at 9.30 pm for Ahmedabad. The volvo bus services from Jaipur presently connects the Pink City with Delhi, Agra, Lucknow, Shimla, Hardwar, Udaipur, Jodhpur, Jaisalmer and Dungerpur.