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Achievement:T. Thangaraj (right), Managing Director, Tamil Nadu State Transport Corporation, presenting a medal to a branch manager in Ramanathapuram on Wednesday.
Achievement:T. Thangaraj (right), Managing Director, Tamil Nadu State Transport Corporation, presenting a medal to a branch manager in Ramanathapuram on Wednesday.

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Ramanathapuram branch achieves good results in saving fuel

RAMANATHAPURAM: All villages and hamlets with a population of 500 and above in Ramanathapuram and Sivaganga districts have been connected with bus service, according to T. Rengaraj, Managing Director, Tamil Nadu State Transport Corporation, Kumbakonam.

Speaking at a function held here on Wednesday to distribute prizes and medals to drivers, conductors for their exemplary services including saving fuel, he said there were 577 and 266 town and suburban routes in two districts. There were 703 buses including 211 town buses being operated through 11 branches. As many as 6.35 lakh passengers travelled in TNSTC buses everyday in the region and the buses would cover 3.12 lakh km per day.

Mr. Rengaraj said top priority was given for the safety and security of the passengers.

Considering the passengers' comfort, a system was in place to replace old buses with new buses. Sincere efforts had been taken to improve the condition of buses, seats.

Ramanathapuram suburban branch had achieved good results in saving fuel.

The average mileage of buses in the branch stood at 5.6 KMPL. It was a good rate than many other branches. The mileage rate had increased to 5.76 KMPL in April.

Chances were bright for the branch to achieve the new target of 6 KMPL shortly. A sum of Rs. 21.31 lakh worth diesel could be saved per year by this branch alone.

He added that the branch could achieve the healthy rate because of collective efforts of drivers, conductors, engineers and other technicians. He urged them to achieve the new target on save diesel campaign.

As many as 26 drivers, conductors, engineers and technicians including G. Arumugam, Branch Manager, suburban branch, were presented with medals and prizes for exemplary work.

G. Saminathan, Special Officer, Kumbakonam, N. Pasupathy, General Manager, Karaikudi, R. Yogarajan, Divisional Manager and others took part.

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