In 1997 BMTC was formed as the result of a split of the Karnataka State Road Transport Corporation, in the context of the city's expansion. The Bangalore Transport Service(BTS) became Bangalore Metropolitan Transport Corporation and the colour scheme was changed from red to a blue and white combination.
BMTC remains a division of KSRTC.
Types of buses
Blue and White: The old buses with ordinary fares. Buses introduced after 2001 have pneumatic doors. Parisara Vahini ordinary buses also sport the same color and were introduced between 2002 and 2008 with pneumatic doors. Parisara Vahini buses introduced from 2007 onwards have head rest seats.
Light blue buses: The new ordinary bus under the JnNURM scheme with low floors and LED boards. They also have an LED board inside the bus which displays the next stop the bus is approaching.
Marcopolo Non-AC: These buses are also introduced under the JnNURM scheme. They also have low floors. They have LED boards both for displaying route number/route and the approaching stop.
2. Suvarna: Silver coloured with red lining. Earlier they had Re.1 higher fare than ordinary. Since the revision of fares in June... Read More