Deepavali 2017 : know where to board bus in Chennai

Chennai, Oct 11(tamilnaducentral): The Tamil Nadu State Transport Corporation (TNSETC) in view of the enormous road traffic expected in Chennai ahead of Deepavali 2017 has made the following arrangements for the ease of commuters travelling to their native places. Bus diversions in Chennai have been effected for 15th, 16th and 17th October, 2017.

The public and vehicle operators may to plan their journey in line with the diversions given below to make their travel hassle free.

Outstation Bus Stands

Andhra Bound Buses

Operation of all Tamil Nadu and A.P.S.R.T.C. buses to Andhra Pradesh Via Redhills will depart from Anna Nagar (West) Bus stand of MTC, Chennai.

Operation of Buses Via ECR

Buses to Puducherry, Cuddalore and Chidambaram via ECR will depart from Saidapet Court Bus Stop (Opposite to Saidapet MTC Bus Depot), Chennai.

Operation of Buses via Vikravandi, Panruti

Buses bound for Kumbakonam and beyond, Thanjavur via Tindivanam, Vikravandi (including SETC) will depart from Arignar Anna Bus Stand, Tambaram-Sanatorium (MEPZ).

Operation of Buses Via Vellore

Buses to Arcot, Arani, Vellore, Dharmapuri, Krishnagiri, Tirupattur and Hosur via Poonamallee will depart from Poonamallee Bus Stand, Poonamallee.

The reserved passengers travelling on above four sectors with boarding point as Koyambedu of the above routes are to board the buses at the above mentioned temporary bus stands from 15th – 17th October, 2017. This also applies to non-reserved passengers travelling in the above routes.

Operation of buses from CMBT

Buses to various places other than mentioned above will be operated from CMBT, Koyambedu as usual i.e (Mayiladuthurai, Nagapattinam, Velankanni, Trichy, Madurai, Tirunelveli, Shencottah, Tuticorin, Tiruchendur, Nagercoil, Kanyakumari, Marthandam, Trivandrum, Karaikudi, Dindigul, Rameswaram, Panruti, Neyveli, Villupuram, Kallakurichi, Tiruvannamalai, Kancheepuram, Salem, Karur, Erode, Coimbatore, Guruvayur, Kottarakara, Ernakulam & Bangalore).

Route Diversions

Reservation buses from CMBT, Koyambedu will ply via Maduravoyal, Poonamallee, Nazarathpet, outer ring road, Vandalur instead of Tambaram, Perungalathur. The reserved passengers with boarding point at Tambaram and Perungalathur are to board their buses at Urapakkam temporary bus stop instead of Tambaram and Perungalathur at the pre-set boarding time.

Cars & Other Vehicles 

To avoid traffic congestion, during the period from 15th – 17th October, 2017, car and other light vehicle travellers are requested to avoid the route via Tambaram, Perungalathur by taking diversion via Thirukazhukundram,Chengalpattu/Sriperumbudur and   Chengalpattu.

Feeder Services

Feeder Services will be operated by MTC to all these bus stands.

For enquiry and complaints related to bus services, you may call  telephone no 044-24794709.

(Courtesy :TNSETC & Wikimedia)

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