Change in ERAL – CHENNAI Bus Timings

Earlier this year SETC added its ERAL to CHENNAI bus in online for the benefit of passengers.

Now the bus timings has been changed. Chennai Thiruvotriyur to Thiruchendur bus is running on this schedule and the departure timings are as follows

Departure Timings from Chennai

CHENNAI CMBT – 19:00 (7.00 PM)

Departure Timings from Thiruchendur

TIRUCHENDUR – 16.00 (4.00 PM)
ERAL – 17.00 (5.00 PM)
THOOTHUKUDI – 17.45 (5.45 PM)

So passengers from ERAL can travel now till Chennai Thiruvotriyur in the same bus.


New Service from TNSTC Thirunelveli

On MGR 100 years celebration which happened in Thirunelveli, Our CM has inaugurated a new service from Thirunelveli to Keezhapavur. Hope the service will get famous among people.

Keezhapavur (கீழப்பாவூர்) is a panchayat town in Tirunelveli district in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu.

It is located exactly 42 km from Tirunelveli West and 12 km from Tenkasi east and 6 km from Surandai South 1 km away from Tirunelveli – Tenkasi Highway Near city to Keelapavoor are Pavoorchatram, Tenkasi and Surandai.

About Keezhapavur

Keelapavoor has the highest number of rice mills in the South District of Tamil Nadu. Keelapavoor is most famous for its rice production There are around 30- 60 rice mills The town supplies rice to various towns in Tamil Nadu, various states and even various countries.

Papanasam (Thirunelveli) provided in online for booking

It is a great news for the peoples who are all residing in Papanasam (Thirunelveli).

SETC has provided online ticket reservation facility to book tickets Papanasam and vice versa. Please select “PAPANASAM-TNV” to book tickets from Papanasam.

Below are the buses and its timings from Papanasam and from other ends.

SETC Pamba Operation for 2017-2018

As a good news, SETC is operating more Pamba special operations this year from various parts of Tamilnadu. For 2017-2018 Pamba special buses are inaugurated from Puducherry, Trichy, Madurai and Thoothukudi.

You can also book a bus if you are planning to Sabarimalai as a team. Contact numbers of SETC officers are provided for booking a bus.

We are expecting more support from pilgrims to support and save our Corporation.

Just few causal snaps of Green Machines..

TNSTC Karur New Service Karur Kodaikanal

TNSTC Kumbakonam Division Karur Region have introduced two new routes, last week we have published about Karur Tiruvannamalai this week another new service Karur Kodaikanal via Aravakurichi, Pallapatti, Vedasanthur, Dindigul, Vathlagundu. With this new service Aravakurichi, Pallapatti gets direct connectivity to Kodaikanal.

Timings | Karur : 08:00 A.M. | Kodaikanal : 01:15 P.M.

TN45 N 3846 of Karur 1 Depot Route Karur Kodaikanal via Aravakurichi, Pallapatti, Vedasanthur, Dindigul, Vathlagundu.

TNSTC-Coimbatore to operate 430 Special buses from Coimbatore

TNSTC-Coimbatore to operate 430 special buses from Coimbatore for this deepavali. Special buses will be operated from Gandhipuram, Singanallur and Mettupalayam road new bus stands. Buses are operated on 15,16 and 17 October.

1. 95 trips to Chennai
2. 250 trips to Madurai
3. 300 trips to Salem
4. 160 trips to Trichy
5. 70 trips to Ooty.

Reservations for the special buses can be done at Gandhipuram, Singanallur and MTP road new bus stand.

Source: Dinamalar.

Salem Deepavali 2017 Temporary Busstand

Change in Boarding Point Salem

Due to Deepavali rushes buses bound to Covai, Tiruppur, Bhavani, Erode, Thiruchengode, Madurai, Dindigul, Trichy, Karur, Namakkal departing from Salem New Bus stand will depart from Jawahar Mill Ground temporary Bus stand from 16-10-2017 to 22-10-2017. Connecting Buses to Jawahar Mill Ground will be frequent from New Bus stand, Old City Bus stand and Junction.

#salem #traffic_Change #Jawahar_Mill_ground #Deepavali_2017 #Temporary_Busstand #TNSTC_Blog

#We_Love_TNSTC ❤

Info by Elango sir (TNSTC Blog FB Group)

TNSTC Karur New Service Karur Tiruvannamalai

TNSTC Kumbakonam Division Karur Region started a new service from Karur to Tiruvannamalai via Namakkal, Salem, Harur, Naripalli, Thanipadi. The route is also changed all buses to Tiruvannamalai from Salem will take Harur, Uthangarai, Chengam but this new service via Naripalli, Thanipadi. This new service gives direct connectivity to Tiruvannamalai from Karur. one more service to Tiruvannamalai can be tried from Karur via Namakkal, Rasipuram, Authoor, Kallakurichi, Sanakarapuram. TNSTC Karur Karur 1 & 2 Depots Operate this service from Karur 05:40 A.M. operated by Karur-2 depot. 08:00 P.M. operated by Karur-1 depot.

Timings | Karur : 05:40 A.M. & 08:00 P.M. | Tiruvannamalai : 06:20 A.M. & 02:40 P.M.

Info & Pic : Vignu 🙂

Karur Tiruvannamalai New Service

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TN45 N 3830 of Karur 2 Depot Route Karur Tiruvannamalai via Namakkal, Salem, Harur, Naripalli, Thanipadi.

TN45 N 3830 of Karur 2 Depot Route Karur Tiruvannamalai.jpg

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New Bus Body Code ARAI AIS 052 based TNSTC Prototype

Presenting our viewers the most awaited ARAI AIS 052 prototype buses being built at TNSTC Karur-Manmangalam Body Building Unit. Even though we were lagging in terms of timelines in adapting the new AIS 052 code when compared to neighboring RTC’s, the wait seems to be worth for it. The very first impression on looking at the prototypes built for City and Moffusil operations at Karur BBU is  “Just Awesome”. The front facia is carrying a fresh look with LED route boards on top replacing the traditional Stickers representing the corporation, an dual butterfly wipers for the first time for In-house body and neatly placed grills. Let’s have some detail look on our new design.

A Big Thanks to Elango Sir for sharing the pics 🙂

A little background on AIS 052 Code 

According to statistics bus body failures is the prime factor for high number of fatalities during road accidents. So the CG has imposed strict standards on body building and enforced the products should comply AIS 052 Bus body code defined by Automobile Research Association of India (ARAI)-Pune  The AIS 052 standards is widely used for city and short distance mofussil operation buses. So far many state owned and private body builders have obtained this certification from ARAI .Now TNSTC has come up with its own prototype for testing and certification . If certified this will be the standard designs for our TNSTC  going forward and every TNSTC BBU will have to adhere to this design pattern ..

More details on AIS 052 can be viewed HERE

A Big relief from Rail type sliding windows

TNSTC-Villupuram was the one to introduce rail type sliding windows way back around 2005,over the period this model was standardized when TNSTC started outsourcing bodybuilding to private units at Karur. We could see that this move was aimed for saving few perks on the bodybuilding but it costed dearly in terms of commuters comfort.These windows were not strong enough to withstand our road conditions and the lock which use to hold the top portion of glass used to break regularly. An passenger with an average height of 5.5 feet can’t lean on the window as these locks were projecting straight to the fore head area and would often cause injuries during jerks. Also these windows were a big hurdle for those who want to have a outside view. With rolling back to horizontal sliders on this new design one can expect more peaceful commute on  3hrs + Journey.

Pneumatic Doors

The proposed prototypes have Pneumatic (Air) Doors controlled by Drivers which is a major leap on the passenger safety.This will avoid foot boarding which is the nightmare for crews. The pneumatic doors will ensure safety for lady passengers who happened to stand close to front rear doors on jam packed peak hours. Both the city and inter city buses will have doors as per new norms. Our High court also ordered TNSTC to fix doors on all buses but its done only on major cities now with the new rule crews will be more happy for this automatic doors on initial days it will be a little difficult for operations but once it set it will be a big achievement towards Safety. More over these door will act as a better weather shield during  winter and rainy seasons.

Seating Capacity and Leg Space 

The current seating capacity of our City variant is 40 and Mofussil is 57 . The seating capacity on these new models will be reduced bringing huge relief for passengers.  The proposed layout brings down the present 5 seating format adjacent to driver area to 3 seats similar to that of Kerala RTC and it will be applicable for both city and Mofussil versions. On  the rear portion of the bus ,the second last row of seats (3 seater)  located facing entry stairs will be removed for easy access of Emergency Exit .With these amendments the overall seating capacity will be reduced 36 and 51 for city and mofussil variants respectively. This will result in ample leg space and reduce the strain and pain . Thanks to ARAI , now TNSTC has to acknowledge that the travelers measuring 5.5+ feet are also Human beings and not some Dump luggage. Now the last seat next to emergency doors will be VIP seats as it has double the leg spaces. Seats will also be standardized to have have good cushion and high head rest. The platform levels are raised and will have a hassle free travel over front and rear tyres.

Emergency Exit

The Rear portion on the driver side has been provisioned with an PROPER Emergency Exit (EE) which can be operated from both inside and outside. For easy access to this EE seats objecting the path have been removed. On front portion of the bus,the second window from driver doesn’t have the rails running over it making it as an alternate EE.  Similar provision is made for the window situated before the front door on the other side.The rear glass will also be an breakable one and can be used as Emergency Exit. The only disadvantage on this arrangement is that the route board placed on top of the glass hold a good area and becomes as major obstacle in the escape path. This can be rectified by placing the route board below the rear glass .The platform level can be matched with the rear glass for easy step out on any emergency.

Overall this new design is refreshing one in terms of Safety,Comfort and cosmetics. We hope our new buses will soon hit the roads based on these new standards.  Our body building units has already proved their skill sets in the past by making their own trademark designs under given limited opportunities. Let’s wait for their eye-catching innovations on the front profiling  from every TNSTC Regional BBU as per this new AIS 052 code.

Like any other fans ,we at Team TNSTCBLOG are eagerly expecting them on road with our eyes kept wide open 🙂 .

Let’s make TNSTC/SETC Great again !!

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