Special buses operated to transport government employees in Chennai

A total of 200 buses were run to take government employees engaged in essential services to their workplaces

March 25, 2020 01:08 pm | Updated 01:08 pm IST - CHENNAI

The special bus being operated by MTC for government employees

The special bus being operated by MTC for government employees

The Metropolitan Transport Corporation (MTC) has allotted 200 special buses to transport government staff involved in various essential work. With the lockdown coming into place from Tuesday evening, and most government officials not having any kinds of personal transport facility, the MTC is helping in transporting employees of important government departments engaged in COVID-19 preventive measures

In a press release issued by the MTC, it said that though the lockdown is being implemented, some government offices are functioning. Officials of the health department, medical specialists, Chennai Corporation sanitation staff and Metrowater staff, are being transported from various places from the city and nearby suburbs by operating special buses. A total of 200 special buses were operated on Wednesday for bringing employees to their workplaces from various places including Thoraipakkam, Tambaram, Singaperumal Koil, Poonamallee, Manali, Ennore and Nerkundram.

The special buses would be operated throughout the lockdown period.

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