New vehicles will replace old ones plying in Tirupur region
Chief Minister Jayalalithaa on Tuesday inaugurated 22 new bus routes and flagged off 38 new buses introduced by Tamil Nadu State Transport Corporation to replace as many numbers of old buses in Tirupur region via videoconferencing.
Ms. Jayalalithaa also declared open the new maternity block constructed on the Government Hospital premises at Udumalpet.
Official sources said that of the 22 new bus routes allocated, as many as nine were in Tirupur and the rest in Avinashi, Kangayam, Dharapuram, Madathukulam and Udumalpet areas. “Services in these routes will commence in a phased manner very soon,” sources added.
TNSTC officials said that the new buses, replacing the old ones, were introduced in Tirupur region, having eight branches extending from Tirupur to Palani, with the objective of increasing fuel efficiency and overall travel comfort of passengers.
Of the 38 newly built buses, a maximum of eight each were allocated for Udumalpet and Dharapuram branches with the remaining given for Tirupur-1, Tirupur-2, Palladam, Kangayam, Palani-1 and Palani-2 branches.
TNSTC sources said that an inter-state service between Palani and Mysore was covered among the 38 buses selected for replacement with new model vehicles.
The new maternity block opened at Udumalpet GH was constructed at an outlay of Rs. 1.67 crore.
The two-storied building has 30 beds.
Collector M. Mathivanan, District Panchayat chairman M. Shanmugam, Mayor Visalakshi Appukutty, Deputy Mayor S. Gunasekaran and various MLAs were present.