7C – An SETC product

SETC buses to deliver parcels – Reports Hindu

Been stumped by a sticker on an MTC bus with a legend ‘7 degrees C’? You are seeing an ad publicising the SETC’s latest service — delivery of couriers.

The transportation of letters and small parcels through State Express Transport Corporation (SETC) buses will commence before the end of this month. “A nominal charge of Rs.7 will be collected for sending postal covers and C stands for courier,” said an SETC official, explaining the campaign.

A letter or a parcel handed over to the SETC service will reach its destination in 12 hours and the recipient can collect it from the terminus after producing the necessary documentation, said the official. The cost of transporting parcels is yet to be decided though, the official added.

The service will be launched by Chief Minister Jayalalithaa. We have selected one firm for handling the courier service. We have been conducting a trial run for the past few weeks,” said SETC officials.

Last year, a similar service was introduced by the Coimbatore Transport Corporation on a pilot basis and it received a good response. “The corporation earned nearly Rs.26 lakh. After this, we decided to extend the service to other corporations too,” said the official.

“For us, passenger safety is of paramount importance,” said sources.

At present, the SETC has a total of 959 routes in which the courier service is expected to be introduced.

The SETC earns nearly Rs. 1 crore per day as revenue and this has witnessed an increase of 35 per cent when compared to previous years.

Soruce: The Hindu

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29 thoughts on “7C – An SETC product

  1. The other TNST Corporations may follow this to augment/fetch more revenue to the Corporation at a nominal/reasonable /affordable service charges to the public.

    On 12/19/12, “தமிழ்நாடு அரசு போக்குவரத்து கழகம் – TNSTC’s Blog”


  2. we request to arrange & implementing Volvo,sleeper,a/c buses like other states for entire Tamilnadu accessibility from all nearby states..


  3. its a good revenue generating idea, at the same time, please utilize these revenue for optimal maintenance of the SETC fleets. SETC must concentrate on maintenance, as it is far behind the other inter-state fleets………..


  4. It is good movement by the goverment . This income solve like ticket cost, loss of TNSETC, illegal activites by the drivers and conductors, i have hope it not discontinue in future


  5. I am humbly request Honorable Chief Minister and Transport Minister to introduce SETC Volvo Buses Services to Main Cities from Chennai. It is very shameful for all Tamil Nadu people in front of other state. They are providing well classed Volvo buses all over tamilnadu and starts earning profits. Please do some thing………………………………… please…..


  6. it is very good idea 7c courier in setc ok but how to get the franchise in chennai becoz i am in poonamallee(chennai) pls ubdate the reply thanks


  7. found so many intersted people eagerly waiting for setc’s
    new introduction… but why no setc staff responded to all of these above comments? Is there no body in setc have system knowledge? or they aware that setc is having this much fans? or they aware that people are looking at setc even though it is not that much maintended?


  8. This is good start now. also improve the service to other near states. Especially you take care to Kerala and cover in major cities. Others travels are doing and get large bussines for this sector.


  9. I saw the 7C counter in Tambaram Bus Stand today, but the counter staff told me that the bookings are restricted to within Tamilnadu.The rates are very cheap. Why couldn’t they extend the services to the whole of India?


  10. SETC have operating areas beyond Tamilnadu ie Trivandrum in Kerala state,Bangalore in the state of Karnataka and Tirupati in Andhra etc.


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