TN to Add1200 new buses and Chennai to get 100 small buses

The Chief Minister told the Assembly that the total cost of the 1,200 buses was Rs. 253.80 crore.

Chief Minister Jayalalithaa on Thursday unveiled a major modernization programme for the State owned transport corporations and as part of the plan her government had decided to buy 1,200 new buses in the current year to replace old ones.

The Chief Minister told the Assembly that the total cost of the 1,200 buses was Rs. 253.80 crore.

She said after the AIADMK assumed office three years ago, it had completely revamped the public transport system in the State and as many as 20,684 buses were being operated for the benefit of the people.

The government also had granted Rs. 38.91 crore towards redeeming the government buses impounded by various courts in connection with accidents and transport corporations failure to pay compensation to accident victims. The government will once again release Rs. 39.73 crore as advance towards redeeming 544 buses impounded by courts.

The Chief Minister said a total of 100 small buses were being operated in Chennai to connect areas not covered by public transport. Encouraged by the response to the small buses from the public, the government has decided to buy 100 more small buses at a cost of Rs 16.75 crore.

Source: The Hindu

TNSTC’s Intresting Interstate Route

TNSTC’s Intresting Interstate Route opearted by TNSTC – Coimbatore Ooty Region.

Sulthan Bathery – Nilambur, this one starts inside Kerala, running through TN and halt at Kerala… Very rare permit…


TNSTC Coimbatore
Region : Ooty
Depot : Gudalur
Route : Sulthan Bathery (KL) – Gudalur (TN) – Nilambur (KL)
Via : Pattavayal, Devarshola, Gudalur, Vazhikkadavu, Chugathara.

Special :Very rare permit to start from Kerala and ends in Kerala runs through TamilNadu by TNSTC.

Image Copyright : JNR Pix.

Sulthan Bathery - Gudalur - Nilambur TNSTC

Route map of the bus how its travel.

S.Bathery - Gudalur - Nilambur

Thisai Mara Paravai Super Deluxe Bus from 90’s

Thisai Mara Paravai Bird flies in its direction, Super Deluxe Buses from Thisayanvilai Depot of Current TNSTC Nellai other than TTC (Thiruvalluvar Transport Corporations) by KTC ( Kattabomman Transport corporations ) to State Headquaters Chennai.Passengers waited in Que and made advanced booking for this deluxe buses which ran punctual on time and reached its destination at promised time, there were merchants who were regular commuters of these buses.

Crews behaviour were so excellent and it gained a respect among public. KTC headquaters at Tirunelveli operated Super Deluxe from all its Important Depots.

Thisai Mara Paravai – Thisayanvilai Depot
Sea Lord, Sea King – Thiruchendur Depot
Mugil – Papanasam Depot
Pearl King – Thoothukudi Depot
Nellai Super – Tamirabarani Depot

Thanks a lot to Justin Raja Pandian sir for this Thisa Mara Paravai Pics

KTC Chennai – Thisayanvilai Super Deluxe on its First Birthday Circa 92/93.


KTC Chennai – Thisayanvilai Super Deluxe


Ramanathapuram TNSTC City Buses.

TNSTC Kumbakonam Karaikudi Region operates City Services in Ramanathapuram and its surronding from Ramanathapuram (Ramnad) City Depot.

Clicks of some Ramnad City Depot Buses.

TN-63N-0962 of Ramnad City Route 18 Keelakarai – Periyapattinam at Uthirakosamangai.


TN-63N-0963 of Ramnad City Depot Route 7A Aranmanai – Puthumadam via Ramnad Collectrate, Uchipuli.


TN-63N-0968 of Ramnad City Depot Route 26 Ramnad – Sathankulam.


TN-63N-1108 of Ramnad City Depot Route 27 Ramnad – Thamaraikulam.


Seven new depots to be added to TNSTCs

Seven new depots will be added in the year 2014-2015. Rs.7 Cr has been allotted by TN govt for the same. Depots will be created at
1. Bhavani(TNSTC-Coimbatore, Erode region),
2. Rajapalayam-2(TNSTC-Madurai, Virudhunagar region),
3. Orikai-2(TNSTC-Villupuram, Kanchipuram region),
4. Keeranur(TNSTC-Kumbakonam, Pudhukottai region),
5. Manalmekudi(TNSTC-Kumbakonam, Pudhukottai region),
6. Thamaraipakkam(TNSTC-Villupuram, Vellore region) and
7. Thirumayam(TNSTC-Kumbakonam, Pudhukottai region).

Official press release can be found at Transport dept – Announcements

TNSTC Buses in Pamban Bridge

Other side view of Pamban with TNSTC Kumbakonam Rameswaram Depot Rameswaram- Coimbatore Express.

Pamban Bridge

TN-63N-1372 of Rameswaraam Depot Route 218C Rameswaram – Thiruchendur via Ramnad,Sayalkudi, Thoothukudi.


TN-67N-0547 of Ramnad Mofussil Depot Route Rameswaram – Virudhunaagar via Ramnad, Paramakudi, Narikudi, Thiruchuli, Aruppukottai.


TN-63N-1460 of Rameswaram Depot Route 275 E Rameswaram – Trichy via Paramakudi, Sivagangai, Thirupattur, Pudukottai.


TN-38N-2651 of Tiruppur 2 Depot Route Tiruppur – Rameswaram via Dharapuram, Ottanchatiram, Madurai, Ramnad.


Bonus Picture for our Blog followers, Ramewaram -Madurai Passenger Crossing Pamban Rail Bridge.

Pamban Bridge