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