The festival transport problems and governments solutions
The state government will be operating 16,540 government buses between November 1 and 3, of these 9,806 will depart from Capital to other parts of the state, and 6,734 will be operated to Chennai transport minister. Rs.
Rajakannapan told reporters on Monday “This was slightly higher compared to the previous year. A total of 12 reservation counters have been set up at Koyambedu and other bus termini.”
Online booking for regular services can be done using private ticketing apps besides of government official website (www.tnstc.in)
This festival week, you can travel from Chennai to Coimbatore by air instead of private buses which collect almost the same fare.
Aggregators like Redbus and Abhibus have publicly announced their exorbitant rates.
Asked about this R.S. Rajakannapan state transport minister, replied that ‘stringent’ action would be taken against those who collect the excess fare.
Members of the public can call 044-24749002 or 18004256165 in case of complaints… A team consisting of officials of the transport department and police officers would inspect, seize and penalize violators.
Temporary traffic diversions introduced every festival season for the past three years will be followed this year too. A separate lane will be earmarked at toll plazas for buses to avoid congestion the minister said.