New bus service to Mallapuram begins

Madikeri: KSRTC introduced a new inter-State Karnataka Sarige express bus service from Madikeri to Mallapuram in Kerala from Wednesday.

Vivek Poovaiah from the Movement for the Welfare of Community and Environment (MOWCE), who works closely with KSRTC, said here in a statement that the bus would depart from Madikeri at 7 a.m. via Virajpet (8.10 a.m.), Ammathi (8.30 a.m.), Polibetta (8.50 a.m.), Gonicoppa (9.30 a.m.), Balele (10.10 a.m.), H.D. Kote (11.05 a.m.), Nanjangud (12.20 p.m.), Gundlupet (1.15 p.m.) and pass through Bandipur, Mudhumalai, Theppakadu, Gudalur, Nilambur, Manjeri before arriving at Mallapuram at 6.15 p.m. In the return direction, the bus would leave Mallapuram at 6.30 a.m. passing through Manjeri (7 a.m.), Nilambur (7.30 a.m.), Gudalur (8.30 a.m.). It would take the Theppakadu, Mudhumalai, Bandipur route to reach Gundlupet at 11.45 a.m.

From there, the bus would proceed to Nanjangud (12.20 p.m.) and H.D. Kote (2 p.m.) and pass through Karmadu to reach Balele (3.10 p.m.), Gonicoppa (3.55 p.m.), Polibetta (4.15 p.m.) and Virajpet (4.40 p.m.) before arrivingin Madikeri at 5.30 p.m., Mr. Poovaiah said.

The service was provided with advance reservation facility. It was expected to benefit business travellers and plantation workers, he said.

-The Hindu

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    Subscribed members will get the messages in the form of short message service (SMS) in English on mobile phones.
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    National and International News related to coffee
    Government schemes for farmers

    Market name Varieties covered
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    Mudigere Arabica Robusta
    Madikeri Arabica Robusta
    Virajpet Arabica Robusta
    Somwarpet Arabica Robusta
    Sakleshpur Seasonal Seasonal

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    Mudigere 8200/8900
    C.magalur 8200/9000
    Sakleshpur 8300/8850

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    Mar11 2011(-0.05%)
    May11 2028(-0.05%)
    Jul11 2042(-0.10%)
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