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Panel for bus norms takes tips from states


The state government appointed six-member committee to devise new set of regulations for educational institution vehicles in the wake of Tambaram incident is going through the rulebooks of all souther

Private vans refuse to ferry kids


On Monday, Ms Jayalakshmi of Ayanavaram had to take leave from work as the school van driver refused to pick up her daughter studying in Class I in a school at Korattur, 10 km away.

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MTC takes the initiative against drunk conductors


In the wake of increased number of complaints, the Metropolitan Transport Corporation authorities have launched an intensive drive against the drunken conductors and set up a special team to check the

Panel formed for school bus rules


Reacting to the Madras high court’s direction that the state government should submit draft rules fixing criteria and conditions governing school buses within two weeks, the State Transport Authority

Monorail panel finalises request for proposal docu


The stage for the final phase of Chennai monorail scheme tendering process was set on Wednesday after the empowered committee finalised the crucial RFP (request for proposal) document. Based on this,

20,000 buses to zoom across TN


Four hundred more gleaming new, environment-friendly buses will be added to the fleet of the state transport corporation (STC) in a few weeks.

Also, new buses will run on 189 new routes. With this,

Highway signs confuse motorists


Motorists and drivers using the arterial state highways in Chennai and a few other places are confused by the misleading milestones and signs that show incorrect distances to the major towns ahead.


Chennai inches to dream of meter autos


In an attempt to find a solution to the decades-old problem of auto drivers fleecing commuters, the state government is contemplating introducing a meter-based billing system which would ensure transp

Free bus passes to be issued soon

Metropolitan Transport Corporation officials explained the decision on free travel for students had been taken following complaints by a number of parents about the delay in the issue of bus passes.

16 new bus depots proposed in suburbs

In an attempt to improve the maintenance of MTC buses, the transport corporation has decided to construct 16 new depots in the fringe areas of Chennai.

The move would pave the way for creation of mo

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