TN to operate 16,932 buses for Pongal from January 12 to 14

After Pongal, the corporations will operate 10,634 buses including 4,334 special buses to Chennai and 4,985 to various places across the State.
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CHENNAI: The State Transport Undertakings will operate 16,932 buses, including 10,632 special buses, to various destinations from the city and other parts of the state from January 12 to 14 for the Pongal festival.

An official release stated that for the Pongal festival, 16,932 buses, including 10,749 buses, from the city and 6,183 buses between various destinations in the State would be operated.

In Chennai, it said, the corporation will operate 4,449 special buses in addition to the regular service of 2,100 buses every day (6,300 buses from January 12 to 14) from five bus terminus.

The long-distance buses would be operated from bus termini located at Madhavaram, KK Nagar, Tambaram Arignar Anna bus terminus of MEPZ, Tambaram Railway station bus terminus, Poonamallee and CMBT.

The Koyambedu bus terminus would be operating buses to Nagapattinam, Velankanni, Tiruchy, Madurai, Tirunelveli, Salem, and Coimbatore. Buses plying to Ponneri, Gummidipoondi and Uthokottai via Red Hills would be operated from Madhavaram's new terminus. The buses plying via ECR to Puducherry, Cuddalore and Chidambaram would be operated from KK Nagar terminus.

The Tambaram MEPZ bus terminus would have buses bound towards Tindivanam, Tiruvannamalai, Vikravandi, Panruti, and Kumbakonam, and Poonamallee bus terminus would host buses towards Kancheepuram, Vellore, Arani, Arcot, Tirupattur, and Dharmapuri.

After Pongal, the corporations will operate 10,634 buses including 4,334 special buses to Chennai and 4,985 to various places across the State. A total of 15,619 buses will be operated to the city and other places for the return of people after the festival.

Also, a round-the-clock control room for helping passengers in Koyambedu and mobile complaints bearing 9445014450 and 9445014436, has been opened. Passengers could lodge complaints about exorbitant fares collected by the omnibuses through toll-free numbers 1800 425 6151 and 044 24749002

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