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Vayu Vajra: Not a smooth take off???

Vayu Vajra  are Volvo B7RLE (8400 Series) Buses operated to Bangalore International Airport from the city by BMTC. This is perhaps the first venture by a transport corporation to run dedicated buses to the airport from the City. Bangalore International Airport is located at Devanahalli, about 32kms from the City center.  The earlier airport, known popularly as "HAL Airport", was located in the heart of the city. Shifting of the airport proved very inconvenient to passengers, and air passengers steadily shifted to road and rail transport for shorter distances. In order to make connectivity to the airport easier, BMTC introduced buses to the airport. These buses were called " Vayu Vajra ". Specially modified Volvo City buses were used for the purpose.  Vayu Vajra - these buses have an image of a plane stuck on it. These routes are numbered BIAS1 to BIAS12. Initially, AC and Non-AC services were operated. However, non-AC services were withdrawn last month due to po