Anticipating a Pongal rush, the transport department will operate special buses.
What’s being planned? The transport department will operate more than 10,000 buses to various parts of the state from Chennai to meet the Pongal rush. Transport Minister SS Sivasankar met with transport officials, including from the eight State Transport Corporations. At the specified bus termini, help desks will be installed.
- Special bus services will be operational from the Koyambedu, Poonamallee, Madhavaram, KK Nagar, and Tambaram Sanatorium bus termini from January 12 to 14. For the return trips, buses will operate from January 16 to 18.
- These termini will operate buses to several places, including Salem, Coimbatore, and Erode. Madhavaram will handle buses to destinations in Andhra Pradesh, and KK Nagar will have buses to Puducherry, Cuddalore, and Chidambaram.
Other arrangements: The traffic police have advised motorists to avoid the Tambaram-Perungulathur stretch of Grand Southern Trunk Road. The Southern Railway will operate special trains from Central and Egmore stations.