Biswajith Baurah, freelance travel correspondent, gave us the information that a Volvo Low Floor bus has arrived at Belgaum/Belagavi depot -1.
The said bus is a VOLVO 8400 low floor air-conditioned bus, with 6-speed fully automatic gear system bearing a Rear-mounted, 6-cylinder,7-litre diesel VOLVO D7E 290 hp @ 2100 rpm.
This bus was originally with BMTC(Bengaluru City Bus) then the bus was shifted to Hubballi depot where it was plying the Hubballi-Dharwad route. After which the said bus was shifted to Belgaum/Belagavi depot from where it was sent to Chikkodi depot where it travelled the Chikkodi-Nippani route for a short time and now it is back to Belgaum/Belagavi depot-1.
Sources say the bus would be put on the Belgaum/Belagavi-Hubballi route.
Currently only one such bus has arrived.
Infact under the JNURUM 10 AC buses and 50 normal buses were alloted for Belgaum/Belagavi. But it seems only on papers.