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TNSTC to deploy 430 new buses

The new buses have improved interior, exterior fittings and and emergency exit.

The new buses have improved interior, exterior fittings and and emergency exit.   | Photo Credit: M. Periasamy

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The buses will be run on moffusil routes initially

The State Government has allocated 430 new buses for the Coimbatore division of the Tamil Nadu State Transport Corporation Limited for the current financial year.

Of these, 128 buses have reached the depots in the last three days in the first phase.

Another 58 are waiting for coach fabrication in Karur, and are expected to arrive next week, a top official of the Corporation said here on Monday.

Out of the 128 buses that have arrived – 41 are for Coimbatore region, 31 for Tirupur and 18 each for Erode and Udhagamandalam.

The official said buses have improved interior and exterior fittings, emergency exit and are aesthetically painted. They have Bharat Stage IV compliant engines to ensure low emission.

Extra cushion

Unlike the old buses, the new ones have 52 seats with extra cushion and back rest. The old ones have 55 to 57 seats. Fewer seats in the new vehicles provide for extra leg space to make long distance travel more convenient. The luggage space of the new buses has been shifted below the floor.

The new buses will be run on moffusil routes initially. The vehicles will hit the road soon after the announcement by the government, the official said.

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