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Small Buses flagged off by our late CM J.Jayalilatha in Chennai last year was an instant hit among the commuters of Chennai city. It connected the sub-urbs to the important areas and became a good feeder services for its residents.
There were requests for operating such small/mini buses from rest of the TN in their respective areas. Now its turn for Madurai city to get small buses. Below is the new Small Bus built on Ashok Leyland Viking 3900 WB by Dindigul region’s Vathlagundu Body Building unit. It will ply around Masi veethi’s of Meenakshi Amman Temple and connecting Periyar Bus stand which is the main city Bus station for the city of Madurai. It will run as a circular service between Periyar – Periyar connecting all Masi Streets. We hope that other places in Madurai City will also get connected by new Small Buses.
Masi veethi’s of Madurai are one way, so we may not have opposite services for this route like C1/C1, C3/C4 circular services in madurai. They can also plan such services in Veli veethi’s in future.
TNSTC Blog’s exclusive pics of yet to be introduced new Small bus of TNSTC-Madurai for Madurai city.
New SETC Service and a TNSTC service was flagged off by Honorable Minister of Hindu Religious and Charitable Endowment Sevur S.Ramachandran on a function held at Arani. New SETC service 479UD from Cocimbnatore to Arani and TNSTC Service connecting Chennai from a village Mansurabath near polur.
News Shared by PSB Arani
SETC Timings | Coimbatore : 09:00 A.M. 09:00 P.M. | Arani : 09:00 A.M. 09:00 P.M.
Temporary Bus stands for pongal festival 2017 have been announced. For the first time in Deepavali 2016 temporary bus stands were setup it was some relief in crowd management too. The same arrangement have been done for this festive season too. For Pondy, Cuddalore, ECR bound instead of Election commission office Adyar Gandhi Nagar MTC Bus stand is allotted. MTC will ply link service to this Temporary bus stands from 11 – 13. Passengars boarding from Tambaram, Perungulathur will have boarding point at Urappakam Temporary Bus-stand.
Pongal Festival 2017 Special Bus: As per the press release, From Chennai to all district Head Quarters and to all important places, apart from 2,275 scheduled buses, 794 special buses on 11.01.2017 and 1,779 special buses on 12.01.2017, 1,872 special buses on 13.01.2017. From 11.01.2017 to 13.01.2017 4,445 special buses will be operated. Put together the scheduled buses and special buses for the above three days will be 11,270.
From the other important places 991 special buses on 11.01.2017, 2,291 special buses on 12.01.2017, 3,141 special buses on 13.01.2017 will be operated. Totally 6,423 special buses planned to operate from other places. Pongal 2017 Special Bus Online Ticket Booking Reservation @ SETC http://www.tnstc.in
Similarly, after the completion of the Pongal festival, same number of special buses will be operated from the destination places to Chennai. Tamil Nadu Government announced that passengers can advance book their tickets through 29 booking counters in CMBT bus stand. Tickets can be booked from 09-01-2017 today on Special counters in CMBT and online. For high ticket fare collection complaints can be informed through the Telephone Number 044-24794709.
Kalaiarasn from Chittheri serving on T6 Arakkonam Shollingar for the past 10 years. He is very well known on this route by the public. He is too kind and gentle to the school students majority of free bus pass holders. Taking students safe and none is allowed on foot-boards. we TNSTC Blog pride to honor the service of this conductor. A role model to other conductors in TamilNadu.
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Hobbies Collections of kids are becoming now history on today’s technologies. Today’s kids are happy with Tab’s, ipod’s and latest gaming technology. But we are blessed to be the kids of 90’s era. Our hobbies and collections may look waste by elder ones but the happiness they gave at that age and still now. Travelling one of the most happiest moments of life and our best achievement was getting the first single seat opposite to driver. Sitting like a king on the single seat, enjoying overtakes, looking proudly the gesture of the drivers while overtakes and dreaming when we become elder have to drive a bus like him.
Another most happiest moment is collection of our travel tickets. Here we go with with a collection of TNSTC SETC tickets from 90’s. Suyambu Kesavan ( Duoronto K7 ) of Kanyakumari dist collects tickets from his age of 12. Today it look like a great treasure to us. The highlight of his collections are TSTC Nagercoil Madurai Div iii, Offline computerized ticket of SETC, and the lowest fare of city 200 Paise & Mofussil 350 Paise. Many Bus fans have collections of tickets and some missed too but he is one step ahead of everyone by collecting an old leather conductor bag and a aluminium writing pad. we have wondered many times how conductors fill their invoice on the high speed bus with the support of these small sheets. Its our honor to bring this nostalgia for our viewers once again a big thanks to Duoronto K7 for his valuable collections.
Much needed Hosur – Kollam Service was flagged off on end of Sept – 2016 via Punalur boosting the connectivity to Kerala.
Route : 772H UD Hosur – Kollam via Madurai,Tenkasi,Punalur
Operator : Hosur SETC Depot
Departure Timings: Hosur 4:30 PM / Kollam 5:00 PM
Spotted below is TN 01 AN 0949 honoring this service