TNSTC – Madurai

TNSTC – Madurai is the public transport bus operator mainly in the districts of  Madurai, Dindigul, Theni, Virudhunagar.

History:

The Pandiyan Roadways Corporation Ltd. ( presently Tamil Nadu State Transport Corporation ( Madurai) Ltd, Madurai Region), came into existence from 17.01.1972 on account of nationalization of buses of the private operators as per the 1971 Act. The fleet of 346 buses along with the Depots and workmen were taken from M/s Southern Roadways Private Ltd, Madurai.

This corporation was formed under Companies Act to secure effective decentralization and better management. On 01.01.1974, 106 buses operated in Thirunelveli area was transferred and Kattabomman Transport Corporation ( presently TNSTC ( Madurai) Ltd, Thirunelveli Region ) came in to existence with Nagarcoil as its Head Quarters. Further 62 buses were transferred to M/s Cholan Roadways Corporation Ltd. (presently TNSTC ( Kumbakonam) Ltd, Kumbakonam Region) which came in to existence with Kumbakonam as its Head Quarters with effect from 01.07.74. After these transfers, the area of this corporation covered 3 revenue districts of unbifurcated Madurai, Ramanathapuram and Pudukottai districts.

When the fleet strength of this Corporation was 1249, this was bifurcated on 01.04.1983 and 352 buses were handed over to M/s Maruthu Pandiyar Transport Corporation Ltd, (presently TNSTC ( Kumbakonam) Ltd, Karaikudi Region), which started its operation in the eastern portion of Madurai-Aruppukottai Road in the unbifurcated Ramanathapuram District and Pudukotai District.

Again when the fleet was 1097 buses,this corporation was bifurcated and 446 buses were handed over to M/s Rani Mangammal Transport Corporation Ltd. (presently TNSTC ( Madurai) Ltd, Dindugal Region ) on 01.04.1986 which started its operation with Dindugal as Head Quarters with the area of operation covering the part of Madurai District and west of the Dindugal-Periyakulam-Kumuli Road and entire Dindigal District.

The Government with a view to streamline the operations ordered for the transfer of Aruppukottai branch, which was taken over on 01.04.91 along with the buses from M/s Maruthu Pandiyar Transport Corporation Ltd. (presently TNSTC (Kumbakonam) Ltd, Karaikudi Region) and with this transfer, the entire Virudhunagar District came in to the operational jurisdiction of this Corporation.

Again when the fleet was 1249, the Corporation was bifurcated as per G.O MS No.100 dated 29.04.1997 and the new Corporation commenced its operation in the name of M/s Veeran Sundaralingam Transport Corporation Ltd. (presently TNSTC ( Madurai) Ltd, Virudhunagar Region), having its Head Quarters at Virudhunagar with 352 buses with effect from 01.05.97.

Subsequently the name of Pandiyan Roadways Corporation Ltd. was changed to Tamil Nadu State Transport Corporation (Madurai Div I) LTD. TNSTC-Madurai had 5 regions namely Madurai, Dindigul, Virudhunagar, Tirunelveli and Nagercoil. TNSTC-Madurai was further bifurcated on 23-October-2010 to form TNSTC-Tirunelveli with Tirunelveli and Nagercoil regions.

Operations:

Presently TNSTC – Madurai operates city buses in important cities of Madurai, Dindigul, Theni, Virudhunagar in TamilNadu  It also operates long distance services and Special Buses to Chennai, Kodaikanal, Palani etc.,

Head Office : Madurai.
Regions :

1.Madurai
2.Dindigul
3.Virudhunagar

Registration Nos: TN57 N, TN58 N, TN67 N

Body Building Units:
Madurai :  Pasumalai.
Dindigul : Vathalagundu.
Virudhunagar : Virudhunagar.

Depots:
Madurai : Puranagar, Nagar, Ponmeni, M.C.B, Pudhur, Melur, Thirupuvanam, Ellisnagar, Thiruparankundram, Thirumangalam,
Sholavandan, T.Kallupatti, Pudukulam, Usilamppatti, Sipcot, Sekkanoorani.
Dindigul : Dindigul-I, Dindigul-II, Dindigul-III, Natham, Vedasendur, Ottanchatiram, Palani, Batlagundu, Periyakulam, Theni, Bodi, Cumbum-I, Cumbum-II, Thevaram, Kumuli, Kodaikanal, Lower Camp.
Virudhunagar : Virudhunagar, Sattur, Aruppukottai, Sivakasi 1, Sivakasi 2, Sirvilliputhur, Rajapalayam-1, Rajapalayam-2 Kariyapatti.

 

77 thoughts on “TNSTC – Madurai

    • take town bus from Madurai airport( not frequent service) to madurai mattuthavani busstand and from there to tirunelveli busses are available (or) better option is take taxi from airport to tirumangalam and from there you can get the same tirunelveli bus. its fast and easy way but a bit expensive.

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    • TNSTC MADURAI is operating only on weekend days for chennai as bye pass rider and most of the times it will not stop at melmaruvattur

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  1. In Southern districts especially tirunelveli, Kanyakumari, Tuticourin, Madurai and theni are having separate SETC depots in their districts . But in our Virudhunagar District there is no SETC depot. Even tirunelveli, Kanyakumari, Tuticourin are having each two depots in their districts and one more depot in thiruvanathapuram. When ever we go for long journey we are facing lot of struggle to board the buses which are starting from southern districts and passing through our districts, because they never allowed to board in that buses even that buses having lot of vacant seats. There are three major National highways are passing through our district.

    Compared to other southern districts we can strongly notify that our district having many industries , but still lake of transporatation facilities.

    Govt must understand our virudhunagar district’s people situation, and take necessary steps and immediately set up a seperate SETC depot in our district head quarter (VIRUDHUNAGAR) and operate long route buses from Virudhunagar, Rajapalayam, Sivakasi, Srivilliputhur, Aruppukottai, Sattur, Kovilpatti, Kamuthi, Thiruchuli, Narikudi and sayalkudi.

    Virudhunagar is also having a useless New bus stand , So, SETC management don’t worry about location of the depot. and Virudhunagar is the Centre place of the district it is more suitable for SETC maintenance and workshop depot.

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  2. Hi……..
    Tnstc karaikudi and nagappattinam also operating single trips from thiruvarur and vedharanyam. This is very long route. Tnstc madurai ltd add new services for madurai to vedharanyam, mannargudi, thiruvarur and pattukkottai…

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    • There are two SETC buses from Kozhikode to South TN which runs via Palakkad and Madurai. Instead take a bus to Pollachi and from there you have regualr buses to Madurai. If not, catch a bus to Palani from Pollachi and from Palani good number of buses runs to Madurai. Check the Pollachi Bus timings post for bus timings to Madurai and also buses which runs via Madurai from Pollachi.

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  3. We want direct highway rider(Like 3.33) form bangalore to madurai atleast only on(Fridays) Better for us to travel.NO TNSTC buses available for Madurai other than SETC(Will stop on all the bus stops). Kindly take this as consideration.

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  4. i want to travel from Madurai to sabrimala, is there setc buses available at day and night time. Let me time of departure at Arapalayam and Matthuthavani

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      • SETC operates two buses daily in Madurai to Ernakulam route. One runs via Theni, Kumily and the other one runs via Palani, Pollachi, Thrissur.
        Timings: 9:00 AM, 9 PM, 7:15 PM(via Palani)

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    • Buses from Kumbakonam to Madurai runs in two different routes. Kumbakonam-Tanjore-Trichy-Madurai and Kumbakonam-Tanjore-Pudhukottai-Madurai. Good number of buses runs in this route. If not, take a bus to Tanjore and from there you can catch a bus to Madurai.

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  5. Hi can anyone guide me how to go to Madurai from Kodaikenal ? How long the journey will be and at what time bus/train starts ? Thnx in advance .

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  6. Please introduce bus routes from pattukkottai
    1.pattukkottai to bangalore/hosur (as many people from pkt working there)
    2.Pattukkottai to Erode, Anthiyur, namakkal, salem (as useful for many school/college students )
    3.Pattukkottai to pondicherry
    4.Pattukkottai to vellore
    5.Pattukkottai to theni/cumbum/kumuli (useful for sabarimala and for tourism)

    Please kindly do needful as soon as possible because no trains are also running from pattukkottai right now so please do needful

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  7. Hi,
    Can you please tell me the bus numbers from Madurai Aarapalayam bus stand to Periyakulam? And the optimal route from Virudhunagar to Periyakulam as well?

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    • Plenty of buses are running in Madurai(Arapalayam) to Periakulam route. Optimal route or Virudhunagar to periakulam is Take a bus to Thirumangalam from Virudhunagar. Then take 48AD to reach Arapalayam from Thirumangalam and take any Periakulam bound buses.

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  8. Sir, Please operate the buses from Rajapalayam to Attapadi (Via coimbatore, mangarai and anaikatti), Sri vaikundam to Palakkad (Via, pollachi), Sivakasi to Palakad (Via: Palladam, Coimbatore – Singanallur, Ukkadam, Walayar)

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  9. IN MADURAI ALSO, PLEASE TRY TO GET APPROVAL AND OPERATE CITY BUSES UPTO 65 TO 70 KMS LIKE CHENNAI. IF SO, VIRUDHUNAGAR, DINDIGUL, ARUPPUKKOTTAI, TIRUPATHUR, THENI, SRIVILLIPUDHUR, ETC SHOULD BE LINKED WITH MADURAI FROM NEAREST BUS STAND ( IE. PERIYAR / MATTU THAVANI / ARAPALAYAM / ANNA ). BY THIS PUBLIC WILL GET MORE BENEFITS BY TNSTC CORPORATIONS.

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  10. TNSTC MADURAI: Present status of Alanganallur Depot, Except Alanganallur any other depot under creation by TNSTC MADUAI.

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  11. TNSTC MADURAI: PLEASE CONSIDER A NEW CITY ROTE SHOLAVANDANTO TAPAL THANTHI NAGAR VIA THENUR, SAMAYANALLUR, FATHIMA COLLEGE, ANAIYUR, MAHATMA GANDHI MAGAR, KRISHNAPURAM COLONY. THIS IS VERY HELPFUL TO AGRICULTURE, CONSTRUCTION 1, DAILY WORKERS, DIRECI LINK TO INCOME TAX OFFICE, TELEPHONES GN OFFICE FROM THE ENROUTE STATIONS

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  12. TNSTC MADURAI – PLEASE INFORM SHOLAVANDAN TO TIRUPPARANKUNRAM CITY ROUTE IS STILL OPERATING? IF SO, HOW MANY TRIPS YOU ARE OPERATING>

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    • Greetings !

      It is very poor to reach Coimbatore nearly by 5 hours from Madurai and vice-versa. Eventhough the Tirunelveli Bus pass riders alone reach Madurai by 3.45 hrs frm Coimbatore and Coimbatore by 4 hrs frm Madurai, conductors won’t offer the services by weekend(Friday and Sunday).

      As far as the time concerned, offer 1 to 1 or NON – STOP services between Madurai and Coimbatore. It would help the workers and students who were gone for the future and returning by every weekend !!!

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  13. I am reaching Madurai Railway station on 26th Feb at 00.30 am . At that time can I get the bus to go to Rameswaram ? How much time it will take to reach Rameswaram ? After Darshan I have return Coimbtore , whether the buses are available from Rameswaram to coimbtore ? time required to reach Coimbtore?

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    • There are night buses to reach Mattuthavani from Periar BS/Madurai Jn. Periar BS is close to Railway station. From Mattuthavani, regular buses are available to Rameswaram. Alternatively, there is a passenger train available from Madurai Jn to Rameshwaram at 6:50 AM.

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  14. Hi, I want to travell from Madurai to Rameswaram on 27th April 2017. after 9 PM night. Please let me know the busses facility and journey time. Thank you in advance.

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  15. Hi, I want to travel from Madurai to Rameswaram on 6th April 2017. 9 AM morning. Please let me know any direct bus facility ( like point to point service ) available and the timings. Thank you in advance.

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  16. Run a alternate bus routes between pattukottai and madurai via Pudukkottai

    Velankanni to Kollam via pattukottai, Pudukkottai, madurai, Rajapalayam

    Vedaranyam to cumbum via pattukottai, Karaikudi, dindigul Theni

    Pattukottai to Tirunelveli via Pudukkottai, madurai

    Sivakasi to Pattukottai via madurai, Karaikudi/Pudukkottai

    Pattukottai to Coimbatore via Pudukkottai, dindigul, Pollachi

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