Special buses to Ooty for flower show
COIMBATORE: The Tamil Nadu State Transport Corporation, Coimbatore division will operate special buses to Ooty for three days from May 18 to clear the extra rush for the flower show.
The special buses would be operated from Coimbatore, Mettupalayam, Pollachi, Tirupur and Erode, said a senior transport official. He said 45 special buses would be operated from Coimbatore to Ooty, another 15 buses each from Mettupalayam, Pollachi, Tirupur and Erode.
During last year the flower show attracted several people from far off areas and at least 8,000 passengers travelled everyday to Ooty. It is expected that this year more number of people would travel and the arrangements have been done in such a way that the buses can ply with at least 12,000 passengers or more in a day, he said.
He said that the corporation expects an increase of revenue collection from Rs 21 lakh last year to Rs 36 lakh during these three days this year.
Similarly, for visiting major five areas in Ooty, which includes Children Park, Rose Garden, Boat House, Botanical Garden and Dodabetta Peak, 15 circular buses have been arranged. Adults can travel for the whole day to these places by paying Rs 90 and for children Rs 50.
Likewise, another 20 park and ride buses have also been arranged for the tourist to travel within the city for a whole day. Adult can travel in these buses by paying Rs 10 and Rs 5 for children, he said. The frequency has been increased to reduce the waiting period and to control the rush, he added.