Women power

Our first spotting of lady conductor on the prominent Salem – Bengaluru route and we welcome this move :-)

The bus in picture is TN 30 N 1123 of Tiruchencode depot working on Salem – Bengaluru 1 to 5 express service.

New Destinations to AP other than usual

TNSTC Villupuram operates bus services to many destinations in AP. Nellore, Naidupet, Puttur, SriKalahasti, Tirupati and Chittoor are usual destinations. A new service to Pakala from Chennai. Slowly other AP Destinations should also tried by TNSTC.

Division : Villupuram
Region : Vellore
Branch : Koyambedu
Route : 144 Chennai – Pakala
Via : Poonamallee, Muthukadai, Thiruvalam, Chittoor.

TN-23N-2225 of Koyambedu Depot Route 144 Chennai - Pakala Via Poonamallee, Muthukadai, Thiruvalam, Chittoor.


TNSTC Salem Express timings from Salem

TNSTC Salem Express timings from Salem Central Bus stand to important destinations. Expresses with limited stoppages on Kallakurichi, Authoor, Mettur, vellore, Villupuram and Mysuru ( Mysore ). TNSTC Salem have come up with many innovative ideas on its operational area.

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TNSTC Express Timings from Salem.

TNSTC Express Timings from Salem.

MTC Division II

Dr. Ambedkar Transport Corporation Ltd. started functioning from 19 January 1994 for this split Poonamallee Depot were splitted buses covers Broadway via Koyambedu, Ambattur, Avadi and Redhills came under DATC., It headquarters was Poonamallee. Dr. Ambedkar Transport Corporation was renamed as Metropolitan Transport Corporation (Madras Division-II) Ltd., on 1 July 1997. In order to make the Corporations viable, and for better administrative control, Metropolitan Transport Corporation (Madras Division II) was amalgamated with Metropolitan Transport Corporation (Madras Division I) Ltd in 10 January 2001.

A very rare Photo from DATC MTC Div II TN-02N-0340 from Avadi Depot on 24C Avadi – V.House (Vivekandar House) route. The Body of the bus is built in 96 by Chrompet Body Building Unit.



Theni – Hosur New Service

TNSTC Madurai Dindigul region has started a new service Theni – Hosur.

TN 57 N 2262 of Cumbum-2 depot in Theni – Hosur route.

First Dindigul region bus to cross cross Salem and also to Hosur. Second TNSTC Madurai region service beyond Salem to Hosur.

TN 57 N 2262

Division : Madurai
Region : Dindigul
Branch : Cumbum 2
Type : Express
Route : Theni – Hosur
Via : Dindigul, Karur, Hosur.

TN-57N-2262 of Cumbum 2 Depot Route Theni - Hosur via Dindigul, Karur, Salem.

Erode to Oddanchatram of TNSTC-Coimbatore

Corporation: TNSTC-Coimbatore
Reg No: TN33 N 2363
Region: Tirupur region
Depot: Kangeyam depot
Route: Erode to Oddanchatram via Muthur, Vellakovil, Markampatti
Uniqueness: Starting and Ending places are under the control of different regions.

TN33 N 2363

Kallakurichi – Adyar New Service

Kallakurichi – Adyar New Service operated by TNSTC villupuram from two months back saw this route by our TNSTC fans till date we couldn’t get a clear pic of this bus. Have to get more details on operation. This one is operated by Sankarapuram Depot. From Chengalpattu to Adyar the bus stops at all important places where MTC stops., MTC Passes are not valid in this buses.


Division : Villupuram
Region : Villupuram
Branch : Sankarapuram
Type : Express
Route : Kallakurichi – Adyar
Via : Villupuram, Tindivanam, Melmaruvathur, Chengalpattu, Tambaram, Medavakkam, Velachery.

TN-32N-3193 of Sankarapuram Depot Route Kallakurichi - Adyar via Villupuram, Tindivanam, Melmaruvathur, Chengalpattu, Tambaram, Medavakkam, Velachery.


TNSTC SALEM has introduced two different EXPRESS services to Chennai aimed at serving the people working in the IT sector. The banner regarding the same has put up in the Salem CBS.


— Departing on 21:30, 22:00, 22:20, 23:35 hours every Sunday.

— SOFTWARE EXPRESS to Chennai CMBT via Vandalur, OMR, Kelambakkam, Siruseri, Sholinganallur, Tidel park, guindy.

— Current reservation for this buses done on the day of departure at Salem CBS.

–Happened to see three to four buses yesterday and the buses were jam packed. So i assume it is well received.



Kodaikanal – Mettupalayam

Kodaikanal – Mettupalayam service by Tiruppur region.


Division : Coimbatore
Region : Tiruppur
Branch : Palani
Type : Express
Route : Kodaikanal – Mettupalayam
Via : Palani, Pollachi, Kovai
Special Tag : NilaKutti.

TN-39N-0130 of Palani Depot Route Kodaikanal - Mettupalayam Via Palani, Pollachi, Kovai.

Aranthangi Trichy Malaikottai Rider

Now a days many short route distance buses to have special tag names to attract pax on this route either by famous places at the city or by the name of kings. here is one bound to trichy from Aranthangi Depot named as Malaikottai Rider.


Division : Kumbakonam
Region : Pudukkottai
Branch : Aranthangi
Type : Express
Route : 455A Aranthangi – Trichy
Via : Alangudi, Kulavaipatti, Keeranur.

TN-55N-0820 of Aranthangi Depot Route 455A Aranthangi - Trichy via Alangudi, Kulavaipatti, Keeranur.


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