TNSTC, Vellore, has agreed to stop all town buses proceeding towards Vellore and Katpadi in front of the new building of the Vellore Corporation on Infantry Road with effect from Friday, according to a note from P. Karthiyayini, Mayor of Vellore.
The town buses were stopping in front of the erstwhile Municipal Travellers’ Bungalow (in which site the new Corporation building is now located) for several years.
But in recent years, the buses were regularly stopping at the turning in front of Ladies Recreation Club, causing traffic snarls in view of the vehicles turning left from Anna Salai to Infantry Road and detention of traffic at this junction whenever a bus stops to pick up passengers.
The Mayor said that following request from the pubic to revive the bus stop in front of the new Corporation building, she requested the general manager of TNSTC to ensure that the buses stop in front of the building, and the latter agreed to do so from Friday.
The Corporation had also evicted private travels’ vehicles parked in front of the Corporation building to facilitate the waiting of passengers at the bus stop.
Ms. Karthiyayini told The Hindu that the space vacated by the travels’ vehicles would soon be converted into a park.