Recently I was traveling to Chittoor and wanted to try Kesineni travel service for the first time. I have been observing loads of buses from this provider but never had a chance to travel in their bus. I booked VOLVO A/C ticket from Chittoor to Hyderabad from redbus.in and the bus fare was Rs 700/- definitely cannot say ‘ONLY’ but given the distance it SOUNDS reasonable. The boarding point I chose was S.R.Nagar. As the Boarding point address was little confusing because it was referring to the office opposite S.R.Nagar Bus Stop, which actually goes in the opposite direction of Chittoor. So I called the agent using the number on the ticket. He gave me the actual address which is near Umesh Chandra Statue , below Gouthami Degree College.
The reporting time was 9:45 but to be on safe side, I reached there by 9:25 PM. The little long office of Kesineni is decent enough and lot of free chairs were there to occupy. In this IPL fever, I had to sacrifice a match but was speculating that Kesineni’s office might be having a TV but unfortunately they didn’t put any Television. Slowly people started coming and by 10 PM there were many people around. The flow of private buses started and I was a bit scared that I might miss the bus and was cautious.
One very good thing at Kesineni is they put a unique number on each bus and the same is printed on the ticket. The Chittoor bus had VL134 as the number, which mean ‘Volvo’ I guess because for Non AC buses they ‘NAC’ prefix. I was eagerly waiting for my bus because there were many other travel buses coming in and going except our bus. At last at around 10:35 my bus came to the spot. I boarded and found to be having decent seats. The TV in the bus is small in size with another monitor in the middle of the bus. After dillydallying a lot ‘Konchem Istam Konchem Kastam’ movie was played. I watched it for a while and started falling asleep. Meanwhile the boy handed over a mineral water bottle to me, which is a free service given in Volvo/AC buses. One of my fellow passengers didn’t find his blanket and the staff were courteous enough to provide him one.
We reached Chittoor around 8 AM though the ticket said around 6:30 AM.On the whole it was definitely not a bad experience with Kesineni but can say an average one. The staff behavior was good enough.