MTC reintroduces air-conditioned buses in Chennai, after more than a year

The air-conditioned MTC buses are back in the city. The Metropolitan Transport Corporation (MTC) has reintroduced the air-conditioned buses in Chennai after a gap of over one and a half years.

The AC buses have been launched on two routes — Dr. MGR Bus Terminus in Koyambedu to Siruseri via Velachery (Bus no. 570) and Thiruvanmiyur to Tambaram (Bus no. 91), a senior MTC official told The Hindu.

MTC plans to operate air-conditioned buses in 5 more routes: Central Railway Station to Thiruvanmiyur (A1), T. Nagar to Kelambakkam (19B), Koyambedu to Vandalur (70V), East Tambaram to Thiruvanmiyur (95) and Broadway to Kelambakkam (102).

The minimum ticket price has been fixed at Rs.15 and maximum is Rs.60 till Siruseri, MTC officials said. The Volvo AC buses, operated earlier, were stopped from service around July 2018. The minmum price then was Rs.28.

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