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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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+ ...

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Interiors of BMTC’s Corona Skypak AC City Bus

The interiors of a Corona Skypak city bus plying in Bangalore, India The buses are low-floor, air conditioned and rear engined, but still have one flat level and are not multiple-leveled like the Volvos. The interiors are spacious, airy and bright, the bus seems to be larger than the Volvo 8400s. However when it comes to power and comfort, the ...

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Double 500C BMTC Volvo 8400s!

Not one, but two BTMC Volvo 8400s running Banashankari – ITPL 500C service spotted at Marathahalli Bangalore, navigating the narrow arm of broken road from Kalamandir to the Marathahalli bridge with quite discipline, expertly dodging potholes (the road has been repaired now). There is one more 500C following them, a Corona Skypak. Facebook Twitter Google+ Pinterest LinkedIn Tumblr Reddit Love ...

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