Staff Reporter

CHENNAI: The State Transport Minister, K.N. Nehru, inspected the progress of work on new buses at the Metropolitan Transport Corporation's bodybuilding unit at Chromepet on Wednesday.

40 ultra-modern

In all, 100 new buses will be put on the roads by the MTC early next month, of which 40 will be ultra-modern.

The buses will have plastic-moulded seats, adequate illumination, sliding windows as in railway compartments, fibre and rayon mixed coating on the roof and be pollution free. The new buses will be operated as `Yellow Line' and `Blue Line' services. Yellow line services will be operated as express services with limited stops and the blue line luxury buses will halt only at designated stops, a press release said.

R. Balasubramanian, Managing Director, MTC, P. Loganathan, General Manager (Technical) as well as other officials accompanied the Minister during the inspection.

Mr Nehru also visited Kannadapalayam, near Tambaram and selected the site for a Regional Transport Office there, the release added.