Seasonal Tickets Scam MTC to replace it soon by Smart cards

MTC issues Daily, Weekly, 15 Days and 1000 Rs Monthly Pass, the scam had been largely done in Monthly Pass. workers from Anna Nagar, Adambakkam Depots have involved in scam with the help of Officials. During Ticket checking these duplicates pass were got and revenue loss was found. To avoid Duplicates soon smart cards will be replaced. Smart Cards will have serial numbers and holograms. the colors of other seasonal tickets will also be changed soon.

Source : Dinamani

Mahabalipuram to Tirupathi New Service by TNSTC Kanchipuram

A long demand of tourist and public have been noticed and a new service between Mahabalipuram tourist place and Tirupathi. The service will be depart at 5 AM from Mahabalipuram goes via Thirukazhukundram, Chengelpet, Kanchipuram, Thiruthani reaches Tirupathi at 12 PM. The New Service is operated by TNSTC Kanchipuram Chenaglpet 2 Depot, currently 3 x 2 bus in operation. In upcoming days it should be upgraded as Super Deluxe to meet passenger comfort as journey takes long 7 hrs.

Timings Mahabalipuram : 5AM Tirupathi : 12:45 P.M.

Pic : Respective Owners

TNSTC Madurai New City Buses

TNSTC Madurai had deployed new city buses from July 2017 without any formal inaugural, Now a days new buses rolls out once it fully finished and registered., so cant predict where its running and which route its allotted. recently 10 pseudo SLF have been came to operation in Madurai City all are built on TATA LPO 1512 chassis as usual Pasumalai workers showed their skill in body building the painting style is same but the colours are little vibrance the ivory shade is brighter and mingles with choclate brown on lower. The bright colour combo reminds the One fare ” Ore Kattanam ” Rs 3, 4, 5 Ivory Choclate Brown checked buses. Minus is the front led display is too small it should be lengthier like before and Pneumatic doors body building unit should upgrade them to next level. soon AIS 052 code implementation and central motor rules going to be passed change in body design is must

some clicks of the newbie on road.

TN58 N 2378 of Ponmeni Depot Route 77BA Mattuthavani – Arappalayam via Anna Nilayam, Goripalayam, Simmakal.

TN58 N 2379 of Ponmeni Depot Route 77BS Mattuthavani – Arappalayam via Anna Nilayam, Goripalayam, Sellur.

TN58 N 2380 of Madurai Nagar Depot Route 77B Mattuthavani – Arappalayam via Thamukkam, Goripalayam, Simmakal.

TN58 N 2381 of Madurai Nagar Depot Route 48AD Thirumangalam – Arappalayam via Thiruparankundram, Pasumalai, Bypass, TNSTC HO.

TN58 N 2386 of Thirumangalam Depot Route 48Y Thirumangalam – Matuthavani via Thiruparankundram, Periyar, Simmakal, Goripalayam.

TN58 N 2387 of Ellis Nagar Depot Route 77BA Mattuthavani – Arappalayam via Anna Nilayam, Goripalayam, Simmakal.

TN58 N 2388 of Thiruparankundram Depot Route 77BA Mattuthavani – Arappalayam via Anna Nilayam, Goripalayam, Simmakal.

Additional Pickup point in Bangalore added by SETC

In addition, SETC added one more pick up point in Bangalore within next 2 days after adding St. John’s hospital bus stop for its services starting from Bangalore.

SETC added Roopena Agrahara as additional pickup point after St. John’s Bus Stop.

For those who doesn’t aware of the point, here is the google maps location of the point.

Please make use of this Service.

New Pick-up Point for Bangalore

A long wait is over. A good news for those who are using SETC services from Bangalore.

SETC has removed Madiwala police Station pickup point and added St.John’s Hospital pickup point for all the routes. So here after there is no chance to run behind the buses. And it in came into action with immediate effect.

SETC new Service Sankarankoil – Bangalore – Sankarankoil

SETC has started a new service from Sankarankoil to Bangalore and Vice versa.. Via Sivakasi – Virudhunagar.

From Sankarankoil

  • Sankarankoil departure at 5 PM
  • Sivakasi departure at 7 PM
  • Virudhunagar departure at 7.45 PM
  • Bangalore arrival at 6 AM

From Bangalore

  • Bangalore departure at 17.15 PM
  • Virudhunagar arrival at 4.45 AM
  • Sivakasi arrival at 5.15 AM
  • Sankarankoil arrival at 6.15 AM

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Coimbatore City gets New Buses

TNSTC Coimbatore have deployed new city buses in coimbatore city today, these buses have replaced some old SLF’s funded under JNNURM Phase I. These new city buses are built by MTC Chrompet body building unit. with new bus body code AIS 052 to be implemented shortly these buses don’t have air suspension, Pneumatic doors. The front route board electronic display is too short and it will not be clearly visible to old age people’s. here are some pics of the new buses rolled out today.

Thanks to Allwin for sharing the pics.

Minister flags off Electric Trial Bus in Chennai

Ashok Leyland last year introduced the first ‘Made in India’ electric bus “Circuit.” The bus is equipped with a minimum seating capacity of 35 to a maximum of 65. It can run upto 120 kilometres on a single recharge under standard test conditions.

The 9M Circuit Bus was flagged of by Trans Minister Vijayabaskar in Central Depot Permises and a trial run was conducted. Minister has also asked for AC Electric Buses

504C TSS Vellore Ambattur O.T. TNSTC Timings

TNSTC Vellore is connecting vellore with terminus of Chennai city other than CMBT. After success of Avadi service Ambattur O.T. has been added. Vellore to Ambattur O.T. via Poonamallee, Avadi. Timings of the service 504C TSS Time Saving Services from both ends.

504C TSS Vellore Ambattur O.T. TNSTC Timings

New buses hits road on time..no more waiting

Seems the days are gone where new buses are dumped for months at depots (worst case of  4 to 5 months ) waiting for the Chief Ministers appointment for inauguration. There has been spotting of new buses across different corporations put into service silently in the recent past.

In spite of loosing the advantage of tracking the numbers on the newbies with ease during inaugurations ,we at TNSTCBLOG welcomes this SILENT move.

Below are the couple of  in house built TNSTC-Salem new buses captured for our viewers

TN29 N 2736 of Dharmapuri Moffusil depot on Bengaluru – Dharmapuri route

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TN30 N 1539 as 3.33 ECX from Jhonsonpet -2 Depot

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Buses built on TML chassis (like 2736) has got a face makeover which is not quite appealing though as compared to their previous releases and the Ashok leyland ones retains their current profiles .

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