Adequate bus services arranged for Tamil meet: Minister

Coimbatore: Chairman of the Transport Arrangements Committee and Minister for Highways and Minor Ports M.P. Saminathan on Saturday said that adequate transport arrangements have been made for the visitors and delegates.

Mr.Saminathan said that allotment of vehicles for the visitors and participants, Volvo buses for the delegates, vehicles for the convoy of important persons, deployment of vehicles at Tiruchi and Madurai airports to pick up the delegates and bus and mini buses for cultural teams had been completed.

Tamil Nadu Tourism Development Corporation was arranging air-conditioned Volvo buses for the overseas delegates.

Mr.Saminathan told reporters that 15 special buses from Puducherry, 20 from Bangalore, five from Palakkad and five from Mysore would be operated. From other important places in Tamil Nadu, as many as 270 buses would be operated and in total 315 buses would be in operation every day.

In Coimbatore city, 50 buses would be operated connecting all the bus stands on a circular route. Nineteen buses would be plied from Gandhipuram to Singanallur via Hopes, 10 buses from Mettupalayam Road bus stand to Singanallur on the same route and 10 buses would be operated from Kalapatti parking to SITRA.

In addition, 50 special buses would be operated to Coimbatore from the neighbouring areas. There would be two special trains on Coimbatore – Chennai sector and one train from Kanyakumari to Coimbatore.

Efforts were on to have one more special train between Thanjavur and Coimbatore.

Source : The Hindu

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