Different Types of Buses in ChennaiThe majority of people in Chennai commute by bus. For the Chennaiites, bus is the most widely used mode of public transport. It is estimated that about 5 million passengers travel by bus in a day in Chennai. The Chennai Mofussil Bus Terminus is at Koyambedu. It is a known fact that when compared to other countries, bus travel in India is cheaper. In Chennai one can travel by luxury buses such as the Deluxe Expresses or the AC buses. Though the charges for these buses are higher they are also quite reasonable. However, in a thickly populated city like Chennai, the bus is just a mode of transport but, not a comfortable mode of transport. During the peak hours, those who could manage to get a foot-hold in the bus are the smartest.
Many organizations as well as educational institutions have their own buses or hired contract buses for the employees and students to commute conveniently and on time. These buses ply as shuttle services in the morning as well as evening.
The MTC (Metropolitan Transport Corporation) buses are the main transport buses for the common man in Chennai. MTC is a state-owned service and the majority of commuters in Chennai are dependent on the MTC buses. In terms of frequency and connectivity MTC is considered as of international standards. The MTC is always making efforts to operate more economically as well as efficiently so as to provide better as well as cost-effective transport service to the people of Chennai.
The AC bus services that are operated by MTC in various routes are convenient as well as comfortable. The seats are comfortable and for those who could not get seats, there is enough space to stand. Though there are no separate seats for ladies, they have preference always. The drivers and conductors are polite as well as well behaved. The safety of belongings is also not a problem in the AC buses. MTC has provided music also in AC buses. The general opinion is that travel in the AC bus is pleasant, convenient and entertaining.
The MTC buses will be soon provided with world-class facilities like weather updates, current news, comedy song clips, movies and the approaching bus stop on an LED screen.
Omni bus companies operate numerous daily night trips to other cities in Tamilnadu as well as of neighboring states. These are luxury coaches with sleeper facilities. The tickets for the Omni buses can be booked online in advance. The introduction of the luxury Omni buses is a boon for the thousands of IT professionals who want to visit their native places on weekends.
As per recent notification by the Government of Tamilnadu, private bus operators will be granted permission to operate mini bus services within the Chennai metropolitan area but outside the city Corporation limits. There will be increase in the maximum number of permits also. This will partially help to meet the growing demand for public transport.
Those who want to travel to other places in Tamilnadu as well as major destinations in neighboring states from Chennai can travel by the luxury buses provided by the SETC (State Express Transport Corporation). The tickets for these buses can be booked online.
Bus Routes in Chennai
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