Tiruchirapalli

TNSTC steps in to restore order at Central bus stand

TIRUCHI:TAMILNADU:02/02/2014:- Buses lining up under a queue system introduced at the Central Bus Stand in the city by the State Transport Corporation in Tiruchi on sunday...Photo: A.Muralitharan

TIRUCHI:TAMILNADU:02/02/2014:- Buses lining up under a queue system introduced at the Central Bus Stand in the city by the State Transport Corporation in Tiruchi on sunday...Photo: A.Muralitharan   | Photo Credit: A_Muralitharan

Introduces queue system for buses on Chennai, Thanjavur routes

Central bus stand wears a more spacious look and seems less congested these days as State Transport Corporation, Tiruchi, has introduced a queue system to regulate buses parked inside the bus stand, especially on the Chennai and Thanjavur routes on platform one.

Haphazard parking has been causing much of the congestion, much to the inconvenience of commuters. Passengers are often forced to run from one end to the other as the buses are parked disorderly. With private buses competing with each other, chaos prevails inside the bus stand, especially during peak hours. Very often, buses could be seen parked in two or three rows making it extremely difficult for passengers to know which one would depart first.

In an attempt to overcome the problem, the corporation has put up barricades to ensure that buses, especially those operating on the Chennai route from the city, are parked only in the bays. Similarly, temporary barricades have been placed near Thanjavur bus halt and buses bound for the route are required to be parked in an orderly manner. A queue system is adopted under which buses have to come to bays only 10 to 15 minutes prior to their scheduled time of departure.

“We found the situation was somewhat chaotic and evolved a system to regulate the operation of buses in consultation with our field officers and police. The police have supported our initiative by providing barricades,” said C. Ravi Varma, general manager, TNSTC, Tiruchi region.

Mr. Varma said a separate bay has been allotted for buses plying to Velankanni. All other buses operating on Thanjavur route will be halted nearby and only four buses will be parked here at any given point of time. All other buses will be parked some distance away and will come to the bay only before their scheduled time of departure. Private buses would also have to follow the queue system, he said.

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