In an effort to end traffic snarls and congestion on the eve of the Deepavali festival, the State Express Transport Corporation has set up four temporary bus stands in addition to CMBT bus stand, for buses proceeding to various destinations in the State and Andhra Pradesh.
The Tamil Nadu State Transport Corporation (TNSTC) has commenced operating special trips for Deepavali from Chennai and other parts of the state from Wednesday.
A senior TNSTC official said these buses will be operated till Saturday morning. These buses will be making their return trips from Sunday to Tuesday (October 30 to November 1).
The Tamil Nadu State Transport Corporation (TNSTC) and police officers have put in place crowd control measures to handle the rush of people at Tambaram, Perungalathur and Urapakkam from where special buses are being routed to various places for Deepavali.
Passengers have been requested to board the Tamil Nadu buses and APSRTC buses proceeding to Andhra Pradesh at Anna Nagar–West MTC Bus Stand.
Those proceeding to Puducherry and Cuddalore via East Coast Road and Kanchipuram are to board at the State Election Commission bus stop opposite CMBT on 100 ft road.
Passengers to Kumbakonam and beyond Thanjavur via Tindivanam and Vikkiravandi are to board at Arignar Anna Bus Stand, Tambaram-Sanatorium (MEPZ). Those going to Vellore, Dharmapuri, Krishnagiri, Tirupattur and Hosur via Poonamalle can board at Poonamalle Bus Stand, Poonamalle.
All passengers are being asked to board the buses at these temporary bus stands from October 26 to 28. The buses to places other than those mentioned, will be operated from CMBT as usual.