Now, ‘Dine on Board’ services

The APSRTC on Saturday launched ‘Dine on Board’ service on Garuda, Garuda Plus and Vennela buses.

Passengers can feat on delicacies such as biryani, roti-curry, sandwiches, and the like for dinner. The food items would be delivered to buses at the Mahatma Gandhi Bus station, 15 minutes before departure. Besides dinner, passengers can also order food from popular outlets like Karachi Bakery and Pulla Reddy Sweets. The service was launched in association with a private agency on a 6-month trial basis in 15 buses connecting the city to Bangalore, Pune, Shirdi, Chennai, Visakhapatnam, Kakinada and Tirupati. Terms of the agreement stipulate that the private agency not charge more than 20 per cent of the MRP or cost of food items as notified by respective outlets.

To avail the facility, passengers should call 868-893-1666 and place their orders at least three to four hours before the journey. For details, log onto



RTC to soon have ‘dine on board’ service

This New Year, commuters travelling in RTC Garuda, Garuda plus and other AC buses would have the pleasure of enjoying delicious biryani, roti curry, curd rice and even yummy sweets from popular joints and pizzas as authorities are planning to launch “Dine on Board” service very shortly. Passengers opting for this service can order their choice of food while booking tickets at Authorised Ticket Booking counters or online and pay accordingly. The food would be served hot in buses at Mahatma Gandhi Bus Station (MGBS) minutes before the journey begins.

The objective was to make it convenient for passengers. Most passengers complain about drivers stopping buses at dhabas and roadside hotels during long distance journeys. Besides, affecting passengers’ health, it also consumes lot of time and eventually journey time extends, said RTC Greater Hyderabad zone Executive Director Executive Director A. Koteswara Rao.

RTC will be entering into an agreement with a private agency for launching the service. The agency will be preparing biryani, roti curry, curd rice etc at its premises, while sweets and pizzas would be purchased from the respective outlets selected by passengers.