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


New Buses from Nellai Region

TN-72N-1909 of Thiruchendur Depot Route Thiruchendur – Kumuli via Thoothukudi, Madurai,Theni, Cumbum. Bus built on TATA Motors Chassis.


TN-72N-1911 of Thisayanvilai Depot Route 175X Thisayanvilai – Rameswaram via Udangudi, Thiruchendur, Thoothukudi, Sayalkudi, Ramnad. Bus built on Ashok Leyland Chassis.


Long Runner inside South T.N.

TNSTC Nellai’s One and only long runner inside south T.N. itself starting from Kanyakumari and ending at Rameswaram. travelling 440 kms in a single, for up and down travelling 880 kms in 24 hrs.

This service is the special one this is the one and only Nellai Divison bus to enter Madurai – Rameswaram National Highway ( AH 43 ).


TNSTC Nellai
Region : Nagercoil
Depot : Kanyakumari Type : Express Bypass Rider
Route : Kanyakumari – Rameswaram
Via : Nagercoil, Tirunelveli, Madurai, Ramanathapuram.

Special : This stops only at 4 important towns en-route.


New Buses

Refurbished Bus 53B Thoothukudi – Keelavaipar (Costal Village) by Thoothukudi City Depot

TN-72N-1172 of Thoothukudi City Depot  53B Thoothukudi - Keelavaipar ( Costal Fishing Village )

Newbie TN-72N-1902 Thiruchendur – Velankanni by Thiruchendur Depot

TN-72N-1902 of Thiruchendur Depot

Newbie TN-72N-1905 Thoothukudi – Coimbatore by Thoothukudi Mofussil Depot

TN-72N-1905 of Thoothukudi Mofussil Depot Route  Thoothukudi -  Coimbatore

Nellai gets 6 new and 12 Rebuilt buses

Nellai received 6 new and 12 Rebuilt buses from the recent inauguration held on 19-Feb-2014.

Routes of the new buses..
1. Alankulam-Tirupur via Sankarankovil
2. Sencottah-Sathy
3. Tiruchendur-Velankanni
4. Sencottah-Trichi
5. Thenkasi-Coimbatore
6. Thisayanvilai-Coimbatore

Tirunelveli region received 7 rebuilt buses and Tuticorin region has got 5 rebuilt buses. BTW, this is the only news item i’m seeing Tuticorin region name. :)


TNSTC reaps good harvest during Pongal

In Madurai region, the fare collection stood at Rs 13.06 crore

The state-run TNSTC (Tamil Nadu State Transport Corporation) has reported an increase in its revenue from fare collection before and after the Pongal festival in the southern districts.

Despite close to 300 buses in the region being impounded by various courts for not complying with issuance of compensation to accident victims, the TNSTC had reported close to a Rs one crore increase in its revenue than the corresponding last season.

According to a senior TNSTC official, to clear extra rush, the Corporation had made elaborate arrangements and planned the requirement well in advance. By pressing in spare vehicles from different depots and by operating almost round-the-clock on the eve of Pongal from various destinations, the public were ensured mobility.

The southern district, which comprises Madurai, Virudhunagar, Dindigul, Tirunelveli and Nagercoil regions had operated 4,480 buses from January 12 to 16.
In Madurai region, the fare collection stood at Rs 13.06 crore, which was higher by Rs 90 lakh than the previous Pongal festival period, which netted Rs 12.16 crore. However, the collection was not encouraging from Tirunelveli and Nagercoil regions as the Corporation had reported a marginal increase of just Rs 13,000. The five day collection during the current year was Rs 8.73 crore, while it was Rs 8.60 crore during corresponding last Pongal season, the official added.

Buses impounded
The official said that the revenue from the Pongal season would have actually been higher this year but following court directive, as many as 290 buses from Madurai and Tirunelveli regions were impounded since the Corporation had not settled claims/compensation to accident victims. Of course, the cases were pending at various stages now; he clarified and refused to elaborate.

Despite limitations, the official said that overall coordination of officers and field supervisors facilitated in ensuring that the special buses were operated thus reaping in productivity. During this time, reservation and non-reservation services were operated and it was welcomed by the commuters.

Chennai focus
However, trade union office-bearers from CITU said that the Corporation had given undue importance to Chennai and deployed large number of buses to the headquarters. This affected many routes in southern districts. Further, by focusing on longer stretches, the shorter destinations were operated by private operators, who collected fancy fares utilizing the season, they alleged.

When contacted, Tamil Nadu State Transport Corporation Staff Federation state treasurer S. Sampath said that in the lines of Karnataka, the Tamil Nadu government may consider passenger linked insurance which would enable easy settlement of compensation to the accident victims/their legal heirs. Thus detention of buses or impounding of vehicles could be prevented.

Source: Moreover, it would also pave way for covering more routes on regular days, which were now hampered due to court directives.The Hindu

TNSTC-Tirunelveli’s new bus in Coimbatore-Vilathikulam route

TN72 N 1895, A brand new in-house built bus of Vilathikulam depot running in Coimbatore-Vilathikulam route via Pollachi, Palani, Madurai. This was built by Tirunelveli region’s Samathanapuram unit.


The above bus replaced the following one from Vilathikulam depot..TN74 N 1521.. A VPM built, NGL registered bus with Nellai region.. Operated by Vilathikulam depot in Vilathikulam-Coimbatore(Ukkadam) via Pollachi. This is the first bus to charge express fare in Madurai-Pollachi route. Initially it charged Rs.54 and later Rs.57. Now the fare should be in Rs.100s.


New buses of TNSTC-Tirunelveli

TN 72 N 1897 of Thiruchendur Depot allotted to Tiruchendur-coimbatore route.

TN 72 N 1882 of Papanasam depot on Madurai route via Tirunelveli. The Registration no pattern is going zigzag TN 72 N 1888 Papanasam – Rameswaram came to route 1.5months back, but in this inagural 1882 has been inagurated.

Refurbished TN 21 N 1193 of Puliyankudi Depot, the engine sound made the bus to look like a brand new superb work, saw TN-72N-1167 for route no 32 Nellai Junction – Alangulam in petrol bunk on return.
12C Kadayanallur – sencottah

TN 72 N 1890 of sankarankovil Depot on Srivilliputtur – Tirunelveli route.