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I had planned to travel to Cochin for the last Christmas Holidays to spend some quality time with my parents. As usual , all the available modes of transport were booked well in advance and I somehow managed to get a ticket from Coimbatore to Cochin from some travel operator (not worth mentioning) on 21 Dec 2007 at 10.30 pm. I also got a ticket from Bangalore to Coimbatore from KPN in the 1.00 PM bus. I was shocked as to how things could fall into place so easily. But God had other plans …
The 1.00 PM bus arrived at 3.00 PM at the boarding point in Bommanhalli. The journey to Coimbatore was a 7 hours one. So even if takes 7 hours I thought I had a cushion of 30 mins. to board the next bus. This relaxed me a bit and I slept off in the bus. When I woke up and hour later I was shocked to find myself hardly 50 kms from Bangalore and the bus was halted for snacks. This really pissed me off. I requested the driver to take me to Coimbatore at the earliest and told him the scenario I was in but it fell on deaf ears. He was so reluctant in pressing the damn accelerator and the bus was moving at a snails’ pace. ( around 50 km/hr) in bus terms. The road department also added to the misery as they were busy relaying the load and the traffic was disrupted due to it. I could see the driver having a wicked grin when he looked at me.
The journey was eventful with the bus being caught in a traffic jam for 45 mins. I was also tortured by the horrible on road films that he was screening . Guys! please direct some sensible movies, people need to survive after watching it.
At last I reached Coimbatore at 12.30 AM, 2 hours after my scheduled arrival. Had the bus come at 1 PM as it should , I would have reached Coimbatore by 10.30 PM.
Hoping against odds that KPN shall improve
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