CHENNAI: Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa on Tuesday announced that as many as 11,959 special buses would be operated by the State-owned transport corporations between November 6 and 9 to enable people from other parts of the State working in different places to celebrate Deepavali festival at their native places.
Special buses had been operated for the past four years and the number of such buses were going up every year to cater to the needs of the people.
Of the total number of buses, 4,271 would be operated from Koyambedu bus terminus to other parts of the State, including important towns and district headquarters, while 7,688 buses would be operated from important places in the rest of the State, the CM said in a statement here.
Besides, to help people returning from their native place to work place after the festival, an equal number of special buses would be operated between November 10 and 16.
In Chennai, the MTC would operate a considerable number of special buses during these festival holidays.
The CM further 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 on the telephone number 24794709.
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