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Unreserved rail coaches to be back from June?

Bookings unavailable for second-sitting coaches, which used to be for ‘general’ pax

21 Feb 2021

Downloaded voter’s ID as valid as original identity card: CEO Sahoo

In the first phase, the facility will be enabled for about 21.39 lakh voters in Tamil Nadu, whose names are enrolled in the final voters list.

19 Feb 2021

TNSTC buses diverted to avoid toll fee at Vanagaram

Hence, the government mooted the idea of diverting the buses via non-toll roads wherever possible, said official sources.  

18 Feb 2021

Will FASTag cap on trips cripple govt bus services?

Government buses will have a hard time with the electronic toll collection system coming into force on Tuesday as it allows only 50 trips monthly through a toll gate.

17 Feb 2021

Fuel cost likely keeping buses off roads as losses mount despite cut in spending

Over 5,000 government buses, of eight State transport corporations, haven’t been used since the lockdown, apparently due to the soaring fuel prices.

16 Feb 2021

Hundreds miss trains as roads to Central Station blocked

With the roads leading to Central Station closed for several hours on Sunday, travel plans of hundreds of rail passengers went for a toss.

15 Feb 2021

Chennai-Bengaluru expressway downgraded due to traffic, alternative road

The construction of South India’s first greenfield expressway between Chennai and Bengaluru is set to commence within a few months.

03 Feb 2021

TN Assembly polls: New leaders, old concerns

Without Jayalalithaa and Karunanidhi, the State gears up to begin another political chapter

30 Jan 2021

EC mulls village-level panels for preventing bribing of voters

The Commission further plans to deploy 25 flying squad teams in every constituency, seven days prior to the polls.

20 Jan 2021

After eight months, with revised higher fare NMR train services to resume from Thursday

The ticket fare on NMR route was hiked by 300 per cent and came into effect on March 1.

29 Dec 2020

Beef up security at PDS shops, urge staff

In the past, complaints of staff losing money, errors in accounts and several other issues have surfaced.

29 Dec 2020

Despite Pongal dole, lakhs yet to convert PDS cards

This is despite the card holders given two weeks for applying conversion which ended on December 20. 

25 Dec 2020

TADK: Indian Railways takes a ticket back to Victorian Era!

Decides to engage regular employees as alternative for dak khalasis or ‘bungalow peons’

18 Dec 2020

FASTag to take heavy toll on motorists without Aadhaar

Notification in November made card must for purchasing FASTag

16 Dec 2020

Training denied, though classes chug along

Suburban services yet to resume, leaving thousands of college students from districts around Chennai in the lurch

09 Dec 2020