TAMIL NADU

`Hop-on hop-off' tourist bus all set to roll out

T. S. Shankar

CHENNAI: Like the popular "Big Bus" in London, a Chennai-based transport company is all set to introduce a "hop-on hop-off" bus facility covering the tourist spots within Chennai. According to A. Afzal, Managing Director of Parveen Travels, the new tourist attraction bus would cover important landmarks in Chennai covering Music Academy, Ashtalakshmi Temple in Besant Nagar, Kalakshetra, the Birla Planetarium and the Fort St. George. "To help tourists have a glimpse of Chennai city, the company will initially operate three 35-seater air-conditioned buses. The itinerary ensures that a bus reaches these locations every hour", Mr.Afzal said. The company would soon introduce online booking for this facility (through >www.parveentravels.com) .

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