Kempegowda Bus Station
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|Kempegowda Bus Station
BMTC side of Kempegowda Bus Station
|Address||Gandhi Nagar, Bangalore
|Owned by||Bangalore Metropolitan Transport Corporation (BMTC)|
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.
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.
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.
Passenger Statistics 
The Kempegowda Station was built in 1980 to handle 600 buses. As of 2012, 4,500 BMTC buses ferry 800,000 commuters daily in 16,500 trips through the terminal. Approximately, 55 buses enter the terminal every minute.
Location in Context 
||Bangalore City Railway Station||Sheshadri Road||Danvanthri Road|
|Bangalore City Railway Station||Kempegowda Road/Mysore Bank Circle|
|Bashyam Road||Tank Bund Road/Lokamanya Tilak Park||Avenue Road|
- Sunitha Rao R, TNN Jul 24, 2012, 04.50AM IST. "A bus stand of Majestic failings - Times Of India". Timesofindia.indiatimes.com. Retrieved 2012-07-25.
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