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Public transport in Bangalore mainly comprises of buses, autos and taxis.

Traffic in Bangalore is terrible as the city was never built to accommodate or sustain the growth it has experienced in recent times. This results in frequent delays.

Click here for a roadmap of Bangalore.


Bus is one of the main modes of public transportation. Bangalore Metropolitan Transport Corporation (BMTC) operates more than three thousand public buses, servicing an average of 2,800,000 commuters. To find out more on bus routes, click here.


Three wheeled auto rickshaws or autos are the most used means to commute within the city. They have an electronic meter that displays the fare at the end of the journey. They can take in up to three passengers and offer a cheap and quick option of commuting.


For those of you who prefer four wheels to three, taxi service within Bangalore is provided by several private operators and are commonly called 'City Taxis'. They can accommodate four passengers. These taxis also have an electronic meter that displays the fare, but are relatively more expensive than autos. Click here for numbers to call a taxi.

Update 28/11/2008


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