Unique Interstate(s) service by TNSTC – Salem

TN 29 N 2032 of Hosur Puranagar depot working on Route #409 Hosur (TN)  – Kolar (KA)  – Puttaparthi (AP)

Probably the only TNSTC ordinary bus to touch down three south indian states.


New Services from TNSTC Tirunelveli

TNSTC Tirunelveli Tenkasi Depot started two new services from its operational area.

TN-72N-1701 of Tenkasi Depot Route Kadayam – Tenkasi – Tiruppur via Puliyankudi, Rajapalayam, Thirumangalam, Mattuthavani, Arapalayam, ottanchatiram, Dharapuram. This service is Non stop between Rajapalayam – Madurai. yet to get its clear timings.


TN-72N-1699 of Tenkasi Depot Route Coutrallam – Salem via Tenkasi, Rajapalayam, Madurai, Karur.

Depature Timings Tenkasi 10:30 P.M. from Salem 07:07 A.M.


TNSTC Buses in Anna Salai ( Mount Road ) 1988.

TNSTC Buses in Anna Salai ( Mount Road ) 1988.

Pattukottai Alagiri is gaurded by two Periyar and on its back a TATA Pallavan, on the other lane it is fully occupied by PTC with a PATC.

A scene from Anna Salai in 1988 PATC Pattukottai Alagiri current TNSTC Vellore and TPTC Thanthai Periyar Transport Corporation current TNSTC Villupuram and PTC Pallavan Transport Corporation current Metropolitan Transport Corporation, Chennai buses can be seen on this pic.

Pic Preserved by Justin Raja Pandian., Thanks a ton sir for this pics.


First Step towards Maintenance

First Step of Maintenance

TNSTC Nagercoil slowly getting back into its maintenance track,, The current body style rail type sliding window is totally unfit for road conditions of Kanyakumari Dist. new buses too lost its charm with in three months of introduction and rattling sounds came due to the damaged raod in entire dist., but on its past up to 2006 and TN-74N-1080 the buses were built in shutter models with upper glass this was holding strong to the road conditions of K.K.Dist.

After 2007 the shutter models slowly moved off and buses started to come in private style and lost its quality slowly and from TN-74N-13xx IRT controlled the body styled and rail type sliding glass came through out TN. but for Kanyakumari dist road condition these body style was totally unfit and the buses started to rattle heavily in a short span of time. we bus fans want the golden days back with TN-74N-09xx series model for Kanyakumari district it was always a dream.

Now after years TNSTC administration has converted 2011 model Private bus rail type glass window panes style to old shutter window type, TN-72N-1482 came in 2011 built by a private coach builder and now in 2014 it has been converted to shutter window. the shutter window frames have been taken from TN-74N-06xx serie body which came in 1996.

This is the body style which perfectly suits Kanyakumari Dist.

TN-74N-0961 by Sathyam Nagercoil.


current bus which converted from rail type sliding window to shutter model.

TN-72N-1482 of Kanyakumari Depot Route Kanyakumari – Thoothukudi via Anjugramam, Koodankulam, Uvari, Thiruchendur.



Oldest TN38 bus of TNSTC-Coimbatore

Oldest TN38 N registered bus to get shared in this TNSTC-Blog. Thanks a ton to MadhanM who has shared this pic in SSC.

Image coyright: Beat Muttenzer

TN-38N-0025 5E Tiruppur Old Busstand – Sidco.


Palani – Kodaikanal / Thandikudi Bus Timings

TNSTC Madurai Dindigul Region
Bus timings on Palani – Kodaikanal and Palani – Thanikudi Route
Special buses will be operated during Kodai Festival.

Bus timings by Sundaramoorthy Sakthivel.


People expecting Valparai-Chalakudi bus to be brought back

TNSTC-Coimbatore was operating a Valparai-Chalakudi bus via Mudees, Pannimedu, Malukkuparai, Athirapalli daily at 9:00 AM. It was running for the past 20 years and it was stopped after an accident. People of Valparai expecting this bus to be in action again. Since the road via Pannimedu is not good, then can start it via Sholayar dam.

For few months this bus was starting from Pollachi. Due to long running time, it was short terminated at Valparai itself.


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