The Metropolitan Transport Corporation (MTC) has started two special buses to the newly inaugurated Madhavaram bus terminus to address the heavy rush expected for Deepavali. Bus services will be operated from the Dr. MGR Bus Terminus (formerly CMBT) in Koyambedu.
The State Transport Department has planned to temporarily divert all long distance buses to the Outer Ring Road for three days during Deepavali, to decongest the Jawaharlal Nehru Salai and the GST Road. These long distance buses proceeding from Koyambedu include those operated to Mayiladithurai, Tiruchi, Nagapattinam, Velankanni and Kanyakumari.
Special buses for Deepavali will be operated from six bus terminals — Puratchi Thalaivar MGR Bus Terminus (CMBT) in Koyambedu, Tambaram Sanatorium, Tambaram railway station bus stop, the newly-inaugurated Madhavaram bus terminus, Poonamallee and K.K. Nagar.