Thursday, June 9, 2011

Bangalore Public Transport

Bangalore (State: Karnataka) has reasonably good public transport system. The main mode of local transport are auto rickshaws and buses. People who can afford can also choose variety of metered taxis. The local travel by train is still in infancy stage with the construction of Metro still in progress.

Bangalore Metropolitan Transport Corporation (BMTC) runs bus services for traveling within the city. It has added or replaced its fleet of buses with the introduction of new buses. The service has been upgraded with the introduction of air-conditioned buses.

If one knows time required to travel before hand and are familiar with the routes, then these buses are the best mode of transport. The air-conditioned Volvo or Marcopolo buses are favorite mode of transport for people especially those who travel long distance to reach the office. These buses run on time and people can reach office at the right time.

Daily and monthly passes are available for regular and Volvo services. Different passes are also available for Senior citizens.

57 comments:

kavita said...

Impressive.Looks like it is the best in country .

Jama said...

Lovely colored buses!

Jeevan said...

I also saw the Red Volvo a/c buses in the city, even in Chennai these buses are introduced long age. These Volvo buses are gift to elders and disabled who feel difficult to climb the old higher in step buses. I wish people drive senseless should stop and follow the traffic rules and fast driving should be controlled except those, Bangalore is a wonderful city to live.

sush said...

bangalore bmtc tour buses are the ones I would always vote. we had surprisingly good time with thier team last year as we went bangalore darshan for a day.
otherwise the local buses too are quote good,we used them a lot in early 2000 when we lived in bangalore. I still remember bus 272 towards 80ft road.
Enjoyed the post.

joo said...

I love the yellow one:)

confusedyuppie said...

didnt know bang had such superb buses. they look so much better than their mumbai and delhi avatars

George said...

It's good to know that Bangalore is making improvements to its public transportation system. Public transportation is something that we don't have in so many parts of this country. Those new air-conditioned buses sound wonderful.

जाट देवता (संदीप पवाँर) said...

बिल्कुल दिल्ली की तरह है

डॉ॰ मोनिका शर्मा said...

Beautiful photos.....

Team G Square said...

Lovely and useful post .

Anya said...

Hey..... nice to see a orange bus :-)
Thanks for the info !!!!

Carver said...

That's good to have readily available public transportation.

Kim, USA said...

Nice idea Rajesh. Those are huge buses. Thanks for sharing!

SWF

Simply Delicious said...

Our buses here don't run on time. :(

Great shots!

My Sky.

Karen said...

Air conditioned buses certainly make travel is the hot weather bearable. Great reflections in the bus windows.

Liz said...

Beautiful buses.

Happy sky watching!

Liz @ A Simple Life

Photo Cache said...

colorful buses.

My sky is here

Kay L. Davies said...

I love the sky and the trees reflected in the windows of the bus, Rajesh!
— K

Kay, Alberta, Canada
An Unfittie's Guide to Adventurous Travel

LauraX said...

wonderful reflections in the windows!

eileeninmd said...

Nice post, Rajesh! The air conditioned buses sound great and I am sure they are appreciated.

Magical Mystical Teacher said...

It appears as though the buses are not only an effective means of transportation, but an effective means of reflecting the sky!

RED SKY IN MORNING

Red sky in morning,
Sailors take warning!


Who knows what might happen out on the sea?
Waves riding high,
Waves to the sky,
Waves crashing and dashing all over me!

Red sky at night,
Sailors delight!


Leeward or windward we sail with no fear;
Water is calm,
Healing like balm—
Ahoy, fellow sailors, landfall is near!


© 2011 by Magical Mystical Teacher

Oahu Coast and Sky

Munir said...

Thanks for sharing. It has been a long time since I have been to India. Miss it:(

eden said...

Those are really beautiful buses and look much bigger inside. Lovely captures.

forgetmenot said...

Thanks for the nice comment. Buses are not a big part of transportation in Wichita, Kansas anymore. As a teenager, I used to ride the bus with my friends on a Saturday morning downtown to shop, have lunch, and go to a movie, I think those were called "the good old days". Have a lovely weekend. Mickie :)

magiceye said...

that sure is a wide variety of buses!

Pranavam Ravikumar a.k.a. Kochuravi said...

A good post... "Bangalore Namma Transport"

NatureFootstep said...

cool buses.

alicesg said...

Lovely introduction of the mode of transport in your country. We do have different bus fares for senior citizen and school children too. Hope you have a nice weekend.

Trotter said...

Hi Rajesh! With the long weekend here in Lisbon (four days off...), I finally manage to stroll around Blogosphere...
It looks fine and cool...

Blogtrotter Two is visiting some beautiful villages... Enjoy and have a splendid weekend!!

Arija said...

Nice sky reflections in the large windows of the bus.
Well done.

clairz said...

By documenting the details of your life, you are doing the world a great favor. I certainly enjoy coming to your blog!

Gary said...

I wish our service were as good!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

thomas said...

The bus looks modern,hope it will get better with time.

Sylvia K said...

Terrific reflections for the day! Looks as though you have great bus service, Rajesh! Hope you have a wonderful weekend!

Sylvia

Spiderdama said...

Nice shots. I like the reflection very well in that last one.
Happy weekend!

'Tsuki said...

Bangalore public transportation is colorfull, at least... Nice sharing on your country.

Jacob said...

I do envy you such a fine system of transportation. We have nothing like that here in Ocala which means everyone drives a car (or two!) which means lots of junk in the air and traffic jams!

Dianne said...

very colorful buses

Rajesh said...

The quality of buses in Bangalore has improved a lot from what it has been with changing times.

Regina said...

Nice buses and captures!
Happy weekend.

" Regina "

Dorian Susan said...

Hooray for A/C!! I like your bus shots.

joshi daniel said...

really nice to see a post on this!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Very modern sounding. I sure wish there were more public transportation available where we live in Florida. We are behind the times -- everybody has to drive.

Snap said...

Public transportation at its finest ... cool colors too!

Genie said...

Love your bus mosaic and the reflections in the windows are great. You really covered all of your bases with this one post. Great job. genie

Carol @ There's Always Thyme to Cook said...

Colorful buses, nice way to get around the city!

SavoringTime in the Kitchen said...

There is nothing better than good public transporation. These buses look clean and so colorful!

Wren said...

Sounds like it's worth the investment of time to learn the schedules. Sometimes it helps to be a frequent rider, even if you don't get points.

Rajesh said...

Thank you all for appreciating the transport system of the city.

sandeep said...

being a convert to bus commute, its very nice to see an article from u on blore bus service :) but, a couple of popular bus services are missed here. the omni-present blue bus and the big-10 buses :)

Bikramjit said...

impressive .. much better then Punjab Roadways .. which will put any transport to shame ..

Bikram's

Rizalenio said...

I love riding buses esp during long road trips. These buses are beautiful. :)

Arti said...

Useful information for travelers! Very Helpful Post.

chitra said...

its some sort different kind of life....travelling in bus in banglr.
Volvo bus are nice in bangalore.
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bemoneyaware said...

Bangalore buses are great. Separate gates for men and women and no pushing (other than normal). Kudoos to you for writing about it. A change from cribbing about things

subtlescribbler said...

wish we had such buses in Delhi...Even half as good as these would have sufficed..sigh.



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