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Over 27,000 more buses to cater to Pongal rush.
Source : New Indian Express
CHENNAI: A total of 27,256 special buses would be operated to meet the passenger demand on the eve of Pongal that falls on January 14, said Transport Minister M R Vijayabhaskar here on Wednesday. Speaking at a press meet at the MTC Pallavan House, the minister said from January 11 to 13, about 10,437 buses would be operated from important places to various parts of the State. In addition, 7,891 buses would be operated to cater to the passengers between January 15 and 17.
To facilitate other district passengers who reside in Chennai, 5,158 special buses would ply from Chennai to other district headquarters between January 11 and 13, in addition to the regular 2,275 buses. Similarly, for return journey, 3,770 extra buses from various parts of Tamil Nadu would be operated to Chennai between January 15 and 17.
To reduce traffic congestion at Chennai Moffusil Bus Terminus, four temporary bus stands have been earmarked at Anna Nagar (West), Saidapet, Tambaram Sanatorium (MEPZ) and Poonamallee. The Metropolitan Transport Corporation would operate 5,158 additional feeder services from various parts of Chennai city to these temporary bus stands.
“All buses operated by the Tamil Nadu State Transport Corporation (TNSTC), State Express Transport Corporation (SETC) and Andhra Pradesh State Road Transport Corporation to Andhra will be operated from Anna Nagar (West) MTC bus stand, while the buses plying to Puducherry, Cuddalore and Chidambaram via East Coast Road will depart from Saidapet court bus-stop,” said the minister.
Similarly, buses going to Kumbakonam and beyond, Thanjavur via Tindivanam, Vikravandi and Panruti will depart from the Arignar Anna Bus Stand and Tambaram Sanatorium (MEPZ). “Operation of buses to Arcot, Arani, Vellore, Dharmapuri, Krishnagiri, Tirupattur and Hosur via Poonamallee will depart from the Poonamallee bus stand,” said Vijayabhaskar.
However, buses to various places such as Mayiladuthurai, Nagapattinam, Velankanni, Tiruchy, Madurai, Tirunelveli, Sengottai, Thoothukudi, Tiruchendur, Nagercoil, Kanniyakumari, Thiruvananthapuram, Neyveli, Villupuram, Kallakurichi, Tiruvannamalai, Kancheepuram, Salem, Coimbatore, Ernakulam and Bengaluru will ply from the CMBT terminus.
“TNSTC and SETC buses that are fully reserved at the CMBT will be operated via Maduravoyal, Poonamallee, Nazarathpet, outer ring road and Vandalur skipping Tambaram and Perungalathur. Those passengers who had chosen the boarding points at Tambaram and Perungalathur are requested to board buses at the Urapakkam temporary bus stop,” added the minister. Responding to a query, Vijayabhaskar said action would be taken against owners of omni-buses, which collected excess ticket fares from the passengers.
To reduce traffic congestion at Chennai Moffusil Bus Terminus, four temporary bus stands have been earmarked at Anna Nagar (West), Saidapet, Tambaram Sanatorium (MEPZ) and Poonamallee. The Metropolitan Transport Corporation would operate 5,158 additional feeder services from various parts of Chennai city to these temporary bus stands
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With the inauguration of NH87 till Arichalmunai in the mid of 2017 ,TNSTC- Kumbakonam has played it’s vital role of seamless connectivity to this “Must Visit” tourist attraction of Enchanting Tamilnadu.
The first bus for the day starts rolling out by 5:45 AM from Ramanathaswamy Temple gate and thereafter providing connectivity once in 30 ~ 45 mins intervals . The last schedule from Arichalmunai leaves around 5:00PM. Even after services are present till the Dhanuskodi (a.k.a The Ghost Town) till 8:30 PM as per one of the crew who drove us to this scenic point.
END to END fare is INR25 which is bit high as per TNSTC norms but it was worth.
Few moments on our recent coverage..
Earlier this year SETC added its ERAL to CHENNAI bus in online for the benefit of passengers.
Now the bus timings has been changed. Chennai Thiruvotriyur to Thiruchendur bus is running on this schedule and the departure timings are as follows
Departure Timings from Chennai
CHENNAI THIRUVOTRIYUR – 17.35 (5.35 PM)
CHENNAI CMBT – 19:00 (7.00 PM)
Departure Timings from Thiruchendur
TIRUCHENDUR – 16.00 (4.00 PM)
ERAL – 17.00 (5.00 PM)
THOOTHUKUDI – 17.45 (5.45 PM)
So passengers from ERAL can travel now till Chennai Thiruvotriyur in the same bus.
On MGR 100 years celebration which happened in Thirunelveli, Our CM has inaugurated a new service from Thirunelveli to Keezhapavur. Hope the service will get famous among people.
Keezhapavur (கீழப்பாவூர்) is a panchayat town in Tirunelveli district in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu.
It is located exactly 42 km from Tirunelveli West and 12 km from Tenkasi east and 6 km from Surandai South 1 km away from Tirunelveli – Tenkasi Highway Near city to Keelapavoor are Pavoorchatram, Tenkasi and Surandai.
Keelapavoor has the highest number of rice mills in the South District of Tamil Nadu. Keelapavoor is most famous for its rice production There are around 30- 60 rice mills The town supplies rice to various towns in Tamil Nadu, various states and even various countries.
It is a great news for the peoples who are all residing in Papanasam (Thirunelveli).
SETC has provided online ticket reservation facility to book tickets Papanasam and vice versa. Please select “PAPANASAM-TNV” to book tickets from Papanasam.
Below are the buses and its timings from Papanasam and from other ends.
As a good news, SETC is operating more Pamba special operations this year from various parts of Tamilnadu. For 2017-2018 Pamba special buses are inaugurated from Puducherry, Trichy, Madurai and Thoothukudi.
You can also book a bus if you are planning to Sabarimalai as a team. Contact numbers of SETC officers are provided for booking a bus.
We are expecting more support from pilgrims to support and save our Corporation.
TNSTC Kumbakonam Division Karur Region have introduced two new routes, last week we have published about Karur Tiruvannamalai this week another new service Karur Kodaikanal via Aravakurichi, Pallapatti, Vedasanthur, Dindigul, Vathlagundu. With this new service Aravakurichi, Pallapatti gets direct connectivity to Kodaikanal.
Timings | Karur : 08:00 A.M. | Kodaikanal : 01:15 P.M.
TN45 N 3846 of Karur 1 Depot Route Karur Kodaikanal via Aravakurichi, Pallapatti, Vedasanthur, Dindigul, Vathlagundu.