Travelled in Infant jesus 8.45 pm service Bus Tn74 AB 2070, from Perungalathur to Nagercoil on 11-9-15.
We reached perungalathur by 8.50 pm, Bus came to Perungalathur by 9.45, 2 persons didnt turn up. The bus almost stopped near the Eraniamman koil, making us to run behind the bus for a good 250 metres carrying the luggage in the dark mud road.
After many phone calls and ticket reconciliation started by 10 pm from perungalathur, passenger pickup was there from Urapakkam, Guduvanchery, SRM, then a diesel filling halt at SP koil for 25 minutes, then left.
Heavy traffic, not much speed observed, thought speed will pickup from tindivanam, then thought after vikravandi it will be fast, then again after ulundurpet it will be fast. No hope normal run.
Video was playing till singaperumal koil only, stopped the DVD player then restarted, it displayed invalid key message then no audio so video was switched off before Chengalpet itself.
Reached Madurai 4 am, Tirunelveli 7 am and lot of luggages were unloaded. Then at Kavalkinaru one pulsar bike unloading. Reached Nagercoil by 8;30 am, website advertised time is 6:30.
Bethlehem MB overtook us at Madurai. AVK travels overtook us near virudhunagar. No one got down at valliyur still entered the town and came out.
Lot of rattles in the bus, many seats were torn, my seat no 5, the seat cushion came off like MTC bus.
Return on 13th Sep, 6:45 pm Tn 74 s 7020 Nagercoil to Chennai, as usual at nagercoil itself bus top got loaded with various wooden door frames, completely loaded and occupied the entire roof
started by 7 pm, at tirunelveli again loading the luggage, the loadmen itself were astonished to see the top loaded items.
Started by 9 pm, then dinner halt at Kayathar toll plaza hotel.
Reached Tambaram by 6:30 am. complete 11.50 hours travel.
Asked them to stop at chromepet, crew reluctantly stopped.
10 hours travel from perungalathur to Nagercoil, those drive days are gone.
Now looks like any other service nothing to notice, the speed, punctuality and customer friendliness crew, all missing in this trip