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Bengaluru Transport


Public transport in Bengaluru (formerly Bangalore) is run by the Bangalore Metropolitan Transport Corporation (BMTC). There are several Traffic Transit Management Centres (TTMCs) in the city. TTMCs are transport terminals, providing passengers with a central location to access multiple routes and forms of transport. Major stations include Kempegowda Bus Station, Shivajinagar and K.R. Market. Buses are broadly categorised as air-conditioned or regular, which have separate fee structures. Single tickets can be purchased upon boarding, while daily and monthly passes can be bought from TTMCs, Bangalore One Centres and major stations.

The Bangalore Metro consists of a north-south corridor (the Green Line) and an east-west corridor (the Purple Line). Single tickets are bought in the form of tokens at station ticket offices. Passengers can also purchase a rechargeable Namma Metro Travel Card for multiple journeys. Metro-Bus Ticket (MBT) Daypasses are also available, and can be used on both transport modes. Tickets can be purchased at station ticket offices and at ticket vending machines (TVM).

Officially recognised taxi services include Mega Cabs and Meru Cabs. Rates are charged based on distance travelled and some cabs will have credit card facilities. Prices may differ based on the time of day. Uber also operates in the city.

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