Pongal Special Buses Operation

A whopping 11270 special buses would be operated according to the State Department of Transportation for the Pongal festival on 11, 12 and 13th January 2017.

Press Release:

On the eve of Pongal festival special buses would ply from Chennai to various destinations across the state. 29 ticket counters opened for this purpose at Chennai Koyambedu. Special buses operated continuously for 3 days festival.

Temporary Bus Terminus:

For the convenience of passengers and to avoid congestion, temporary terminus at below points similar in  fashion to Diwali would be arranged.

  • Andhra bound buses would start from Anna Nagar West Terminus.
  • ECR bound buses would commence from Gandhi Nagar Bus Terminus, Adyar.
  • Thanjavur, Kumbakonam buses would start from Tambaram Sanatorium BS.
  • Vellore, Hosur and Dharmapuri bound buses would ply from Poonamallee.
  • All other destination like Trichy, Salem, Madurai, Coimbatore, Nellai, Nagercoil, Villupuram, Tiruvannamalai, Neyveli, Panruti and Kallakurichi bound buses would depart from CMBT (Koyambedu) as usual.



Udumalai-Tirupur 1 to 4 Service

TNSTC-CBE Non Stop Express Service

TNSTC-Tirupur Introduced 1 to 4 Non Stop bus service in Udumalai-Tirupur Route upon public Demand. 4 trips are available from both ends. Udumalai Depot operating this service with Same Ordinary fare. no extra charges. Hope, This service get good response soon. Travelled this service from Udumalai to Palladam recently. Maintained 70 and reached 50 mins from Udumalai. Continue reading

Upcoming New Branch for TNSTC CBE at Sulur


Upcoming TNSTC CBE depot under construction at Sulur. 

This new Branch will come to reality very soon and it would be second depot to serve Sulur area, while presently Karumathampatti mostly serving Sulur area. The new branch would be more helpful in reducing the huge load of Ondipudhur 1 Branch. Sulur bound town services from Ondipudhur 1 Branch and Karumathampatti would be transferred to the under construction Sulur Branch once it commences. Surrounding villages would get good connectivity once this branch gets inaugurated.

Pics & info: Ramesh









Brindhaavanam Blog Calendar-2017

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year

New Year is always so magnificent time of our life, it’s when we celebrate the new upcoming year and say good bye to the previous year 2016. Let us all welcome the coming New Year 2017 with open hearts and remember all the moments in our lives that were memorable from the previous year.

Pics Courtesy : Mr.Syed Riyaz, Mr.Reno Ruberts, Mr.Shankar, Mr. Ramesh, Mr.Prasanna, Mr. Harishwar

Team Brindhaavanam Blog Wishes Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to all Continue reading

Coonoor branch duo rocking the roads

TNSTC Ooty Region’s Coonoor branch is known for the well maintained buses by their crew, especially their Kaveri Thendral duo (TN 33 N 3144 and TN 38 N 1987) had never failed to gain attraction from the public. These buses are maintained by their own crew, 8 of them, and their passion and dedication towards their work is noteworthy.

The patronage of these buses is overwhelming, which can be seen obvious in Trichy Central bus stand. “Seats to Ooty starts to get filled up before the bus enters Trichy CBS itself, and with respect to our personal interest and increasing demand, we have deployed the bus TN 38 N 1987 as an additional Ooty – Trichy service, under the name “Mudhal Vaarisu” and that bus still performs well in this route, despite being a 7-year old bus”, says Mr. Vijayakumar, driver of the Hills Queen TN 33 N 3144.

Here are some of the photos from the busfanning session of our team, on 18th December 2016.
Continue reading

Coimbatore to Mettupalayam.

Coimbatore to Mettupalyam is operated by the respective depots such as Head Office Branch and Mettupalayam-1 Branch.

Few services are given to MTP-1 from HO.Nearly 30 buses are operated by TNSTC-Coimbatore from the respective 2 depots.And presently for the improvemance of the collection as well as the view of the bus, 90% of the buses from Coimbatore region’s Mettupalayam-1 branch has done the stickering works.20 services from MTP-1 Branch has got their vehicles stickered.Here are the following buses. Continue reading

Rebuild City bus build by CEC, Pollachi

Refurbished City Bus after Major Accident

TN 38 N 2455 Introduced in 2010 for Coimbatore-Palani Route from Pollachi-2 Depot build by Coimbatore region’s own CEC Pollachi body building unit. upto February-2016 it was running in the same route from Pollachi-2 Depot. After that, it got transferred to Valparai Depot and running in Valparai-Tirupur as a spare. to be the bad time, it was met with Major Accident near Negamam in Pollachi-Palladam Road. Continue reading

Transferred buses from Erode Region

Erode region transferred buses in Coimbatore

TNSTC-CBE Erode region recently downgraded 15+ Tata buses to city services in Erode, Bhavani and Gobi areas. Some Good condition buses from Erode region in TN 33 N 18xx are transferred to Tirupur and Coimbatore region’s for replacement of very old buses exists in the above mentioned regions. Coimbatore region closely received 8 Buses from Erode. TN 38 N 10xx are slowly sent to Scrap yard and TN 33 N 18xx are in place for them. Continue reading

Erstwhile Learner Buses of TNSTC-CBE

Downgraded to City services

Recently TNSTC-CBE downgraded three BS-3 Model (TN 38 N 2083, 2871, 2876) to Learner Buses in place of old BS-2 Buses TN 38 N 1402, 1403 and 1405. we are searching where these are went. Then, after long time find out all the three buses which was rounding in Coimbatore city. Ukkadam-2, Sungam-1, Sungam-2 Depots gets one each buses in place of TN 38 N 13xx Tata Buses which are scrapped recently. Here we go for the pics… Continue reading

Wish you Happy Karthigai Deepam

Karthigai is essentially a festival of lamps. The lighted lamp is considered an auspicious symbol. It is believed to ward off evil forces and usher in prosperity and joy. Karthigai Deepam is the most significant festival that is celebrated with pomp and gaiety at Arunachaleswarar temple, Tiruvannamalai. In this year Karthikai Deepam falls on 12th December,2016 .This Karthigai Deepam is celebrated as a ten day festival and it is widely known as Karthigai Brahmotsavam.

Karthigai Deepam festival starts at around four o clock in the early hours and the Bharani Deepam is lit at the temple. In the evening the Mahadeepam is lit on the top of the hill at around six o clock. This is a very important ceremony during the Karthigai Deepam festival at Tiruvannamalai. Arunachaleswarar is said to be visually represented in the form of agni on the hill top. There is a very mammoth gathering on this day at the Arunachaleswarar temple to witness this glorious and sacred event.

TNSTC operate special buses from various parts of Tamil Nadu to help cater the huge rush for the festival at Tiruvannamalai. Usually Chennai bound special buses are operated from Chennai road, Kanchipuram and Vellore bound buses north of the BS on Vellore road, Kallakurichi, Attur and Thanipadi bound buses near Thamarai Kulam on Thanipadi road near TNSTC TVM  Branch 1 and West bound and Bangalore bound buses near Govt Arts College on Chengam road.



Converted Tata Town Buses in Erode Region

Downgraded TML City Buses

TNSTC-CBE Erode region received Tata Buses in 2012-13 in a good number of shares. Mostly this TML buses are allotted to Erode-Coimbatore and Erode-Tirupur routes. apart from Erode-Mettur, Bhavani-Coimbatore and Sathy-Erode also. Recently erode region getting good number of new buses in AL platform and replaced most of TML buses in TN 33 N 28xx. we all are expecting that replaced TML buses are going to transferred to Coimbatore. But, to be the surprise all the buses are running under Erode region. Continue reading

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