TRICHY: In a bid to ensure seamless travel for residents during the Diwali festivities and alleviate potential traffic congestion, Trichy city has opened three temporary bus terminuses. The collaborative effort between Trichy city police and the Tamil Nadu State Transport Corporation (TNSTC) aims to enhance the convenience of passengers traveling to their native places.
On Thursday, Commissioner of Police for Trichy city, N Kamini, inaugurated one of the temporary bus terminuses located at Mannarpuram. Special arrangements have been made to streamline the departure and arrival of mofussil buses from various parts of the state.
According to the police, buses operating on the Thanjavur route will utilize the temporary bus shelter opposite Sona Mina theatre on Williams Road. Meanwhile, buses heading towards Pudukkottai will start their journeys from a temporary bus shelter on Illuppur Road near Mannarpuram. Passengers traveling to and from Madurai can access buses at the service road in Mannarpuram.
These temporary bus terminuses, a customary practice during Diwali and Pongal festivals for several years, will remain operational from Thursday until November 14. The duration coincides with the anticipated surge in passenger traffic during the festive season.
To further facilitate passenger movement between the central bus stand and the temporary terminus at Mannarpuram, the TNSTC will operate circuit buses. This initiative aims to enhance the overall travel experience for passengers navigating between the different bus stands.
Notably, buses destined for Chennai from the southern districts and Pudukkottai, passing through Trichy district, will operate exclusively from the Mannarpuram temporary bus shelter. The strategic placement of these temporary facilities seeks to optimize the efficiency of the transportation system during this festive period.
As Trichy gears up for Diwali celebrations, these measures underscore the commitment of authorities to ensure safe and convenient travel for the public.