According to P.Saravanan, municipal commissioner, the new bus stand would have more bays and facilities. The old bus stand, which is a ‘C’ class type, is located in two acres of land opposite to the railway station in the town.

Tiruvarur town would soon get a new bus stand. This would come up in 11.08 acres at Thyagaperumanallur on Thanjavur-Tiruvarur national highway near the collectorate.

The land costs Rs 1.9 crore . R.Kamaraj, Food Minister, visited the site on Sunday and directed municipality officials to call for tenders. Collector S.Natarajan accompanied the Minister.

According to P.Saravanan, municipal commissioner, the new bus stand would have more bays and facilities. The old bus stand, which is a ‘C’ class type, is located in two acres of land opposite to the railway station in the town. It has 23 bays and presents a congested look.

The new bus stand would have 35 bays and would be a ‘B’ class type. The new bus stand has space for further expansion. Besides, the bus stand would have toilets, drinking water facilities, auto sheds, and restaurant. The new bus stand would be constructed at a cost of Rs. 6 crore.

Approval of Directorate of Town and Country Planning has been received and structural design would be approved by National Institute of Technology-Tiruchi (NIT-T), said Mr. Saravanan.

Nearly 200 buses are being operated from and to Tiruvarur of which 25 are town buses. This apart, 10 buses to Chennai are going via Tiruvarur from Vedaranyam and Thiruthuraipoondi. While these buses are operated by Tamil Nadu State Transport Corporation, buses going to places such as Bangalore, Thiruvananthapuram and Marthandam are operated by Tamil Nadu State Express Transport Corporation.

Fifteen such buses ply via Tiruvarur. Most of the buses operated by State Transport Corporation via Tiruvarur are from Tiruchi to Velankanni.