TNSTC – Tirunelveli
TNSTC – Tirunelveli is the public transport bus operator mainly in the districts of Tirunelveli, Thoothukudi, Kanyakumari. TNSTC – Tirunelveli was formed with merger of erstwhile KTC Kattabomman Transport Corporation and NTC Nesamony Transport Corporation.
Kattabomman Transport corporation ( KTC ) currently TNSTC Tirunelveli was incorporated on 01.01.1974 after taking over 106 buses operated in this districts from Pandian Roadways Corporation ( PRC ) came in to existence with Nagarcoil as its Head Quarters. Later in 1983 buses served in Kanyakumari district was taken and formed Nesamony Transport Corporation ( NTC ). After formation of NTC, KTC HQ was transferred from Nagercoil to Tirunelveli.
In 1997 when Tamilnadu government decided to change the name of every corporation to TNSTC. KTC became TNSTC – Madurai Region II and NTC to TNSTC – Madurai Region III and new coding for buses started for KTC it started with R and next letter A, B denoted each depot, and for NTC it is same with S. slowly these codings were went off.
To bring efficient administration and services TNSTC Tirunelveli was formed with HQ at Tirunelveli came into picture on October 23 2010, taking buses from operational area of Tirunelveli, Thoothukudi, Kanyakumari additionaly took Sencottah Depot from Virudhunagar Region with Regional offices at Tirunelveli and Nagercoil. on June 20 2013, a new regional office at Thoothukudi opened for better operations.
Registration Nos: TN – 72, TN – 74.
Presently TNSTC – Tirunelveli operates city buses in three important cities ( Tirunelveli, Thoothukudi, Nagercoil ) of Tamilnadu. It also operates long distance services from Kaliyakavilai, Mathandam, Kanyakumari, Nagercoil, Sencottah, Tenkasi, Tirunelveli, Thiruchendur, Thoothukudi to Tiruppur, Coimbatore, Salem, Trichy, Velankanni areas.
It has the pride of operating a long run mofussil 3×2 seater from Kuzhithurai 1 Depot on Kaliykavilai – Velankanni 519 Kms within TamilNadu.
Head Office : Tirunelveli.
Body Building Units:
Tirunelveli region has its body building unit at Samathanpuram, Palayamkottai. Nagercoil region’s Body building unit is located at Ranithootam, Nagercoil.
Tirunelveli : Tamarabarani, Bypass, K.T.C. Nagar, Valliyoor, Thisayanvilai, Papanasam, Tenkasi, Sencottah, Puliyankudi, Sankarankovil, Cheranmahadevi.
Nagercoil: Ranithootam-1, Ranithootam-2, Ranithootam-3, Chettikulam, Kanyakumari, Vivekananthapuram, Thingal Nagar, Culachel, Tiruvattar, Marthandam, Kuzhithurai-1, Kuzhiturai-2.
Thoothukudi: Thoothukudi City, Thoothukudi Mofussil, Thiruchendur, Srivaikundam, Kovilpatti, Vilathikulam.
City bus: Normal, LSS, Express and SLF
Moffussil: Normal, SFS Super Fast Service, TSS Time Saving Service, EEE END TO END Express, 1 to 1, BPR Bypass Rider, Hill Rider(9M Chasis).
TNSTC – Tirunelveli operates hill riders to Manjolai, Kothayar, Kutharivetti. Kutharivetti has a special this bus is the one and only in asia to climb a height of 2200 feet from sea level. A public Transport bus taking passenger at a greater height, total 85 Kms takes 04:30 hrs to reah the place.
TN-72N-0959 of Papanasam Depot Route 133 Tirunelveli – Kuthiravetti via Ambai, Kalidai, Manimutharu, Manjoli, Oothu.
EEE END TO END Express
EEE operated between Tirunelveli to Nagercoil and Tirunelveli to Thoothukudi in between they are NonStop.
TN-74N-1611 of Ranithootam 1 Depot Route EEE Nagercoil – Tirunelveli.
1 to 1
TN-72N-1796 of Tenkasi Depot Route 1 to 1 Non Stop Tenkasi – Tirunelveli.
BPR Bypass Rider
TN-72N-1897 BPR of Thiruchendur Depot Route Thiruchendur – Coimbatore.