Tamil Nadu government shifts buses to Tirupati from Koyambedu bus terminus to Madhavaram 

In all 477 buses are to be shifted to the new terminus.

Published: 12th October 2018 08:58 AM  |   Last Updated: 12th October 2018 08:58 AM   |  A+A-

Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanam (File photo|EPS)

Express News Service

CHENNAI: Now bus commuters in Chennai who travel to Tirupati and other parts of Andhra Pradesh can board buses only at Madhavaram terminus or Red Hills bus stand, with the state government beginning to shift the buses from the Koyambedu bus terminus to Madhavaram. For commuters from northern parts of the city, this effectively cuts travel time by at least an hour.

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About 100 buses of Tamil Nadu State Transport Corporation, Villupuram division running from Chennai to Nellore, Nayudupetta, Tirupati and Sri Kalahasthi started operating from the Madhavaram terminus on Thursday, a day after the terminus was opened.

In all 477 buses are to be shifted to the new terminus. “About 100 buses have started operating from Madhavaram. The other 138 (TN state transport) buses will start plying in a few days. MTC buses plying via Madhavaram have been asked to take detour via the terminus,” said a senior transport department official. Chennai - Tirupati buses will take a different route till Tiruvallur. “Buses from Madhavaram will reach Tiruvallur via Red Hills, Padiyanallur and Thamaraipakkam on Tiruvallur highway,” said the officer.

Still, lack of MTC bus connectivity to other parts of the city has inconvenienced commuters. A senior MTC official said soon 37  buses will be introduced from Madhavaram to parts of the city such as Egmore, Central, Adyar, Tambaram, Vandalur, Avadi and Ambattur.

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  • K. Rangarajan

    Whoever is having car facility
    1 day ago reply
  • Srinivasan

    It is funny n stupid hieght of nonsense shifting all tirupathy bus from koyambedu to madhavaram . Reaching madhavaram fm various parts of Chennai itself is big journey.
    21 days ago reply
  • sathya

    Are you fool?? how this will reduces travel time for the commuters? Suggestion to Mr. TN Chief minister. Move all buses to Tamil Nadu border...That will reduce travel time for drivers and conductors and all buses will also go be empty.. and so less load for buses.
    4 months ago reply
    • G.Brinda

      This is a thuklak dharbar action. Govt never consider public difficulty. Now a passenger from tambaram wants to thirupathy he has to travel two hours to reach madhavaram. From koyamped it is three hrs to reach thirupathy. Rulers never care for passers convenient. They are interested only cutting from govt money.
      2 months ago reply
  • Chandra

    worst movement by TN Govt...doesnt consider passengers difficulties
    5 months ago reply
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