The Red beauty running on the Bangalore roads was launched in the city by BMTC for hassle free commutation. Named as “Vajra” these are air conditioned buses plying from one part of the city to another. With these buses the commutation for people using public transport service has become comfortable. They well connect the city. Though the prices are little high, the daily passengers prefer to use this because of the comfort of travelling. You can get monthly passes which is quite reasonable.
These buses also ply from Bangalore International Airport(BIA) to the different parts of the city. These are the “Vayu Vajra” buses making the transport to the airport cheaper and safer. Be it in the midnight, early morning or in the noon these buses run for 24 hours. So no hassle of booking taxi and paying them 600 bucks. With the minimum fare of 130 INR and maximum of 240 INR you can reach the airport.
The BMTC has tried to come up with innovative things like newspapers on the volvo, breakfast service while on commutation to your office but unfortunately this didn’t work out.
Apart from these red, majestic Volvo buses there are newly introduced look alike Tata Marcopolo air conditioned buses though they can’t match the beauty of the Vajra buses, has a cheaper fare. Bangalore really has a good bus service be it the these AC buses(Vajra, Vayu Vajra or Tata Marcopolo) or the Big 10 (this runs in the outer ring road) or the normal Pushpak service connecting the city very well.
More Info on the timings, route and fare of the buses at BMTC website.