Vehicles

Empty Roads and a 500D BMTC Volvo 8400

Candid picture of a A 500D Silk Board – Hebbal BMTC Volvo 8400 City bus resting under a small tree along empty roads waiting for passengers at the Marathahalli bus stop opposite Kalamandir, also known as “Marathahlli Bridge”, one out of the seven Marathahalli Bridge bus stops! The road was astoundingly free as the clear tarmac shows on that day, ...

Read More »

Celebrating 7 Years of Bangalore Volvos with 356C!

One of  BMTC’s Volvo 8400s built on a B7RLE Chassis running as 356C leaves St.John’s Hospital Bus Stop on its way towards Electronics City from Kempegowda Bus Station (Majestic). Today, February 1 2013 marks seven years since Volvo buses have started plying on Bangalore roads. And 356C happens to be Bangalore’s very Volvo city bus route when on February 1 ...

Read More »

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 »