Tamil Nadu to operate 16,000 Pongal special buses – Times of India

Chennai News

CHENNAI: The Tamil Nadu transport department will operate 16,768 buses from various locations in Chennai to clear extra rush of passengers during Pongal week.
Similarly, around 6,468 other special buses will be operated from other districts in the state from January 11 to 13.
As many as 11 ticket reservation counters will be opened at Koyambedu Chennai Mofussil Bus Terminus (CMBT), Tambaram MEPZ and Poonamallee Bus Stand.
Also, tickets can be booked online on www.tnstc.in or on mobile apps like RedBus, Paytm, makemytrip and BusIndia.
Temporary bus stands have been set up at different locations in the city to avoid congestion and smooth operation of special buses. Traffic diversions, introduced five years ago, will be followed this year too.
Buses, transporting passengers to Thanjavur and Kumbakonam via Vikravandi and Panruti will depart from the temporary bus stand setup at Tambaram.
Poonamallee bus stand will be the origin for buses bound towards Hosur, Arcot, Vellore, Kancheepuram and Cuddalore and Chidambaram buses (via Puducherry) will depart from KK Nagar bus stop.
Buses to Andhra Pradesh will leave from Madhavaram. Only south-bound buses depart from CMBT.
Responding to a question on private omnibuses charging more, state transport minister RS Rajakannapan said action would be taken against them.

Source: https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/chennai/tamil-nadu-to-operate-16000-pongal-special-buses/articleshow/88396385.cms