Deepavali special buses to operate from 4 new terminals apart from CMBT; New regulations to help address the traffic

In view of the Deepvali on 18th October, TNSTC, SETC and private operators are going to operate extra buses from Chennai to various destinations. To ease the congestion and confusion at the boarding points, state government has decided to operate services from 4 terminals apart from CMBT, Koyambedu for three days from 15th to 17th October. A total number of 11,645 buses are to be operated from Chennai.

Chennai City Traffic Police has took to their facebook page with details of various terminals during the festive season :

1. Koyambedu Bus Stand (CMBT):
Operation of Buses to Velankanni, Trichy, Madurai, Tirunelveli, Senkottai, Trivandram, Panrutti, Villupuram, T.V.Malai, Kancheepuram, Salem, Coimbatore, Ernakulam, Bangalore.

2. Anna Nagar West Bus Stand:
Operation of Tamil Nadu & A.P.S.R.T.U Buses to Andra Pradesh.

3. Poonamallee Bus Stand:
Operation of all buses to Arcot, Arani, Vellore, Dharmapuri, Krishnagiri, Tirupathur and Hosur.

4. Tambaram Sanatorium Bus Stand:
Operation of buses to Kumbakonam & Beyond Tanjore via. Tindivanam.

5. Saidapet MTC Depot:
Operation of buses to Puducherry, Cuddalore & Chidambaram via ECR.

To help control the traffic, Chennai Traffic Police have planned the additional regulations. Omni buses will be operated only from the omni square at E-Road to take the route of B-Road, Poonamallee High Road and reach Urappakkam via Outer Ring Road (Nezarathpet). As per the new regulations, these buses should not ply on Chennai By Pass towards Perunkalathur and 100 feet Road towards Vadapalani.

City Traffic Police has also come up with some contingency routes to tackle the heavy traffic during the festive season. If there is a congestion in and around Koyambedu, motorists on EVR Salai heading towards Maduravoyal are advised to take the route from Naduvankarai Junction via. Shanthi colony 13th Main Road, 2nd Avneue, Estate Road, Manthope and vanagaram. Similarly, motorists on EVR salai heading towards Vadapalani are advised to take the route from NSK Junction via Razak Garden, MMDA Colony, Vinayagauram.

If there is a congestion at Perunkalathur towards Vandalore, motorists will be diverted at Perunkalathur Junction towards Gandhi Road, Nedunkundram, Alapakkam and Vandalore Kelambakkam Road. Since traffic will be heavy between Tambaram and Perunkalathur during the festive season, those travelling by car or other vehicles towards south are advised to take ECR/OMR reach Chengalpet via Thirukazhakundram and then head towards South.

There will be restrictions on the movement of Heavy / Light commercial vehicles entering Chennai from Chengalpet, Kanchipuram and Thiruvallur from 2 pm to 2 am on the three days ( 15/10, 16/10 and 17/10). For this, diversions will be in effect at GNT Road, Madhavaram, near Padiyanallur Toll Plaza, Thiruvallur Road, Kallikuppam Toll Plaza, Maduravoyal Toll Plaza, ORR Nazrathpet, GST Road towards City (incoming direction). Chengalpet, Singaperumalkoil, Vandalore Bridge ( Kanchipuram district).

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