Transportation: – The local transportation is the lifeline of the capital city of Bengaluru. More than half of the population in Bengaluru is dependent on local transport for commuting purposes. The means & modes of transport in Bengaluru are many, ranging from the Metro Trains, Local Trains, Buses, Taxies and cabs.
App based Taxi’s: OLA & UBER
Uber is a ridesharing app for fast, reliable rides in minutes—day or night. There’s no need to park or wait for a taxi or bus. With Uber, you just tap to request a ride, and it’s easy to pay with credit or cash in select cities.
Whether you’re going to the airport or across town, there’s an Uber for every occasion. Uber is available anytime anywhere in Bengaluru.
Ola is bringing its unique expertise of solving urban mobility challenges to Bengaluru. With lower peak and lean pricing, Ola rides are designed to help you maximise savings. Ola’s partner-focussed approach ensures that you get high-quality rides when you travel with Ola. With safety features like SOS alert and real-time location sharing, Ola offers you a stress-free option for ridesharing.
Namma Metro :
Bengaluru Metro, christened as “Namma Metro”, not only adds to the beauty of Bengaluru skyline, but immensely adds to the comfort level of travel. Besides this, Namma Metro is a major environment friendly addition to the Bengaluru City as it significantly contribute to the reduction of carbon emissions.
Tokens are used as single journey tickets.These are captured by gates during exit.Suitable for casual travellers.
Contactless Smart Cards:
Namma Metro Travel Cards/Contactless Smart Cards available for Rs50. The travel value is different from the cost of card.
BENIFITS OF CONTACTLESS SMART CARDS:
- Buy only once and travel without hassle of buying Ticket every time you travel.
- Load value on card as per your convenience.
- Get benifits of discount upto 15% over tokens.
- Wide options to top-up value 24 x 7, apart from stations
Standard Tickets which can be loaded on Smart Cards:
Stored Value Ticket (Varshik)
These are used for performing multiple journeys.
The user can load an amount in multiples of Rs50 upto a maximum of Rs1500 into the Card.
The stored value in the ticket decreases to the extent of journey performed.
Varshik fare is discounted by 15% of the Token fare.
Autos are a great way of seeing a city. They are less expensive than taxis and unlike buses, they take you to the doorstep of your destination
the Government of Karnataka rolled out the following revised meter fares for Bengaluru auto rickshaws:
i) The minimum meter fare is Rs. 25 (good up to 1.9 km).
ii) The per km fare beyond 1.9 km is now Rs. 13.
Night rates (1.5 times regular meter) will apply between 10pm and 5am.
The BMTC is one of the three Subsidiaries of Karnataka State Road Transport Corporation, in the context of the city’s expansion in the year 1997, Bengaluru Transport Service(BTS) was formed . Later Bengaluru Transport Service(BTS) became Bengaluru Metropolitan Transport Corporation. and the colour scheme of BTS was also changed from red to a blue and white combination. For this day BMTC still remains a division of KSRTC. The profits earned by BMTC are used to cover the losses from the NWKRTC and NEKRTC divisions of KSRTC. Indian actor superstar Rajinikanth began acting in plays while working in the Bengaluru Transport Service as a bus conductor.
The following are the special services apart from ordinary services run by BMTC:
Suvarna: Similar fare to ordinary buses serving important feeder routes, painted in red or green/white scheme
BIG 10: Suvarna class buses with special green and bottle green livery plying on 12 major corridors towards the central commercial district. These buses are numbered with a G prefix.
BIG Circle: Suvarna class buses with special white colored BIG Circle livery. These buses ply on inner and outer ring roads . Buses are numbered with a C prefix or a K prefix.
Atal Sarige: Low fare buses painted with Indian tri-colour livery.
Vajra: Air conditioned Volvo buses painted in blue livery (earlier red) running on important routes serving the IT companies and major residential areas.
Vayu Vajra: Blue coloured (Earlier green/red) Volvo buses operated in 12 routes connecting to Kempegowda International Airport. Free Wi-Fi access is provided to the commuters in these buses.
Marcopolo AC and Corona AC: Air conditioned buses with lower fare than Vajra services plying on select routes.(Marcopolo AC is now out of service & Corona AC has the same fare as Volvo)
Metro Feeder: Special buses running on 18 routes as feeder network to the Metro stations
Hop On Hop Off: This service was introduced for sightseeing in Bengaluru. It covers a route connecting about twenty landmarks of great historic, religious and scientific significance.(no service now)