Transport in Mysore

For any city to be covered from its length and breadth, public transport has always been the most preferred and convenient option. It is the public transport that has become a part of the daily lives of the common people and remained a constant for over decades. A good city or town is always defined by its public transport or modes of conveyance. A similar case beckons for the city of Mysore, which is also known as the cultural capital of the state of Karnataka. Mysore also has a fair share of good public transport with well defined modes like buses auto rickshaws and others.

Transport services in Mysore

Buses in Mysore

There are regular bus services run by the Karnataka State Road Transport Corporation (KSRTC) that cover almost the entire city of Mysore. Established in the year 1961, the KSRTC is known for its punctuality, reliability and safety. The KSRTC has two different set of buses catering to different categories of people.

Mysore Transportation

One of the categories is known as the Pushpak, which is the multi compartment bus; Parisavahini, which is the Low emission old buses and the Marco polo low floored and semi – low floored buses. These fleets of buses are targeted at the common man of the city in order to ensure a safe, reliable and a cost – effective travel. The minimum fares of such buses begin from Rs. 5 for minimum distance and go upto Rs. 15 depending on the distance.

The other category of buses is represented by the Volvo. The Volvo is aimed at providing a comfortable travel to the upper classes and in order to attract them to use public transport instead of personal vehicles. The service is operated by deploying Air-conditioned, Euro-III conforming to kneeling mechanism, collapsible exit floor and room for wheel-chair. These services are hard to miss as they are red in color and operate only on select localities like Infosys Campus, L&T, Chamundi Hills, Nanjangud, Srirangapatna and Yelawala of Mysore. The minimum fare for these buses begins at Rs.10 for the shortest distance and go upto Rs. 30. Senior citizens travelling on either fleet can avail discounts upto 10% on display of proper documents regarding the same.

KSRTC has also launched a GIS application which helps citizens track down the current location of their buses, thereby creating awareness regarding any sort of delay as well as preventing overcrowding in buses as well as roads.

Mysore Bus Routes

All the buses originate from the city bus stand and scatter to various parts across the city. The buses are numbered from 1 to 400 with various buses having sub – sections under them like 10A, 10 B and so on. There is regular frequency to places like the LnT campus and the Infosys Campus as they are a fast growing IT hub in the city. There is also good frequency to places like JP Nagar and all other areas that are home to the seven palaces in the city. The KSRTC City bus stand can be contacted for any inquiry on 0821 – 2425819, while for reservations and any other inquiry pertaining to the same can is addressed on 0821- 2443602.

Auto in Mysore

Auto rickshaws have always been the most convenient option of travel across the country. Same goes the case for Mysore as well. The auto – rickshaws in Mysore city run by the meter up until 10 PM after which you need to pay 50% higher than the meter reading and after midnight you need to pay double the reading on the meter. The minimum fare for the first 2 kilometers is Rs. 20 followed by Rs. 11 increase in every kilometer traveled.

Transport Facilities in Mysore

A unique feature of auto – rickshaws in Mysore is that they are available in a pre – paid format outside the railway station of Mysore. By paying Re.1 at a kiosk nearby, and by filling the details of your destination, the rickshaw is at your feet. The fare for your destination is mentioned in the slip handed over to you which is the exact amount you need to pay to the driver and hand over the slip to him at the end of your journey.

Air Travel To and Fro Mysore

Mysore has its own airport through where you can get aboard various flights.
There are many airline ticket booking companies which help travelers with their domestic and international flight bookings. These are:

  •     Greenlineholidays
Office-Address :- No 1474/A
Prakash Deluxe Hotel Building,
New Sayyaji Rao Road,
Pin Code 570021.
Contact -Number: 08214192599
Email Address: [email protected]

  •     Geanis world
Office-Address: 387,
Near Avila Convent
Krishna Vilas Road
Pin Code: 570024,
Contact- Number:-9986566953
Email Address: [email protected]

  •     Air Connect Travels
Office-Address: 2348/1,
 Geelan Complex,
 Mission Hospital Road,
Mandi Mohalla
Anegundi Rd, Tilak Nagar,
Mobile-Number: 98 80 867138

  •     Super Travels
Office-Address: Sunder Archade,
Opposite Suber Bus Stop,
 Doora, Mysore,
Mobile-Number: 093 43 219888

  •     Annapurna Tours and Travels
Office-Address: Vani Vilas Mohalla,
Mysore - 570002

  •     Archana International Travels
Office-Address: No. 94,
Devaraja Urs Road,
Devaraja Mohalla,
Mysore - 570001
Contact Number: 0821 - 4250999
Mobile-Numbers: 9342787894

  •     AVN Holiday Networks
Office-Address: Shop No. 2,
Govindappa Complex,
 2nd Cross,
Kalidasa Road,
V.V. Mohalla,
Mysore - 570002
Contact Number: 0821 - 2410816
Mobile-Numbers: 9019601010, 93416 6313

  •     Bharani Travel Agency
Office-Address: No.2272,
K Block, Kuvempunagar,
Adchnagar Road,
Mysore - 570023
Contact Number: 0821 - 2463687

  •     Brindavan Travels
Office-Address: No.35-A,
 1st Main, 1st Stage,
Brindavan Extension,
Mysore - 570020
Contact-Number: 0821 - 2514079

  •     Citizens Tours and Travels
Office-Address: No.837,
6th Main, 2nd Cross,
N Block, Aravind Nagar,
Mysore - 570023
Contact-Number: 0821 - 2560265, 0821 - 2567781

Transporters in Mysore

The various transporters in the city of Mysore include:

Kerala Transport (0821 - 2423282)
Venkata Laxmi Transports (0821 – 2429068)
MS Carriers (0821 – 2480454)
Navata Road Transport (0821 – 2448123)
Surath Goods Transport Services (0821 – 2421038)
Maqbool Transport (0821 – 2432678) and
Mahalingesh Transport (0821 – 2421312) among many others. These transporters help in sorting out your goods transport worries if any.

Overall, Mysore represents a very sorted picture of Public Transport and hence appears decongested and without any snarls or difficulties for the communities!

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