Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa on Tuesday announced that 5,612 special buses would be operated during 2013 Pongal holidays so that people working in Chennai and other parts of the State could visit their native places easily to celebrate the festival with their near ones.
The CM said the public can lodge complaints about collection of exorbitant fare by private bus operators with the Tamil Nadu Express Transport Corporation office at Koyambedu bus terminus by calling the telephone number 24794709.
Stating that special buses would be operated from Koyambedu terminus to all district headquarters.
On January 11, a total of 1,280 special buses would be on service while 1,315 and 312 special buses would be pressed into service during the next two days (Jan 12 and 13,2013) respectively.
On January 14, special buses would be operated as per the requirement.
Apart from Chennai, special buses would be operated from other parts of the State on these three days:
January 11 (730 buses),
January 12 (745 buses) and
January 13 (1,230 buses).
Besides, to return from their native places to their working places after the festival is over, equal number of buses would be operated.
Online ticket reservation system would be created for reserving tickets for the buses (www.tnstc.in) which are operated for more than 300 km during the Pongal holidays. Apart from these, 16 reservation counters would be opened at Koyambedu terminus for advance booking of tickets.
Hope this special buses is useful for so many moms those who are waiting for special buses or train announcement for 2013 pongal festival to go for native places(Thnajavur,Kumbakonam,coimbatore,salem,nagerkoil,trichy,madurai and erode etc…