The Tamil Nadu State Transport Corporation (TNSTC) has been the backbone of Tamil Nadu’s transportation network, connecting people across the state and beyond. And now, the Vellore zone of the TNSTC will run 152 special buses from Vellore, Tiruvannamalai, and Polur in response to the anticipated increase in travel for Vinayaka Chaturthi.
TNSTC Introduces Special Buses
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The 152 special buses from Vellore, Tiruvannamalai and Polur to CMBT, Koyembedu (Chennai), Bengaluru and Tirupati will be travelling to CMBT, Koyembedu (Chennai), Bengaluru, and Tirupati for three days starting on Saturday. According to an article by The Hindu, on September 16 at 5 a.m., the buses will start running from Vellore’s new bus terminal on Katpadi Road, off the Chennai-Bengaluru Highway (NH 44), to Bengaluru.
There will be 70 special buses operating daily. Of which 50 will travel between Vellore and Chennai and 10 each will travel from Vellore to Bengaluru and Tirupati. To oversee their activity, specialised squads were formed. The same three days will also see the operation of 50 special buses between Tiruvannamalai and Chennai, 20 between Polur and Chennai, and 12 from Tiruvannamalai, Cheyyar, and Arani to Tirupati.
Additionally, according to TNSTC officials, a high-level conference was also held in Sathuvachari on Friday. This was to explore ways to ensure the smooth running of the special buses.
To ensure that the bus service and passengers go as smoothly as possible, the company has posted special officers, ticket examiners, and other workers. The public transport has a profound impact on society, contributing to various aspects of daily life in the state.
Celebration Of Vinayaka Chaturthi
Vinayaka Chaturthi, the celebration of Lord Ganesha’s birth holds a special place in the hearts of millions of devotees. The celebration transcends religious and regional boundaries. It typically spans ten days, with the most elaborate festivities taking place in the states of Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, and Tamil Nadu.
The celebration in Tamil Nadu is unique, blending religious rituals, artistic traditions, and community participation. It typically spans ten days, with various rituals and celebrations taking place during this period. Vinayaka Chaturthi is always a cherished festival for generations to come.
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