BTIS – Bangalore Transport Information System

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Anyone who has visited or stayed in Bangalore would have definitely experienced the horrible traffic while commuting within the city.

Bangalore Traffic Police in association with Mapunity and Airtel have come up with a comprehensive urban traffic information system for Bangalore city know as Bangalore Transport Information System (BTIS)

Mapunity Information Services is a Bangalore-based developer of geographic information systems primarily for government departments, civil society organizations, and development initiatives of commercial ventures.

With BTIS:

  • You can get real time information about the traffic conditions within the city.

    There are 2 ways of getting the traffic information. If you are connected to Internet, you can access http://btis.in/live.htm to view live traffic


    Alternatively if you are an Airtel Subscriber, you can send an SMS to 54321 (As of now the service is free)

  • Get Directions around Bangalore – http://btis.in/directions.htm (Interestingly you also get a rough estimate of the Auto charges for the selected route)
    You can even SMS the driving directions !

  • Shortly Carpool service will also be launched which will let you quickly check with your pool partners using your cell phone, and plan your trips each time you hit the road.

This live traffic information system is the first of its kind in India. This service definitely looks useful for people living in Bangalore or visiting Bangalore 🙂

Checkout BTIS

2 comments… add one

  • Much of the world wide web is full of sarcasm & mocking of driving on
    Indian roads.

    This site http://driving-india.blogspot.com/ has been created with the
    purpose of providing driver education and training rather than criticism.

    At present I have produced and made available 17 driver education videos
    aimed at changing the driving culture on Indian roads are available. To
    watch the videos, please visit: http://driving-india.blogspot.com/

    The videos cover the following topics:

    Video 1: Covers the concept of Blind spots
    Video 2: Introduces the principle of Mirrors, Signal and Manoeuvre
    Video 3: At red lights, stop behind the stop line
    Video 4: At red lights there are no free left turns
    Video 5: The Zebra belongs to pedestrians
    Video 6: Tyres and Tarmac (rather than bumper to bumper)
    Video 7: Merging with the Main road
    Video 8: Leaving The Main Road
    Video 9: Never Cut Corners
    Video 10: Show Courtesy on roads
    Video 11: 5 Rules that help deal with Roundabouts
    Video 12: Speed limits, stopping distances, tailgating & 2 seconds rule
    Video 13: Lane discipline and overtaking
    Video 14: Low beam or high beam?
    Video 15: Parallel (reverse parking) made easy
    Video 16: Give the cyclist the respect of a car
    Video 17: Dealing with in-car condensation

    Many thanks

  • Anusha Jul 17, 2010

    i have been travelling from bangalore to hosur in ordinary bus every week.The transport system is not good.No reserved seats for ladies.All ladies will be standing in the bus. The seats are filled by gents.ladies hardly get seats.This is not fair.Karnataka govt should take care of this.

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