New Tirupuvanam depot of TNSTC-Madurai
TNSTC-Madurai’s Madurai region has a depot at Tirupuvanam in Sivagangai district. This depot operates city buses from Tirupuvanam and near by places to Madurai city and this depot is located in Madurai-Rameshwaram national highway.
On 18-Jun-15, 14 new depots were inaugurated along with 345 new buses and one among them was Tirupuvanam depot. We were in a confusion, whether this depot is for Madurai region or Karaikudi region of TNSTC-Kumbakonam and was searching for this depot location. Surprisingly, this new depot is added to Madurai region and it is good enough to hold 50+ buses. This new depot is located in Madapuram close to Madapuram temple. Few buses were standing inside the depot and the old depot is also in operation. Good to see Madurai region getting an additional depot in Tirupuvanam.
Some pics of old and new depots.
New Tirupuvanam depot in Madapuram
Old Depot in Madurai to Rameshwaram road
An SLF entering the depot..
An SLF and a rebuilt bus waiting close to the M-Shed.