: The Transport Department has formed a special team to check exorbitant pricing of the tickets by private bus operators during the Deepavali festival.

A team of the Regional Transport Office (RTO) officials, assisted by Motor Vehicle Inspectors of the Enforcement Wing, will be present at the Koyambedu bus terminus every day between 6 p.m. and 11 p.m. till November 8.

The team will work in close coordination with the police to ensure commuters travelling to various destinations across the State during the festival do not get fleeced.

In case of any complaints, commuters can contact the following officials: Paneer Selvam, Deputy Commissioner of Police (9003130333); Saravanan, Assistant Commissioner of Police (9444034199); and Sundaresan, Assistant Commissioner of Police (9345134722).

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