Bangalore – the Silicon Valley of India – is a city with its own idiosyncratic charms and attractions; those that are widely known all across the world.
The city’s popularity quotient has surged in the recent years as a result of the share of IT in India’s GDP growth and this has been directly responsible for making Bangalore a hot destination for tourists, hailing from places scattered all over the world.
Bus transport hubs for the city are provided by six major bus stations in Bangalore. These are – Satellite bus stand, Shantinagar BMTCbus stand, Majestic bus stand Bangalore, KR Market bus station, Shivajinagar bus stand, and Banashankari bus stand. Here, we shall deal with only the most important bus stations in Bangalore.
Satellite Bus Stand Bangalore – The Mysore Road Satellite Bus Station (MCTC), popularly known as the Satellite Bus Stand, is located near the Gopalan Mall in Mysore. This bus stand has been functional since its auspicious inception in 2006.
The bus station, after recent improvisations, has been subdivided into three parts – one for the outstation buses, the second acts as a depot, and the third is used to allocate a number of bays to the BMTC buses.
Originally known as the Kempegowda Bus Station, this bus stand is located in the central part of city, facing the Bangalore City Railway Station.
The bus depot, with its strategically important location, is bifurcated into two parts – one is used by the Bangalore Metropolitan Transport Corporation, better known as BMTC.
Shantinagar BMTC Bus Stand – Some bus stands in Bangalore are relatively new and have come up as a result of modifications in the traditional bus transport facilities – the Shantinagar bus depot is an example of bus stands of that genre.
Its inception is largely due to the land acquisition at the Majestic Bus Stand Bangalore for the Bangalore Metro Rail Construction. The KSRTC, TNSTC and APSRTC buses bound for Tamil Nadu and Andhra Pradesh earlier used to depart from the Kempegowda bus station.
Located right next to the central hub of the Bangalore Metropolitan Transport Corporation on the Kengal Hanumantaiah road, this bus station is well connected to the rest of the five major bus stands in Bangalore.