Buses to Puducherry, Cuddalore and Kumbakonam will originate from KK Nagar MTC bus stand and buses running via Ponneri and Gummidipundi will start from Madhavaram bus terminus.
Sources said the buses toeing one another were stopped at the toll gate on Madurai-Kanniyakumari National Highway around 4.50 am.
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As many as 16,540 buses will be operated across the State to facilitate transportation of commuters ahead of Deepavali, said Transport Minister RS Raja Kannappan here on Monday.
The transport corporations allow reservations 60 days in advance, but due to the lockdown, bookings were suspended temporarily.
On the first day of resumption of bus services operated by State transport undertakings, a moderate number of commuters used the facility on Monday.