Guwahati, December 14: With much hype going on about Mercedes buses to ply on the roads of Assam, when the already existing Volvo B11Rs’ routes are uncertain or when will they be operational, another luxury bus has already been plying through Assam. It is a Scania multi-axle. Yes! You heard it right. Scania!
The bus provides service on the Shillong-Siliguri route via Guwahati, under the banner of Five Star Travels. It leaves Shilong at around 3:00 pm. It must be noted that it is the first multi-axle Scania of Sima and also the first ever Scania to enter Assam. The bus provides service on alternate days with another Volvo multi-axle and it has been almost two weeks since they have been plying through Guwahati, as informed by our sources.
One can spot the bus on alternate days at ISBT, Guwahati at around 8:00 pm. The above image was clicked on December 14.
Operating base of the bus is Siliguri.