200 buses to join MTC fleet in three months
CHENNAI: The Metropolitan Transport (MTC) will get 200 new buses this financial year. The state government on Wednesday announced its decision to purchase 3,000 new buses at a cost of Rs 434.75 crore to replace old ones and augment the fleet strength of the various transport corporations.
In an official press release, chief minister J Jayalalithaa said that buses which had been in operation for six years or those that had been operated for seven lakh km would be replaced with new buses.
MTC buses now have an average age of 2.72 years, a major drop from 2006-07 when the average age was about 7.8 years. “We will get about 200 buses by the end of the 2011-12 financial year. All of them will be ordinary buses with minimum fare structure,” said a senior MTC official.
Source: Times of India