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SETC to operate 50 buses with A/c and berth facility

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Posted on : 26/Mar/2019 15:22:41



 
 
 
Presently, around 1200 express buses are being operated to Trichy, Madurai, Tirunelveli, Coimbatore, Thanjavur, and Nagerkoil on behalf of The Tamil Nadu State Express Transport Corporation. Out of this, over 450 buses are being operated from the Chennai Metro City. About 1 Lakh passengers travel daily in these express buses.

Meanwhile, with the scorching summer season in progress, air-conditioned buses are to be operated as a facility to the passengers.

The officials of SETC shared in this regard:

There has been a substantial reduction in the operation of air-conditioned buses over the last few years. The main reason attributed for this is the higher maintenance cost for the air-conditioned buses. Still, passengers prefer to travel in buses with berth and air-conditioning.

Accordingly, activities have been initiated to procure 40 buses with berth and air-conditioning facility. So, the new air-conditioned buses will provide the facility for the passengers some welcome relief from the scorching summer.