Buses take up over 90% of public transport in Indian cities, and serve as a cheap and convenient mode of transport for all classes of society.
Services are mostly run by state government owned transport corporations. However, after the economic liberalization, all those government state transport corporations have introduced various facilities like low-floor buses for the disabled and air-conditioned buses to attract private car owners to help decongest roads.
Mumbai introduced air conditioned buses in 1998.
BMTC (Bangalore Metropolitan Transport Corporation) of Bangalore city was the first operator in India to introduce Volvo B7RLE intra-city buses in India in January 2005 .
Bengaluru is the first Indian city to have an air-conditioned bus stop, located near Cubbon Park. It was built by Airtel. BMTC ( Bangalore Metropolitan Transport Corporation) of Bangalore has been acknowledged as the single government corporation having the largest bus fleet in the world.
The city of Chennai houses one of Asia’s largest bus terminus, the Chennai Mofussil Bus Terminus.