TN transport corpn prepares for Deepavali rush
IN view of Deepavali, the Tamil Nadu State Transport Corporation (TNSTC), State Express Transport Corporation (SETC) and private operators are set to operate extra buses from Chennai to various destinations.
To ease congestion and confusion at the boarding points, the State has decided to operate services from four terminuses apart from CMBT, Koyambedu from October 15-17. A total of 11,645 buses are expected to be operated from Chennai.
Further, the Chennai traffic police have planned the following regulations to help manage traffic.There will also be restrictions on the movement of heavy and light commercial vehicles entering Chennai from Chengalpet, Kanchipuram and Tiruvallur from 2 pm to 2 am on the three days (15/10, 16/10 and 17/10). For this, diversions will be effected at GNT Road, Madhavaram, Thiruvallur Road, Kallikuppam Toll Plaza, Maduravoyal Toll Plaza, ORR Nazrathpet and GST Road.
Commercial vehicles on EVR Salai towards Koyambedu will be diverted at Naduvankarai Junction and Nelson Manickam Road Flyover towards 3rd Avenue, 2nd Avenue, Shanthi colony, Estate Road to proceed via Manthope, Vanagaram.Since traffic is expected to be heavy between Tambaram and Perunkalathur during the festive season, those travelling by car or other vehicles towards south have been advised to take ECR/OMR to reach Cheng al pet via Th irukaz ha ku nd ram and then head towards south.