As the Diwali weekend approaches, more than 10 lakh people are expected to leave the city in trains and buses.
What’s happening? Transport Minister SS Sivasankar said more than 4,000 additional buses have been deployed at CMBT, Koyambedu, and other temporary bus depots at Tambaram, KK Nagar, and Poonamallee.
- More than 1 lakh people have already booked online tickets to travel via government buses. At the above-mentioned bus stops, 11 ticket reservation counters will be opened.
- Around 2.2 lakh people have booked tickets to travel in 60 trains from Egmore and Chennai Central. Accommodations have been made for additional 35,000 passengers in unreserved coaches as demand has increased.
More numbers: Usually, more than 4 lakh passengers arrive at transit hubs in the city during festival weekends. 1 lakh more are expected to leave via private omnibuses, despite their high fares.