The city of Bangalore has the largest bus system in India, and one of the 20 largest in the world. To meet the needs of Bangalore's growing population, the Bangalore Metropolitan Transport Corporation (BMTC) - working with EMBARQ India - has transformed Bangalore’s bus system, introducing the Bangalore Intra-city Grid (BIG) system in 2013.
The new system features integrated services and user-friendly routes that have already yielded improvements in quality of service and capacity. Still in its early stages, the new system currently serves 150,000 passengers per day, and was recognized with the 2012 Volvo Sustainable Mobility Award. Over the next two years, the BIG Bus Network will expand city-wide, incorporate over 3,000 buses operating under enhanced planning and management, and improve the public transport experience for 2.5 million riders daily.