Tamil Nadu State Transport Corporation (TNSTC) – Coimbatore Division has planned to operate special buses from the coming week-end to clear the extra rush of passengers in view of Pongal festival.

A release said that it would operate nearly 400 special buses from Coimbatore to Chennai, Tiruchi, Madurai, Erode, Salem, Tirupur and Namakkal among other places. From Coimbatore, five buses would be plied on the Coimbatore – Chennai sector, 50 buses to Tiruchi, 25 to Udhagamandalam, 55 to Madurai, 20 to Salem, five each to Rajapalayam, Tirunelveli, Theni and Thanjavur. From Erode, 15 buses each would be operated to Coimbatore and Salem, 10 buses to Namakkal, 40 buses to Madurai, 35 buses to Tiruchi and five each to Theni and Chennai.

Similarly from Tirupur, 30 buses each would be plied to Madurai and Tiruchi, five buses each to Chennai and Theni, 10 buses to Karur and 20 buses to Salem.