New AC buses of Madurai to Chennai route

Recently SETC has added new AC buses to Major destination from Chennai. Madurai to Chennai has got 2 AC buses in that allocation and it is being operated by Madurai depot. These buses are making 4 schedules per day(2 day and 2 night) and these are branded as Vaigai AC.

To our surprise, we noticed two new buses got added to Madurai to Chennai route. TN01 AN 1500 and TN01 An 1501 are the newer addition to this route. We came to know that these buses will also be branded as Vaigai AC.

Below are new buses added to Madurai to Chennai route.

Pic: Umari Saravanan of TNSTC Blog.

TN01 AN 1500

TN01 AN 1500

TN01 AN 1500

TN01 AN 1501
TN01 AN 1500

New SLF type buses of TNSTC-Madurai

In 8-Feb-16 inauguration, TNSTC Madurai has added 8 new SLF kind of buses built on TML chassis. TNSTC Blog covered the same in the post New SLF City buses from 8-Feb Inauguration.

Some more buses got added after February inauguration. On 21-Apr-16, 5 more buses were standing at Madurai south RTO for registration. These buses are built by Madurai’s BBU with body looking similar to AshLey JNNURM SLFs running in Madurai city. They have digital boards in front and rear. Floor height and number of steps are not same as SLFs and there is no air suspension as well and these are required for an SLF. Old city express services had bucket type SLF seats and heigh and number of steps are similar to these new buses and they charged city express fares instead of SLF fares. Since the bodies of these new buses looks like an SLF, these are charging SLF fare.

Following are the pictures of those buses.

 

SETC AC Bus timings

Latest SETC AC bus timings.

SETC AC bus timings - Updated

SETC 182AC Virudhunagar Chennai

SETC AC service started its Operation on 13-04-2016 as a new year gift to Virudhunagar people. Its replacement for one of the existing service in this route. It will be operated from Madurai Depot but if it’s operated from Tirunelveli Depot it will not do empty runs. Hope officials should change the service from Madurai to Tirunelveli A Depot.

182AC CHENNAI VIRUDHUNAGAR | Chennai : 19:30 | Virudhunagar : 20:30 | Fare – Rs 460/- Depot : Madurai.

Photo : Divakar

TN01 AN 1472 MDU C461 of Madurai Depot Route 182AC Virudhunagar Chennai via Madurai.

TN01 AN 1472  MDU C461 of Madurai Depot Route 182AC Virudhunagar Chennai via Madurai.

TN01 AN 1472

TN01 AN 1479 MDU C462 of Madurai Depot Route 182AC Virudhunagar Chennai via Madurai.

TN01 AN 1479  MDU C462 of Madurai Depot Route 182AC Virudhunagar Chennai via Madurai.

TNSTC Virudhunagar Body Building Styles over a Decade

TNSTC Virudhunagar which Started its operation from 01.05.1997 after bifurcation of TNSTC Madurai erstwhile PRC. On initial days TNSTC Virudhunagar had buses built from TNSTC Coimbatore, TNSTC Kumbakonam, TNSTC Karaikudi, TNSTC Nagercoil and its Parent Division TNSTC Madurai. After setting up a body building unit at Virudhunagar Head Office. They showed their skills in Bodybuilding in each and every batch they differentiated them from others. one of the best were their Chennai Buses operated from Aruppukkottai they were on par with Prakash P6000 model. This post is about the models built by TNSTC Virudhunagar over a decade and we selected Aruppukkottai Depot Buses. Aruppukkottai depot is one of highest revenue generator of TNSTC Virudhunagar and interesting fact is till 01.04.91 it was with Maruthu Pandiyar Transport Corporation Ltd current TNSTC Karaikudi.

Different Generation and Styles of TNSTC Virudhunagar.

TN-67N-0291 after 11 years of successful service it is scrapped now.

TN67 N 0291 of Aruppukkottai Depot.

TN67 N 0327 of Aruppukkottai Depot Route Aruppukottai – Puliyuraan.

TN67 N 0327 of Aruppukkottai Depot Route Aruppukottai - Puliyuraan.

TN67 N 0388 of Aruppukottai Depot Route 98A Aruppukkottai – K.Puthur via Thiruchuli.

TN67 N 0388 of Arupukottai Depot Route 98A Arupukkottai - K.Puthur via Thiruchuli.

TN67 N 0400 of Virudhunagar Depot Route 9 Virudhunagar – Aruppukkottai via Palavananatham. (Odd Man on list)

TN67 N 0400 of Virudhunagar Depot Route 9 Virudhnagar - Aruppukkottai via Palavananatham.

TN67 N 0461 of Aruppukkottai Depot Route Aruppukottai – Narikudi via Thiruchuli. Aero Bus one of the best model.

TN67 N 0461 of Aruppukkottai Depot Route Aruppukottai - Narikudi via Thiruchuli.

TN67 N 0595 of Aruppukkottai Depot Route Aruppukottai – Suthampatti via Rediyarpatti.

TN67 N 0595 of Aruppukkottai Depot Route Aruppukottai - Suthampatti via Rediyarpatti.

TN67 N 0630 of Aruppukkottai Depot Route Aruppukottai – Ayankarisalkulam.

TN67 N 0630 of Aruppukkottai Depot Route Aruppukottai - Ayankarisalkulam.

TN67 N 0744 of Aruppukkottai Depot Route Aruppukkottai Sayalkudi.

TN67 N 0744 of Aruppukkottai Depot Route Aruppukkotttai Sayalkudi.

TN67 N 0867 of Aruppukkottai Depot Route 401A Aruppukkottai – Madurai.

TN67 N 0867  of Aruppukkottai Depot Route 401A Aruppukkottai - Madurai.

TN67 N 0913 of Aruppukkottai Depot Route Aruppukkottai – Tirunelveli.

TN67 N 0913 of Aruppukkottai Depot Route Aruppukkottai - Tirunelveli

TNSTC Cuddalore 199P Palayamkottai Chennai

when anyone hears about Palayamkottai they will get strike with the city Palyamkottai (Oxford of South India) located in Tirunelveli but this Palayamkottai (Palayamkottai Melapathy) is located near Chidambaram. Palayamkottai Melapathy is a small village on Kattumannarkoil taluk of Cuddalore District. Its pincode is 608701 Palayamkottai Melapathy is on MDR 432 from Thimmasamuthiram Junction on NH45C it is 4 Kms on east. TNSTC Cuddalore operates a service from its Chidambaram 2 Depot to Chennai.

TN32 N 3895 of Chidambaram 2 Depot Route 199P Palayamkottai Chennai via Sethiyathope, Vadalur, Panruti, Tindivanam.

Photo : Vinothkumar Kandasamy.

TN32 N 3895 of Chidambaram Depot Route Palayamkottai Chennai via Sethiyathope, Vadalur, Panruti, Tindivanam.

TNSTC Kancheepuram 87 Chennai Koyambedu – Irumbedu

Irumbedu is a small Village/hamlet in Madurantakam Taluk in Kanchipuram District of Tamil Nadu State, India. It comes under Irumbedu Panchayath. It is located 49 KM towards South from District head quarters Kanchipuram. 84 KM from State capital Chennai. Irumbedu is surrounded by Chithamur Taluk towards South, Acharapakkam Taluk towards South, Lathur Taluk towards East, Uttiramerur Taluk towards west. TNSTC operates a service from Koyambedu Depot on Irumbedu route.

TN21 N 1076 of Koyambedu Depot Route Chennai – Irumbedu via Perungulathur, Chengalpattu, Maduranthakam.

TN21 N 1076 of Koyambedu Depot Route Chennai - Irumbedu via Perungulathur, Chengalpattu, Maduranthakam.

TNSTC Cuddalore Ultra Deluxe Cuddalore Chennai via ECR

First time TNSTC Cuddalore Region Cuddalore Depots are getting 2×2 Ultra Deluxe with Air suspension earlier Chidambaram Chennai route got UD buses now its time for Cuddalore. Two new Ultra Deluxe buses which replaced the existing buses in the fleet started to run from a week back. Cuddalore Chennai via Pondy, ECR which is one of the highest revenue sector of TNSTC Villupuram. First MTC transferred Volvo AC buses with modified seats were deployed and now its turn for UD. Hope it would get a good attention from public.

TN32 N 4153 of Cuddalore 2 Depot Route Cuddalore – Chennai via Pondy, ECR.

TN32 N 4153 of Cuddalore 2 Depot Route Cuddalore - Chennai via Pondy ECR

TN32 N 4153 of Cuddalore 2 Depot

TN32 N 4154 of Cuddalore 2 Depot Route Cuddalore – Chennai via Pondy, ECR.

TN32 N 4154 of Cuddalore 2 Depot Route Cuddalore - Chennai via Pondy ECR

SETC Vaigai AC Chennai Madurai Day Night Summer Special

SETC introduced AC Buses on March 01 2016. It had a warm welcome from the day of inaugural. At the right time starting of Summer these ac buses were on road., for the past two weeks a trail run was done between Madurai Chennai on day night schedule and it was success. Now the service will be regular from both ends for summer as specials.. The two buses which run from Madurai depot will do a day night run between destinations. A good move by Madurai Depot Thanks to the officials who introduced these specials at right time.

SETC Vaigai AC Timings Chennai : 09:00 20:55 | Madurai : 10:00 22:30 | Fare : Rs 420/-

TN01 AN 1341 MDU C 429 of Madurai Depot Route 137AC Chennai Madurai.

TN01 AN 1341 MDU C 429 of Madurai Depot Route 137AC Chennai Madurai

K6 T.Kallupatti – Virudhunagar – Kallupatti Depot

TN 58 N 1072 T.Kallupatti Depot  – Route Num K6 T.Kallupatti – Virudhunagar Via Kallikudi

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