Rural services of Dharamapuri / Palacode region – Part 1

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Below are the few old warriors of our beloved STU captured in and around Dharmapuri . One more proof that TNSTC  is the pioneer of providing connectivity to the remote villages.

TN 29 N 1984 refurbished bus doing  12 Dharmapuri – Periyur

TN 29 N 1984 of Dharmapuri Nagar branch

TN 29 N 1601 serving 6 Palacode – Karimangalam

TN 29 N 1601 of Palacode branch

TN 29 N 1544 doing 14A Palacode – Dharmapuri

TN 29 N 1544 of Palacode branch

TN 29 N 1694 doing 4 Palacode – Rayakottai

TN 29 N 1694 of Palacode branch

TN 29 N 1774 doing 7A Dharmapuri – Mittareddyhalli – Papparapatti

TN 29 N 1774 of Dharmapuri Nagar branch


to be continued ……

இனிய தமிழ் புத்தாண்டு நல்வாழ்த்துக்கள்

இனிய ஜய தமிழ் புத்தாண்டு நல்வாழ்த்துக்கள்.

Happy Jaya Tamil New Year.

From Team TNSTC Blog


Town bus on Thoppur ghat section

TN 29 N 2017 of Dharmapuri town depot serving Dharmapuri – Thoppur – Thoppayar Dam

TN 29 N 2017


This is an unusual and rare spotting of a city bus crossing this ghat section in years.


SETC Timings at Kumbakonam

Kumbakonam SETC Timings

Source: NSH @ SSC

TNSTC Kumbakonam Karaikudi Region buses touching South Destination

Below Buses are unique and special there is no pair service from opposite region Nellai and Nagercoil.

TN-63N-1370 of Kamudhi Depot Route : Kamudhi – Thiruchendur via Sayalkudi, Thoothukudi.

TN-63N-1456 of Ramanathapuram Mofussil Depot Route : Ramanathapuram – Sencottah via Sayalkudi, vilathikulam, Kovilpatti, Sankarankovil, Puliyangudi, Tenkasi.

TN-63N-1458 of Rameswaram Depot Route : Rameswaram – Kanyakumari Via Ramnathapuram, Sayalkudi, Thoothukudi, Thiruchendur, Uvari, Koodankulam.

TN-63N-1497 of Tirupattur Depot Route : Tirupattur – Thiruchendur via Sivaganagai, Manamadurai, Kamudhi, Sayalkudi, Thoothukudi.

Thiruvannamalai-Madurai services of TNSTC-Villupuram

TN25 N 0354 of Tiruvannamalai region on its way home from Madurai
TN25 N 0354

TN25 N 0363 of Tiruvannamalai depot resting in MIBT. Now running in Madurai-Tiruvannamalai route via Villupuram, Perambalur, Trichi
TN25 N 0363

30 seconds to hop on, hop off – MTC

MTC buses to halt longer at bus stops to avoid bunching

Are you always running for the bus? Do not worry. Buses of the Metropolitan Transport Corporation will now wait for nearly 30 seconds to help more passengers get on board.

MTC has deployed over 100 trainee conductors at various bus stops across the city to keep a check on buses. Besides, they will also ensure that autorickshaws and share autorickshaws do not halt near bus stops.

“They have also been asked to check bunching of buses and report to the headquarters at the end of day,” said an MTC official.

As a first step, MTC has introduced the system on bus routes between Broadway and Kelambakkam. The routes will be rotated on a weekly basis. The trainee conductors will work in two shifts.

“Many passengers feel that if buses were to halt at the stops for a slightly longer period, they would not have to waste time waiting for the next bus. Our revenue will also increase if every bus runs to capacity,” said the official.

MTC, with a fleet strength of 3,500 buses, ferries over 50 lakh passengers across the city every day. It earns about Rs. 2.78 crore per day. “We have to increase revenues and the only way to do that is to improve patronage. We cannot allow share autorickshaws to eat into our revenue anymore,” said the official.

Commuters say that unless frequency of buses is improved, many of them will opt for share autorickshaws to reach their destinations faster.

“MTC should reduce bunching of buses and improve the quality of the vehicles. They should also limit the number of passengers in a vehicle,” says V. Raghunathan, a senior citizen.

Source: The Hindu


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