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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Best Places To Shop In Bangalore!

We ladies know that the solution to all our problems is a good Retail therapy. Bangalore is prominent for shopping, one can buy anything and everything from statement jewellery, trendy clothes, footwear, sarees, antiques to gold. You can go for big brands or bargain while street shopping and get a great deal.

Here are some perfect destinations for your Retail therapy. If you find all these places interesting, you should look out for apartments for sale in Bangalore or flats for sale in Bangalore and enjoy your Retail therapy here. You can also look out for property for sale in Bangalore and make it your vacation home, if you are planning to buy a second home or even rent it out for that matter, as we all know that the ROI in Bangalore is very high.

  1. Commercial Street

Commercial Street is a one stop shop for all your shopping needs. This place is also known as Comp Street, here you can find anything from rich silk sarees to antiques to real gold jewellery. One thing that is very famous among the patrons is the Street Shopping options. You can test your bargaining skills and get great deals on junk jewellery, hair accessories, trinkets, clothes and footwear. Also, you can take your mom’s here and they can buy house needs like curtains and bed sheets.

  1. M. G. Road

M.G. Road is a perfect synonymous with shopping in Bangalore. This place has a lot of brands on their alley. Apart from the regular clothing brands, you can also purchase sarees ranging from typical traditional to the trendy one. Gold is very loved by the Bangaloreans, so one can also buy some attractive gold jewellery here as well. Also, for the book readers, there is a shop named Higginnbothams, where one can find a wide variety of books for everyone. Adding further, you can also buy antiques from M.G. Road.

  1. National Market

National Market in Gandhi Nagar, Bangalore is an ideal destination if you wish to buy electronics and home appliances at a very cheap price. It’s just like Crowfard Market of Mumbai. You can also purchase mobiles, movie CD’s and music CD’s at this place. This place is very popular among the Bangaloreans. People, especially guys who do not want to shell out too much of their money in buying a jeans can buy one here at a low price. You can also buy t-shirts, jackets, and shoes from look a-like brands at a very affordable price.

If you find all these places interesting, you should look out for apartments for sale in Bangalore or flats for sale in Bangalore and enjoy your Retail therapy here. You can also look out for property for sale in Bangalore and make it your vacation home, if you are planning to buy a second home or even rent it out for that matter, as we all know that the ROI in Bangalore is very high.

Top 3 Pubs in Bangalore, India

Bangalore is definitely becoming a hub of pubs! With travelers and college students filling up this capital city of Karnataka, Bangalore, it is becoming one of the top city for all the party goers. From quirky little pubs to super cool cocktail bars, here are must visit pubs, where you can grab a drink and enjoy in Bangalore.

1) 13th Floor

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13th floor is more than just a lounge, with their impressive array of great wine and champagne cocktails. Whether it is day or night, 13th Floor is always a hit with its mesmerizing view of the Bangalore cityscape and the elegantly changing sky view. The music played here comes straight out of an 80s compilation tape, lounge mixes and rock ballads. You also have an option to chill on the rooftop aside from the lounge, and enjoy the gorgeous view of the skyline of Bangalore. This is surely a trendy and sophisticated joint. So, if you are along among people who enjoy trendy and sophisticated joints, then you should look out for apartments for sale in Bangalore or flats for sale in Bangalore.

Cost for two: Rs. 2200 (approx)

Address: 84, Barton Centre, MG Road, Bangalore 560001.

2.Skyye Lounge

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Skyye lounge is a roof top lounge that is located on the inside of UB City, and is the highest and most stunning bar in Bangalore. This place hosts various booking readings, art exhibitions, local stand-up performances, and karaoke nights that are loved by the visitors. Skyye Lounge exudes creativeness and ingenuity, with neon lights and a light up floor, the dance floor and seating both stand out, all thanks to the rainbow of colors emanating from them. If you want to create some memories, then this place is a must visit in Bangalore! Look out for apartments or flats for sale in Bangalore and enjoy this cool lounge and make unlimited memories.

Cost for two: Rs. 2500 (approx)

Address: 16th Floor, Uber Level, Canberra Block, UB City, Vittal Mallaya Road.

3.Opus

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Opus is one of the coolest joints in Bangalore, it is simple yet classy kind of bar. This place embodies the Goan spirit of “Eat, sing, drink, dance and make merry, 7 days a week!” and was created through a common love of arts. This place almost looks like a studio, with bright colorful lights and some beautiful paintings on the walls. The meaning of Karaoke has been redefined at Opus with the insane energy and singing talent that emerges and is worth a watch with a drink in hand. If you are some one who wants to enjoy your life to the fullest then you should surely look out for apartments for sale in Bangalore, so that you can enjoy this Pub once in a week.

Cost for two: Rs. 1500 (approx)

Address: 4, 1st Main, Chakravarthy Layout, Palace Cross Road, Off Sankey Road, Bangalore.