Bangalore Metropolitan Transport Corporation (BMTC) has announced plans to deploy an additional fleet of 1,658 buses by June 2017. Of the total buses, 200 will be air conditioned (AC) buses, 450 midi-buses and 1,008 ordinary buses. The buses will be manufactured by Tata Motors, Eicher Motors and Volvo Group. The cost is INR9.3 million for each AC bus, INR2.6 million for each midi-bus and INR2.7 million for each ordinary bus. BMTC has a current bus fleet of more than 6,000 buses and a daily ridership of 5.2 million passengers.
(1 INR [Indian Rupee] = 0.015USD)