You can call the BMTC control room at: 2295 2522 / 2295 2422
They can give you the Starting point attendant’s mobile number who will provide you the exact position of the bus.

There is another interesting service to track the BMTC Volvo buses in Bangalore.

Supposing you are in Koramangala, and wish to go to Electronics City. The VOLVO bus route no V356C, connecting Kempe Gowda Bus Station and Electronic City (refer ‘route info’ above), touches Koramangala at Big Bazaar, St John’s hospital, Water tank Jn, Kripanidhi College, Madivala PS.

To know the current location of the buses along the route, send an SMS message to 99456 34666 reading ‘Yi V356C U’, where

· Yi stands for ‘Yelli Iddira?’,
· ‘V356c’ is the route number,
· ‘U’ stands for ‘up’ (buses heading out of the ‘starting station’ are
designated to as ‘up’, and buses heading towards the ‘starting
station’ are designated as ‘down’).

And, within a minute, you will receive a reply stating, for example, “Singasandra; Bangalore Dairy; Maharani’s College”, meaning there are three buses on this route currently, each of them approaching the stops listed, after having left the previous stops. The bus approaching Singasandra is of no use to you now, and, depending on the time at your disposal, you may choose to catch either of the other two buses reaching up to one of the stops in / near Koramangala.