Kempegowda Bus Station

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Kempegowda
Bus Stand
KBS 1.jpg
BMTC side of Kempegowda Bus Stand
Location Gandhi Nagar, Bangalore
India
Coordinates 12°58′36.45″N 77°34′21.35″E / 12.9767917°N 77.5725972°E / 12.9767917; 77.5725972
Owned by Karnataka State Road Transport Corporation (KSRTC)
Bangalore Metropolitan Transport Corporation (BMTC)
Construction
Structure type At Grade
History
Opened 1980
Traffic
Passengers 800,000

Kempegowda Bus Station, more commonly known as Majestic Bus Station, is a large bus station in central Bangalore, India. It is located opposite the Bangalore City Railway Station. It is bordered by Seshadri Road to the north, Danavanthri Road to the east, Tank Bund Road to the south and Gubbi Thotadappa Road to the west. Dharmambudhi Lake was changed to make this bus station.

This bus station provides connectivity to almost all the areas of Bangalore. One side of the bus station is used for intra-city buses by the Bangalore Metropolitan Transport Corporation (BMTC) while the other side is used by out-station buses operated by various state road transport corporations.

Name[edit]

The bus station was initially called "Majestic Bus Station" or "Majestic" because of a popular cinema theatre of the same name nearby. It was later changed to Kempegowda Bus Station in honour of Kempe Gowda I, the founder of Bangalore. Buses terminating at the station usually display signs that show "Kempegowda Bus Station" or KBS. However, most people still refer to the station as Majestic.


BMTC bus station platforms[edit]

Location in context[edit]

K.S.R.T.C bus terminal-1
K.S.R.T.C bus terminal-2
Metro Excavation near KBS (majestic)
K.S.R.T.C autostand
Pedestrian skywalk
The scene at night

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