The Tamil Nadu Government would operate 21,289 special buses between October 26, 27 and 28 for the benefit of people, who would be visiting their native places to celebrate the Deepavali festival along with their families.
Similarly, the MTC has decided to set up three temporary bus stands for the convenience of passengers bound for long distance travel. For this purpose, three temporary terminuses, Anna Nagar (West), Tambaram Sanatorium and Poonamallee, will be opened in city from Oct 26 to 28.
A statement issued by the MTC said that 200 special link buses would be operated to these terminuses.
According to authorities, special buses which will operate on October 26, 27 and 28, will be made to function from five places across the city- Koyambedu, Tambaram Sanatorium, Anna Nagar West, State election commission office and Poonamallee. This is to congest the main Koyambedu bus terminus, which remains a war zone during festival seasons.
Three cut services (70, 114 and 70V) would be operated to Anna Nagar West, while 10 services (21G, 18A, 91,95, 99, 105, T151, 500, 517, 555) would ferry passengers to Tambaram Sanatorium and route numbers 62, 65B, 66, 49A, 54, 153 cut, 101 would be plied to Poonamallee.
Meanwhile, the Southern Railway will also be operating specials to clear the extra rush. Following is the schedule of the special trains: Train No 06026 Tiruchy–Chennai Egmore will leave Tiruchy at 3.15 pm on Oct 29 and reach Chennai Egmore at 9.10 pm the same day. Train No 06025 Chennai Egmore–Tiruchy will leave Chennai Egmore at 9 am on October 31 and reach Tiruchy at 2.30 pm the same day.