New Ultra deluxe buses of SETC built by different body builders

Till 1-Apr-12, It was Zero new ultra deluxe buses with SETC. Eventhough we got 65+ new 48 Seater 12M UDs on AshLey 12M chassis, we cannot claim them as UDs because they were 48 seaters and they didnt have air suspension too. They were actually SD buses but SETC stickered them as UD buses. Once the new govt came in, a big boost was given to SETC with 12M UD buses with air suspension in the rear. TN govt announced that they will procure 6000 new buses. Announcement came in two budget sessions with 3000 buses in each session. SETC will be getting 773(474+299) buses in total. Already 205 new 12M buses hit the road and it also got 33 rebuilt buses. Majority of the 33 rebuilt buses were old 12M AC buses of SETC. All were built by private body builders. Veera, Bangalore Body builders, KMS, Irizar TVS, GS, Arrow, Atal, Gemini, Best, TVR, Royal, REC and Shakti etc., got the order for buidling UD buses for SETC. Below are the pics of UD buses built by different body builders for SETC

Irizar TVS – TN01 N 9889 of Coimbatore depot running in Coimbatore-Chennai route as R.No 460UD.

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KMS Coach – TN01 N 9900 of Madurai depot running in VNR-Chennai route with a stoppage at Madurai

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One more KMS Coach bus. TN 01 AN 0094 running in R.No 897 Madurai-Mangalore via Karur, Erode, Sathyamangalam, Mysore, Madikerri

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Bangalore Body Builders built. TN01 N 9895. Its running in Chennai-Mayiladuthurai route.

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Arrow coach – TN01 AN 0149 of Pondy depot running in Pondy-Chennai.

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Atal Coach, Karur – TN01 N 9968 of Madurai depot running in Madurai-Chennai route.

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TVR Coach, Karur – TN01 AN 0049. Running in Madurai-Chennai route.

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Best Coach, Karur – TN01 AN 0023, of Kumbakonam depot running in Kumbakonam-Chennai route.

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Gemini Coach, Karur – TN01 N 9884. A Nellai depot bus Running in Tirunelveli-Coimbatore in R.No 626UD via Palani, Pollachi

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Royal Coach, Karur – A 36 Seater UD. But completely rebuilt. TN01 N 5559 of Madurai depot.

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REC, Karur. TN01 N 5769. Downgraded from 12M AC to Non AC. Heading towards Tirunelveli from Chennai.

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Veera Built. TN01 N 9931 of Trichy depot running in Srirangam-Bangalore. Pic Copyright: Rajesh @ SSC.

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4 thoughts on “New Ultra deluxe buses of SETC built by different body builders

  1. Thank you very much friends. Our team which is on a research about the TNSTC and SETC, came across your site and we had a lot information from your site. What you are doing an excellent job to the society. We are very much eager to meet you. If you interested, kindly mail me to ms.anandam@yahoo.com

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  2. me too from childhood very great interest in buses, regarding the deseigns, make n models… nice 2 c this site. i m very fond ot thiruvalluvar bus and pallavan bus…. great job friends to have a blog like this

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