Coimbatore : Around 150 new buses have been alloted by TNSTC to Coimbatore Zone which will tentatively begin it’s debut journey by July.
Briefing about this, Sai Krishna, Deputy Manager (Accounts) TNSTC said, “150 new buses have been added to TNSTC Coimbatore as a replacement to old buses. Among these buses, 50 will be operated as town buses whereas the remaining 100 buses will be made use for mofussil and express services”.
Affirming the new addition of buses, Govindharaj, General Manager of Coimbatore Division, TNSTC added that “The 150 new buses will be operated from July onwards”.
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TNSTC is fully owned and operated by the Government of Tamil Nadu. TNSTC has started online booking facilities TNSTC Online Booking to book bus tickets between major cities served by TNSTC. It caters to all the districts within Tamil Nadu and also operates services to neighboring states of Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Kerala, Telangana and union territory of Puducherry. Until 1997, transport corporation was bifurcated into 21 divisions which was later merged to form 8 divisions. School and college students get a free bus pass to travel on TNSTC buses. TNSTC owns 321 depots and five workshops. TNSTC also offers contract and tourist services. Every bus owned by the corporation displays a portrait of Tamil poet Thiruvalluvar along with a two line verse from Thirukkural inside the bus. TNSTC is the largest government bus transport corporation in India also biggest corporation in the world after bifurcation of APSRTC.