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Mini buses set to ply on Chennai’s regular routes

Mini-buses that would hit the city roads soon will also be operated on regular routes during non-peak hours.

Earlier, the authorities had decided to operate them only on designated routes — far-flun

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

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

North Chennai bus fares go up


Commuters hailing from several parts of north Chennai will have to shell out more, from Rs 2 to Rs 5, towards bus tickets from Wednesday as there would be diversion due to the ongoing flyover works at

Strike hits train maintenance


Thousands of passengers on board at least five express trains that started from Chennai Central on Monday were forced to put up with unkempt and stinky toilets besides dust-ridden berths as maintenanc

Commuter rail could soon link suburbs to city centre


The Commuter Rail System connecting Bengaluru city to the suburbs will soon become a reality with South Western Railway (SWR) expanding its network to the suburbs.

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Crippling effect of poor services


When Rajiv Ranjan, a cerebral palsy patient, was barred by an airline from flying out of Chennai in 2007, the disability rights activists took the issue to the civil aviation ministry and a section M1

Jaya flags off 507 new buses


Chief minister J. Jayalalithaa on Tuesday flagged off 507 new buses and 266 renovated ones, adding 773 buses to the State Transport Undertakings (STU) as part of augmentation of 3,000 new buses announ

Green signal to 5 monorail bidders


The ambitious monorail project has successfully crossed the critical bidding stage with the government finalising five project developers for the second and final stage, while rejecting three firms’ b

Govt targets transport and power to revive economy


The government on Wednesday vowed to push ahead with major transport and power projects in the current financial year, buoying stocks in infrastructure companies with an attempt to inject some life in

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