New Buses from Madurai Division

TN-58N-2197 from Madurai Region of Ponmeni Depot Route 75B Periyar – Melur via Simmakal, Goripalayam, Thamukam, Mattuthavani, High Court, Othakadai.

Pic : Dhandapani Krishnasamy

Pic : Dhandapani Krishnasamy

TN-67N-0874 from Virudhunagar Region of Virudhunagar Depot Route Virudhunagar – Thiruchendur via Sattur, Kovilpatti, Etttayapuram, Thoothukudi, Arumuganeri.


TNSTC Madurai’s Pallangi Service

Pallangi is a small Village/hamlet in Kodaikanal Taluk in Dindigul District of Tamil Nadu State, India. It comes under Vilpatti Panchayath. It is located 104 KM towards west from District head quarters Dindigul. 11 KM from Kodaikanal.

TNSTC Madurai
Region : Dindigul
Depot : Periyakulam Type : Ordinary
Route : Madurai – Pallangi via Vadipatti, Vathlagundu, Kodaikkanal.


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.

New buses of TNSTC-Madurai’s Virudhunagar region

Few new buses from Virudhungar region..

TN67 N 0824 of Sathur depot running in Kovilpatti-Coimbatore

TN67 N 0834 of Virudhunagar depot waiting for its departure to Nagercoil as BPR

TN67 N 837 of Aruppukottai depot heading to Mettupalayam via Coimbatore

TN67 N 0860, A brand new in-house built bus of VNR region’s Aruppukottai depot heading to Madurai from Aruppukottai.

TN67 N 0862, Inhouse built newbie of Aruppukottai depot running in Madurai-Aruppukottai

Depots under Construction/Proposed in TNSTCs

1. Annur(Coimbatore region)
2. Ondipudhur-3(Coimbatore region)
3. Kodumudi(Erode region)

1. Sekkanoorani(Madurai region)

1. Karaikudi
2. Tirunelveli-2

1. Thiruvaiyaru(Kumbakonam region)
2. Aravankurichi(Karur region)

2.Besant Nagar

Aruppukottai-Tirupur-Mettupalayam service of TNSTC-Madurai’s Virudhunagar region

An unique route from TNSTC-Madurai’s Virudhunagar region.

TN67 N 0822 of Aruppukottai depot running in Aruppukottai-Tirupur-Mettupalayam route. Is this the first service from TNSTC-Madurai to be operated via Avinashi, Annur? Other Mettupalayam bound buses from VNR region goes via Coimbatore.


New buses of TNSTC – Madurai’s Dindugal region

Here are few brand new buses allotted to Dindugal region of TNSTC – Madurai . Once this region used to be  a dump yard for worn out buses now getting a better and fair treatment.

TN 57 N 2142 of Periyakulam depot deployed on Kumuli – Trichy

TN 57 N 2157 of Bodi depot on Bodi – Thanjai – Velankanni

TN 57 N 2166 of Dindugal – I depot on Sivakasi – Coimbatore

TN 57 N 2200 of Bodi depot on Kumuli – Coimbatore

TN 57 N 2214 of Thevaram depot deployed on Cumbum – Coimbatore

Town buses of Usilampatti

From the uncovered areas in TNSTC blog..

Townies from Madurai region running in Usilampatti.. Town routes from Usilampatti typically has “U” as prefix.

TN58 N 1280, A pasumalai workshop built city bus of Usilampatti depot..

TN 58 N 1280

TN58 N 0537, A rebuilt bus of Usilai depot.. Running in Usilai-Vikramangalam route..

TN 58 N 0537