Karnataka State Tourism Development Corporation (KSTDC) has decided to operate double-decker bus services in Hampi.
With less than a month for Dasara-2020, which is being celebrated in a simple manner this year on account of COVID-19, preparations are on for ‘Ambaari’ Double Decker bus ride on designated routes to cover prominent tourist spots of Hampi.
‘Ambaari’ is a specially-built bus for open-roof tours, with a seating capacity of 40. The bus, an initiative of State-run KSTDC and is being launched as a tourist attraction.
The service will start this year and a total of six double-decker buses would be put into service in the first phase. Out of the six buses, four would be introduced in Mysuru and two in Hampi.
Although KSTDC had built a total of six buses, with four meant for the city and two for Hampi in Ballari district, one bus had arrived in Mysuru in March just a few days before the lockdown.