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Several ticket counters shut, passengers hit


It was half past noon and the scorching heat was burning her skin. Already soaked, her handkerchief barely absorbed any more sweat. Thanks to a marketing executive, a pamphlet he distributed helped he

Coastal road widening project on

Bringing an end to a long standoff, the Chennai Port Trust and fishermen of Kasimedu reached an agreement on widening the 1.6-km road in the fishing harbour as part of the Ennore Manali Road Improveme

Rough ride for students


It must have been quite shocking for the public to read how a plus-one student was pushed off a city bus on Friday. The student fell backwards and badly hurt her ankle.

However, this incident is not

Punching for private buses begins, KSRTC exempted


Now passengers can finally rely on city bus timings given out by the hub authorities. This is due to the introduction of the punching system for private buses on Saturday that will record the time in

All funds spent, buses fall short

The entire Plan fund under Jawaharlal Nehru National Urban Renewal Mission transport scheme has been spent but KSRTC’s plan to buy 350 low-floor buses for Thiruvananthapuram and Ernakulam depots has f

A one-way key to traffic congestion


The city traffic police is set to launch a set of changes in the traffic routes in the city and enforce more one-way systems on thoroughfares to ensure smooth flow of traffic and bring down congestion

Power failure disrupts suburban train services


Thousands of commuters were put to hardship as the train services between Tambaram and Beach were disrupted for over an hour following a failure in the electric power transformer in Kodambakkam.


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.


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