Chief Minister Edappadi K. Palanisami has flagged off 471 new buses to be used in various transport divisions, in a function held at secretariat on Wednesday, October 10. He also inaugurated a new mofussil bus stop in Madhavaram through a video conference.
The 471 buses will operate in TNSETC, State Transport Corporations (STCs) in Villupuram, Salem, Coimbatore, Kumbakonam, Madurai and Tirunelveli, and Chennai MTC. Some of the buses plying in Villupuram will be luxurious ones with built in toilets and air-conditioned. It is said to have cost Rs 126.80 crore.
From Madhavaram bus stop, buses going northwards, like to Tiruvallur, Tirupati, Kalahasthi and Nellore will ply. It was built by CMDA at an estimated cost of Rs 95 crore. It spans across eight acres, with space for 90 buses and basic modern amenities for the comfort and utility of the passengers.
As Indian Express has reported, Chief Minister has also inaugurated a godown-cum-two-storey commercial complex at Koyambedu wholesale foodgrains complex, new buildings for higher education department and also commenced the issue of appointment orders to legal heirs of 34 employees of Tamil Nadu Housing Board who died in harness.