A small antiquity of TN 38 N 1786.

TN 38 N 1786-Now belonging to Coimbatore region’s Maruthamalai branch was the one who was serving in Tirupur to Guruvayur route earlier.After his successful run, later he was alloted to route Pazhani from Pollachi.Subsequently he was transfered to Maruthamalai branch inorder to convert it to Town bus.And here comes the small history of TN 38 N 1786 of Coimbatore region. Continue reading

TNSTC-Coimbatore region New Learner Buses

Downgraded Learner buses from CBE Region

TNSTC-Coimbatore region driver training institute which was located in Pollachi is the one and only center having driving simulation training while driving in TN. Totally 6 Learner buses are attached to this Unit which was served as a Passenger vehicles from the beginning. There are two Hill Station buses, and 4 Usual buses are attached in the previous days. Apart from 4, Three buses are bit old and they are BS-2 Model buses. But present days are BS-3 Models. So Officials decided to Change that 3 BS-2 Buses to City services, and get back BS-3 Model buses to Learner Vehicles. Continue reading

Pamba – Chennai Chartered Bus

KSRTC has introduced Pamba – Chennai Sabari Express(Super Deluxe 2×2 pushback seat, Body Built by Pappanamcode) Chartered Bus via Kumili, Tiruchi since Novemebr 25th, 2016 to cater to the Sabarimala pilgrims. A moved aimed to clear the huge crowd and serve Pamba bound rush from Chennai.

During 2015 historic flood, Ksrtc deployed several special buses from various parts of Kerala to Chennai in order to help the stranded Keralites and other passengers to goto Kerala safely. After that almost an year later the Pamba special has been started. An welcome move and hope they would continue such services to help cater the public.

Pics by: Daniel Joseph

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Yercaud Bus Stand Timings

Bus Timings from Yercaud Bus stand

Yercaud is a hill station in Salem District, in Tamil Nadu, India. It is located in the Shevaroys range of hills in the Eastern Ghats. It is situated at an altitude of 1515 metres (4970 ft) above sea level, and the highest point in Yercaud is the Servarayan temple, at 5,326 feet (1,623 m). The hill station is named owing to the abundance of forest near the lake, the name signifying Lake Forest.[1] As a popular tourist destination, Yercaud [2] is also called as Jewel of the South.[3] Yercaud is connected to the city of Salem, Tamil Nadu through a Highway of 28 km. Coffee and citrus fruits, most notably oranges, are grown in abundance, as well as bananas, pears and jackfruit. Scenically, Yercaud is as enchanting and picturesque as the hill stations on the Eastern Ghats and trekking will be an experience. Continue reading

Veteran as Special in Prime Route

TN 38 N 1231 Coimbatore – Tiruppur (Karumathampatti Branch) was deployed as special to Salem on Sunday. The guy was looking good but sadly not healthy. Officers should be careful in pushing the crews to take these kind of buses for long run. There are many better buses which could be out as special. Hope they change their attitude even if it is for special on a prime route. Just because it is money minting things should not be taken for granted. Hope the bus returned back to Coimbatore successfully overnight.

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Annual Bus Fans Meet – Brindhavanam BLOG

It was a great pleasure to welcome you all to this year’s Annual Meet, celebrating not only our accomplishments, but also to celebrate our hard work and all these years achievements.

It is so important for us to have this opportunity to connect with our fans, members; after all – that’s what it’s all about for us. We wanted to start by thanking you for joining us today; your support and presence here is indicative of the steps we’ve made in the right direction, and of the possibilities of what could be as we continue on this path.

We are proud of our reputation, and have worked hard to establish it.

It was a delightful moment when Mr. Boopathy Reddy – a TNSTC staff who willingly came up for the meet and we had a great time with him. It was  a big honor for our team.

It was important for us as a Team to enter this phase with not only the same passion and purpose that our predecessors (Ramesh who is currently senior member) channeled when they established the blog few years before, but also to add our own flavor to the mix.  To do that, we needed to review our practices to establish:

  • A refocused passion that reflected the need’s of today’s fanning community,
  • A renewed presence, to command the stage, and
  • A rejuvenated purpose that would inspire our members, our team and the community to push for more.

Then there was a moment of long wait for the media popular bus and everyone ready to capture that guy.

Almost it was the first ever BBU visit for many. We had a tour of REC. Thanks a zillion to Dani for organizing it and Mr. Karthi of REC to allow us for this to happen apart from giving valuable info and very patiently answered the queries and  explained in detail.

Post lunch, there was presentation ceremony. Mr. Boopathy distributed the gift to the fans. Then came final moment to conclude a great day out. The fanning actually continued for the 2nd day at Yercaud unplanned by Salem team. Short, sweet and memorable trip.

Yes, it is about the success we have met as an Team, the synergy we have found within these walls, the barriers we have knocked down, and the opportunities we have built up.

On the way to Karur for Anual Meet

From Salem on the way to meet at Karur

Two Wings Meet

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Team assembling

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Team in action

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Krish having a ride with FZ

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Bharathy having a ride with FZ

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Shankar having a ride with FZ

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Dani in Action

Dani in Action

Krish in Action

Krish in Action

Harishwar & Shankar in Action

Harishwar & Shankar duo in Action

Gokul & Dani

Gokul & Dani

Group Chat

Group Chat

Riyaz in Action

Riyaz fanning

Harishwar desparate for the media popular Devfort – Tiruppur guy

Krish clicking TN 63 N 1719

Krish clicks the media popular guy

Harishwar desparate for N 1719 Devakottai - Tiruppur guy

Finally long wait comes to an end – TN 63 N 1719 Devakottai – Tiruppur; well decorated guy

The media popular Devakottai - Tiurppur well decorated bus

Shankar & Krish at BBU

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Silambu & Shankar at BBU

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Shankar at BBU

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Riyaz & Bharathy @BBU

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Shankar, Ramesh & Dani

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Krish, Shankar, Ramesh & Dani

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SMR Ramesh posing with S.M.R (shortest Omni;Namakkal – Coimbatore)

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S.M.R with Logo

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Shankar posing with S.M. R (Ex Service Man Coach) 

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Bharathy posing infront of Bharat (Royal’ s)

Bharathy posing infront of Bharat (Royal' s)

Group Pic @BBU

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Group Pic infront of ready bus

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Post Lunch Group Selfie

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Gifts for Presentation Ceremony

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Boopathy Sir Receiving Gift

Boopathy Sir receiving Gift

Sakkarai Nathan Receiving Gift

Sakkarai Nathan receiving Gift

Bharathy Receiving Gift

Bharathy receiving Gift

Krish Receiving Gift

Krishna Receiving Gift

Gokul Receiving Gift

Gokul Receiving Gift

Silambu Receiving Gift

Silambu Receiving Gift

Prasanna Receiving Gift

Prasanna Receiving Gift

Ramesh Receiving Gift

Ramesh Receiving Gift

Daniel Receiving Gift

Daniel Receiving Gift

Harishwar Receiving Gift

Harish receiving Gift

Karthi Anbu Receiving Gift

Karthi Anbu Receiving Gift

Team meet Adieu

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Meet 2nd Day at Riyaz Home – Getting ready for Yercaud

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Rosemilk time – specially for Gokul – Wonderful Hospitality by Riyaz & Family

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Gokul having fun

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Fans gearing up to click MSMP

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Nizam in action 

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N. S. The Oldest operator to Shervaroys Hills (Yercaud) nearing its centenary year

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Auto Selfie

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Group pic

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Gokul & Riyaz

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Prasanna with Kurinji

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Shankar with Kurinji

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It’ s gonna be centenary year for the N.S. Bus services soon.

One of the best maintained buses of Salem. Livery unchanged for years since known. Earlier they used to operate to Bangalore as well under the brand R. P. David. Now only 2 buses run to Yercaud from Salem. One from Salem to Semmanatham and other from Salem Junction to Vellakkadai both via Yercaud.

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Temporary BS at Salem for Diwali

Temporary bus stand at Jawahar Mills ground to avoid traffic congestion during Diwali festival rush in New bus stand.
1. All south and West side buses starts from jawahar mills ground like Namakkal, Trichy, Madurai, Palani, Theni, Coimbatore, Tiruppur, Erode, Bhavani, Edappadi, Tiruchencode.

2. Chennai, Vellore, Attur, Thiruvannamalai, Villupuram, Chidambaram, Puducherry, Cuddalore ,Kallakuruchi, Bangalore, Dharmapuri and Mettur would ply as usual from Salem Central BS.

A lot of shuttle services have been pressed into service to help the public transit between Town BS, Central BS and Junction to and fro Jawahar Mill temporary BS. Townies from Dharmapuri region too have been put into service at Salem for shuttle services between BS.

Platform 1 as usual Bangalore, Dharmapuri and Mettur buses

The Platform 2 is mostly occupied by townies operating for shuttle services.

Platform 3 – Yercaud, Thirupathur, Vellore, Chennai and Chidambaram

Platform 4 – Tiruvannamalai, Villupuram and few bits for townies.

Pics: Syed Riyaz

Source TNSTC SALEM

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Time Office

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Jawahar Mills Temporary BS

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A line up of townies at Platform 2

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Mettur Branch townie doing shuttle

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Dharmapuri region Townie too doing the service

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Farewell to the Crew

An wonderful way to bid adieu to the crew of MTC.

The driver of the bus TN 01 AN 0823 plying on Route # 41F between Mandaiveli to Koyambedu (Tag: Mayilai Mayil to Koyambedu Kuyil) retires today and a spectacular send off has been thrown out for him. The bus which he drives is beautified with large garland, sides full of flowers and colorful decorations. The bus is full of flower merchants and a lady  gave hand full of flowers.

The driver addresses the passengers and public that, ” I am retiring from today. I use Government buses and do not use bikes for city travel. By doing so we can reduce pollution and save oil.

As his career comes to an end, t would be only fitting to note that he leaves a mark and would be an inspiration to others. Let us applause him for the good motto and his service to the public transport.

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