Bus Stands in Bangalore
However, as a tourist or even as a resident of the city relatively new to its ways, transport within the city can turn out to be incomprehensibly confusing if you are not aware of all the bits and pieces of information related to it. And, talking of transport, the first thing that comes to mind is buses – which ferry the lion’s share of the city’s population from one point to another, every day, within and without the precincts of the city. In this article we shall talk about the various bus stands in Bangalore and find suitable connections between them to simplify our task of gathering knowledge about bus transport in the city.
Majestic Bus Stand Bangalore – This is one of those bus stands in Bangalore which serve right from the heart of the city and emanate buses that crisscross the entire length and breadth of Bangalore. 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, to provide a focal point to the intra-city buses, while the other part is used by various state transport corporations to operate out-station buses that cater to the transport needs of travellers with destinations outside Bangalore.
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; however, due to the metro rail project they now camp at the Shantinagar bus stand. 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. Being a out-station bus depot, this bus station acts an important APSRTC bus stand in Bangalore and helps in dissipating travelers from within the city to outside its boundaries.