Metropolitan Transport Corporation (Chennai – Divison.I) Ltd was established on 1 January 1972 with a fleet strength of 1,029 buses. The operational Jurisdication is the Chennai Metropolitan area. It served 176 routes and had 8 depots, including those at T. Nagar, Adyar, and Vadapalani. Depots at Anna Nagar and K. K. Nagar were established in 1973. The Pallavan Transport Corporation was split into two and a new Corporation, namely, Dr. Ambedkar Transport Corporation Ltd. started functioning from 19 January 1994 for this split Poonamallee Depot were splited buses covers Broadway via Koyambedu, Ambathur, and Redhills are comes under Dr. Ambedkar Transport Corporation Ltd and south-bounded bus broadway via Guindy, Tambaram, and T. Nagar are comes under Pallavan Transport Corporation. Pallavan Transport Corporation was renamed as Metropolitan Transport Corporation (Madras Division –1) Limited, Dr. Ambedkar Transport Corporation was renamed as Metropolitan Transport Corporation (Madras Division-II) Ltd., on 1 July 1997.
In order to make the Corporations viable, and for better administrative control, Metropolitan Transport Corporation (Madras Division II) was amalgamated with Metropolitan Transport Corporation (Madras Division I) Ltd in 10 January 2001. The fleet strength of the corporation at 1 March 2009 was 3,260 with 25 depots, a body building unit at Chrompet, a ticket printing press at K.K.Nagar and Reconditioning Unit at Patullos Road.
Registration Nos: TN – 01N, TN – 01AN.
Operations: Presently MTC operates Buses in city and suburbs of Chennai and to near by Kancheepuram, Thiruvallur dist.
Head Office : Pallavan House, Anna Salai, Chennai.
Body Building Units: Chrompet, Chennai.
Every Depots have fleet code for their buses and it denotes by its first two letter and the next its series there are 27 depots in MTC for better operation.
MKB Nagar MB
K.K Nagar KN
Anna Nagar AN
Besant Nagar BN
Chrompet Workshop CW
MTC in india is the first to introduce BS IV Buses intially ordered 150 nos of BS4 buses.