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Bangalore or Bengaluru is the capital city of Karnataka state. Bangalore city is located on the Deccan Plateau in the south-eastern part of Karnataka.

Bangalore city lies at an altitude of approximately 920 m above the sea level. Spread over an area of 2190 km, the city serves as an Administrative, Cultural, Commercial as well as the Industrial center of the state.

The tree-lined streets and the greenery in which the city abounds make it a picturesque sight.

Bangalore is home to some of the most well-recognized colleges and research institutions in India. Many public sector heavy industries, Software Companies, BPOs, Aerospace, Telecommunications, and Defense Organizations are located in the city. Bangalore city is known as the Silicon Valley of India because of its position as the nation's leading IT exporter.


Bangalore is served by the newly built Bengaluru International Airport. The IATA code of Bangalore Airport is BLR. Bengaluru International Airport started operating from 24 May 2008.

The Headquarters of Air Deccan and Kingfisher Airlines is located in Bangalore.

Bangalore is well connected to the rest of the cities/towns in India through the Indian Railways. The Rajdhani Express connects the city to New Delhi, the capital of India. Bangalore is also well connected by rail to most cities in Karnataka, as well as Mumbai, Chennai, Kolkata, Hyderabad, Mysore and other major cities in India.

The Karnataka State Road Transport Corporation (KSRTC) operates 6,600 buses on 5,700 schedules, connecting Bangalore with other parts of Karnataka as well as other neighboring states.

Local transportation

Buses operated by Bangalore Metropolitan Transport Corporation (BMTC) are popular mode of public transport available in the city. The commuters can buy tickets on boarding these buses; BMTC also provides an option of a Bus Pass (Daily or Monthly) with discounted rates to frequent users. BMTC runs different types of Buses on major routes which includes air-conditioned Volvo buses, Suvarna, Pushpak, Parisara Vahini, Atal Sarige, etc.,

A rapid transit system called the Namma Metro is being developed and it is expected to be operational by 2011. Namma Metro will encompass a 42.3 km elevated and underground rail network comprising 41 stations.

Three-wheeled, black/green and yellow auto-rickshaws, referred to as autos, are a popular mode of transport. They are metered and can accommodate up to three passengers.

Taxi service within Bangalore is provided by several operators commonly referred to as Citi Taxis which can accommodate up to four passengers and are usually metered and more expensive than auto-rickshaws.

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