MTC 202 Tambaram Avadi via ORR

SETC 127UD Annavasal Chennai

Annavasal is a panchayat town in Pudukkottai district in the state of Tamil Nadu, India. Nearby place is Sittanavasal, It is a small village in Pudukkottai district and is world famous for its fresco paintings in the rock-cut Jaina cave temple. Sittannavasal has an important place in the history of Tamilnadu. The megalithic monuments such as stone-circles, urnburials and cists spread in the plains of this village testify that this area was inhabited by pre-historic man. Sittannavasal is known primarily for its mural paintings in the Jaina rock-cut cave temple called Arivar-koil. These paintings are second only in importance after Ajanta paintings in the art history of India. There is a natural cavern, called Ezhadippattam, with polished rock beds of Jaina ascetics. These rock beds contain Tamil inscriptions. The oldest is a Tamil Brahmi inscription, the oldest in the district, and was being considered till recently as belonging to the 3rd century BC. According to the recent study by Iravatham Mahadevan, it is dated to the 1st century BC. Sittannavasal is perhaps the only place where you can find inscriptions in Tamil from the 1st century BC to the 10th century AD. The Navach-chunai, with its submerged cave temple, would interest those who are adventurous.

TN-01AN-0252 TRY B 955 of Trichy Depot Route 127UD Annavasal – Chennai via Trichy.

TN-01AN-0252 TRY B 955 of Trichy Depot Route 127UD Annavasal - Chennai via Trichy.

TN-01AN-0252 TRY B 955 of Trichy Depot

TNSTC Salem – Thiruvarur

TNSTC Salem Thiruvarur from Tharamangalam Depot.

TN-30N-1422 of Tharamangalam Depot Route Salem – Thiruvarur via Namakkal, Trichy, Tanjavur.

TNSTC Salem - Thiruvarur

1000 special buses to Tiruvannamalai from chennai for “DEEPAM” festival


SETC Special buses for Tiruvannamalai Karthigai Deepam festival

SETC Operates special buses for Karthigai deepam festival from Coimbatore, Madurai, Nagercoil, Tirunelveli, Tuticorin, Tiruchendur to Tiruvannamalai. These buses are available for online reservation in website. Following are the timings of the special buses from various destinations.

@Nagercoil: 4:00 PM, 4:30 PM, 5:30 PM.

@Tirunelveli: 6:00 PM(NGL bus), 6:30 PM(NGL bus), 7:30 PM(NGL bus), 7:30 PM, 8:30 PM.

@Madurai: 7:30 PM, 8:30 PM, 9:30 PM, 10:00 PM, 10:30 PM.

@Tiruchendur: 4:00 PM, 5:00 PM, 6:00 PM

@Tuticorin: 5:00 PM, 6:00 PM, 7:00 PM

@Coimbatore: 8:30 PM, 9:00 PM, 10:00 PM

TNSTC Karur 1 & 2 Depots

TNSTC Karur Region which started its function from June 20 2013 taking over depots from its parent Region TNSTC Trichy. TNSTC Karur Head office Karur 1 & Karur 2 Depots are located in same compound. Some pics of the Depot complex clicked by Sakkarai Nathan.

Karur Regional Head Office

Karur 1 2 Depots_3

From the Entrance

Karur 1 2 Depots

Chennai – Karur SETC resting inside depot

Karur 1 2 Depots_7

Karur Region Learner Bus

Karur 1 2 Depots_6

FC unit

Karur 1 2 Depots_5

Karur 1 2 Depots_4

Workshop Area

Karur 1 2 Depots_2

Diesel Filling Point

Karur 1 2 Depots_1

Water Tanker

Karur 1 2 Depots_8

Special bus from Udumalpet to Tiruvannamalai Karthigai Deepam festival

There was a direct bus operated from Udumalpet to Tiruvannamalai daily before 2 months. It was stopped due to less patronage. The route was restarted from today for Karthigai Deepam festival. The bus starts from Udumalpet at 9:00 PM. If there is a less patronage, then the same bus will start from Tirupur.

For Karthigai Deepam festival, 15 special buses will be operated from Tirupur to Tiruvannamalai.


Special buses from Pollachi to Tiruvannamalai karthigai deepam festival

Pollachi branches of TNSTC-Coimbatore operates regular special buses to Tiruvannamalai during Pournami days for Girivalam in all the months. Special buses are operated for the people to participate in the girivalam festival. Special buses will be operated from Pollachi Bus stand to Tiruvannamalai from 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM today. Buses are operated in the return direction also.

Special buses are also operated to Palani, Anaimalai also.

News: Dinamalar-Coimbatore edition

New Tirupuvanam depot of TNSTC-Madurai

TNSTC-Madurai’s Madurai region has a depot at Tirupuvanam in Sivagangai district. This depot operates city buses from Tirupuvanam and near by places to Madurai city and this depot is located in Madurai-Rameshwaram national highway.

On 18-Jun-15, 14 new depots were inaugurated along with 345 new buses and one among them was Tirupuvanam depot. We were in a confusion, whether this depot is for Madurai region or Karaikudi region of TNSTC-Kumbakonam and was searching for this depot location. Surprisingly, this new depot is added to Madurai region and it is good enough to hold 50+ buses. This new depot is located in Madapuram close to Madapuram temple. Few buses were standing inside the depot and the old depot is also in operation. Good to see Madurai region getting an additional depot in Tirupuvanam.

Some pics of old and new depots.

New Tirupuvanam depot in Madapuram

New Tirupuvanam depot in Madapuram

New M-Shed..

M-Shed of new Tirupuvanam depot on one end.

Old Depot in Madurai to Rameshwaram road

An SLF entering the depot..

An SLF entering old Tirupuvanam depot in Madurai-Rameshwaram Road.

An SLF and a rebuilt bus waiting close to the M-Shed.

Buses at Old Tirupuvanam depot

Thiruchendur – Trichy Mayura Express

TNSTC Tirunelveli Thiruchendur Depot operates route no 555 Thiruchendur – Trichy via Thoothukudi, Madurai. Recently new bus have been allotted to this bus from this recent inauguration November 2015. It runs as BPR Bypass Rider between Thiruchendur – Madurai and 1 to 1 Nonstop between Madurai – Trichy.

TN-72N-1930 of Thiruchendur Depot Route 555 Thiruchendur – Trichy via Thoothukudi, Madurai.

555 Thiruchendur - Trichy


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