Public Transportation in Bangalore

Though Bangalore public transportation has been famous for its profit making financial model, an anonymous user survey has revealed high dissatisfaction of the service to the public in terms of routes and time schedule followed by these services. Because of Public Transport in Bangalore there is raise in cost of property in Bangalore.

BMTC Bus Network

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BMTC offers a variety of bus services along with air-conditioned buses, special airport services, free services from central bus station to railway station, concessions on fares for daily and monthly regular commuters, etc.

Red Buses: These buses belong to a new batch of ordinaries that had arrived in the city with Euro IV emission norms, with majority of them having red and some having a light blue colour.

Suvarna: These buses are silver coloured along with a red lining. Many of these buses are being repainted into white and blue colour or being converted to Big Circle/Small Circle buses/Metro Feeder services.

BIG 10: These are Suvarna class of buses branded in green & bottle green colours along the 12 major corridors coming inward from surrounding suburbs in the city.

Vajra: Hi-tech buses with LED destination boards with routes planned according to major IT companies’ locations and various residential routes with slightly higher fares – ranging from 1.5 to 3 times that of ordinary ones depending on the route.

Vayu Vajra: Luxurious buses headed towards airport and operated on about 12 routes along with free Wi-Fi access.

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Metro Feeder Buses, BIG Circle and Pushpak are few other buses that ply regularly on Bangalore roads.

Having trial-launched India’s first electric bus on February 2014, BMTC board, after much delaying the proposal to procure electric buses due to high-cost, finally gave its in-principle clearance to induct 150 electric buses. With this, Bengaluru will be the first city in India to launch city bus transport operations using a large fleet of electric buses.

Namma Metro

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Bangalore Metro has just turned five successfully with the first service flagged off between M.G. Road and Byappanahalli on October 20, 2011.

Further Phase I of Namma Metro is being extended at all the four tail-ends. From Byappanahalli end it is being extended to International Tech Park, Whitefield; from Mysore Road Station to Kengeri; from Hesarghatta Road Station to BIEC Junction and from Puttenahalli Cross Station to Anjanapura. Thus, if you are planning to invest in an apartment for sale in Bangalore, consider areas falling along the metro corridor to garner healthy returns on investment.

Furthermore, Phase II is more ambitious that plans to cover about 72 km extending upto Gottigere in South along with a new corridor taking off from RV Road to Bommasandra.

 

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