I am reproducing below a letter a friend had mailed to BMTC MD (email@example.com):
Dear Sir - Good day. This is to bring to your attention the new series of buses that are EURO 4 TATA that you have just introduced on the roads. I happened to travel by 360 B this afternoon to your office in Shantinagar and boarded at Check post . I would like to highlight the confusion here. There were two 360 B’s one behind the other one happened to be a stickered Volvo and the other the new RED bus. There is so much confusion because of painting this bus red . People board this bus only to realize that it is not a Volvo or the other way around.
All other branded buses are identified by their color the BIG 10 being the most famous ,followed by the orange big connects The silver suvarnas and the brown pushpaks and blue Jnnurm buses. This red coloration is leading to utter confusion. If you will recall some years ago BMTC had taken a decision not to have Red buses on regular route’s. Only Volvos were red with the exception of the Kendre Sarige Buses
Kindly Instruct that the impending new fleet be either I the Blue JNNURM colours or Suvarna Colours so that this confusion is mitigated.
Indeed it's confusing, and I can't understand how and why BMTC does such things.