Vehicles

BMTC Tata MarcoPolo Bus Running 362C

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 ...

Read More »

A Rare KSRTC Single Axle Mercedes!

A Mercedes Benz (single axle) bus of the Karnataka State Road Transport Corporation (KSRTC) makes its way to Chennai from Bangalore, seen at Sadanandanagar in Bangalore. This bus model is relatively rare, as all new buses are multi-axle. Note the nicely designed door and the overall compact dimensions and looks. Unlike Volvo which builds its own bus bodies, Mercedes buses ...

Read More »

One of BMTC’s Vestibuled Road Trains

One of BMTC’s many vestibuled buses, known as “Road Trains” in local Bangalore parlance. Vestibuled buses operate on high density routes like the Ring Road and Hosur Road. The one pictured here is running 500A from Banashankari to Hebbal on the Ring Road, seen at BTM Jayadeva Stop. These underpowered, aesthetically unpleasant and beat up Tata buses wheeze and sneeze ...

Read More »

BMTC Red Volvo 8400 Full Length!

One of BMTC’s Red Volvo 8400s seen at the Manipal Hospital Junction on Old Airport Road running the Kadugodi – Majestic 335E service. The bus is from a new batch identified by a black panel on the front. The full length shot was composed with some difficulty though.The Leela Palace Hotel can be seen in the background. Facebook Twitter Google+ ...

Read More »

TP 5 ex-Super Deluxe Air Bus of KSRTC

KSRTC’s TP5 Ordinary running from somewhere on the MC Road to Kottayam Collectorate. TP5 is one of KSRTC’s old warhorses and was the superstar of KSRTC when she was inducted into service in 2004 as only the very second Super Deluxe Air Bus of the corporation. TP5 was of Kottayam depot and ran the most prestigious Kottayam – Bangalore service. ...

Read More »

BMTC Vayu Vajra Volvo 8400 Running 335E

One among BMTC’s new batch of brand new Volvo 8400s running as the Majestic – Kadugodi 335E service seen at Rajeshwari Theater bus stop, Old Airport Road. Green colored Volvos are usually used as Airport services branded “Vayu Vajra” while red colored buses are used for city services. This Vayu Vajra, however, seems to be on special service. Facebook Twitter ...

Read More »