A Tata Marcopolo bus of the BMTC seen at St.John’s Hospital Bus Stop late one evening. The bus runs 362C from Shivajinagar to Begur off Hosur Road. Tata Marcopolos were meant to be Tata’s “Desi” answer to Volvo and Mercedes as “Indian” rear-engined Air Conditioned buses, but were an utter flop as the buses were extremely noisy, underpowered to the extent that they wouldn’t move, sluggish, spewed out walls of smoke and broke down frequently. Almost all have been withdrawn now. There is a non-AC version of it too, which is doing somewhat better.