Palanisami flags off 500 new buses

Chief Minister Edappadi K Palanisami on Thursday flagged off 500 new buses, purchased at a cost of Rs 158.72 crores for various Tamil Nadu State Transport Corporations. At a function held at the State Secretariat, Mr Palanisami formally flagged of seven buses in the presence of his cabinet colleagues and officials. He also inspected the various new facilities installed in the buses for the benefit of public.

An official release here said to address the transport needs of the public, 100 out of 500 new buses would be for Metropolitan Transport Corporation (MTC), 150 for State Express Transport Corporation, ten buses for Villuppuram division, 20 for Salem division, 30 for Coimbatore division, 110 for Kumbakonam division, 50 for Madurai and 30 for Tirunelveli Transport Corporations.