Rural services of Dharamapuri / Palacode region – Part 1

!! Good Morning viewers !!

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.


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

TNSTC-Coimbatore’s Coimbatore-Devakottai via Madurai

Unique route of TNSTC-Coimbatore.. What so unique about this route?? This is the only bus from TNSTC-Coimbatore to run in Madurai-Melur stretch of NH45B. None of the Coimbatore-Karaikudi/Devakottai buses runs via madurai and this is the only bus to run in this route.

TN38 N 2625 of OPR-2 depot running in CBE-Devakottai via Madurai-KKDI.


TNSTC – Salem’s single door bus

Happened to spot one of it”s kind single door rear entry bus on Salem  - Bangalore sector . This is an old bus and now rebuilt by Arrow coaches .

TN 30 N 0556 as 1 to 5 express between Salem – Bangalore with intermediate stops at Dharmapuri , Krishnagiri & Hosur

TN 30 N 0556


Cuddalore Region Cuddalore 1 Depot City Buses

TN-32N-1916 of Cuddalore 1 Depot.

TN-32N-1916 of Cuddalore 1 Depot

TN-32N-2073 on 16 Cuddalore – Panruti via Thiruvanthipuram, Paloor.

TN-32N-2073 on 16 Cuddalore – Panruti via Thiruvanthipuram, Paloor.

TN-32N-2171 of Cuddalore 1 Depot.

TN-32N-2171 of Cuddalore 1 Depot.

TN-32N-2622  on 16 Cuddalore – Panruti via Thiruvanthipuram, Paloor.

TN-32N-2622 of Cuddalore 1 Depot Route 16 Cuddalore – Panruti via Thiruvanthipuram, Paloor.

Buses of Karaikudi region in Madurai

TN63 N 1020 of KKDI region on its way to Madurai
TN63 N 1020

TN63 N 1465 of KKDI region on its way to Rameshwaram from Madurai via Paramakudi, Ramnad
TN63 N 1465

TN63 N 1615 of Paramakudi depot on its way to Tirupur via Madurai
TN63 N 1615

TN63 N 1617 of KKDI region heading towards Karaikudi from Sivakasi
TN63 N 1617

TN63 N 1650 of KKDI region on its way to Sayalkudi from Tirupur via Madurai, Paramakudi
TN63 N 1650

Sri Andal Express of Usilampatti depot

Usilampatti maintenance staff  is now well known for their extra bit of decorations on their depot buses . Buses recently inducted to this depot carries a tag such as Meenakshi , Pandiyan express ,Usilai thendral …

Here are the visuals of  one such “Sri Andal Express”  spotted doing Sivagangai – Salem .

The bus is TN 58 N 2143  and the operating  pattern should  be Usilampatti – Madurai – Sivagangai – Salem – Sivagangai – Madurai – Usilampatti

TN 58 N 2143 Sri Andal express


Rear profile

Normal express buses originating from Salem towards beyond Madurai takes 5 hours up to Madurai which still can be reduced by another 30 mins.


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