Plan to introduce 13 new buses in Tuticorin

Staff Reporter

Signboards to be given to 140 high schools to create awareness on signals

A one-hour yoga training is provided to all drivers and conductors to reduce stress level

Training is being imparted on maintaining smooth relationship with passengers

Tuticorin: The Tamil Nadu State Transport Corporation will introduce 13 new buses in Tuticorin in the month of April, 2010.

The buses will ply from Tuticorin to various places including Coimbatore, Tirupur, Velankanni, Rajapalayam, Aruppukottai, Tiruchi, Kumbum, Kumuli, Punalur and Kotarakara.

To increase passenger convenience while travelling, the new buses were designed with more space providing more legroom. Unlike the existing buses, the length of these buses was expanded.

The TNSTC had also launched a twenty – four hour helpline recently and the passengers could dial 9487599080 to lodge complaints in case of any shortcomings regarding services, S. Murugan, General Manager, TNSTC, Tirunelveli Region told ‘The Hindu' here on Wednesday.

There was a good feedback from the public on the helpline facilities. Based on the complaints filed, the officials concerned would review them to step up activities and adopt remedial measures.

Meanwhile he said that following public demands, frequency of bus services to Tirunelveli from Tuticorin and vice – versa had been increased, he said.

Besides, a one hour yoga training a day was being provided to all drivers and conductors to bring down the stress level. Training on maintaining smooth relations with passengers was also being imparted.

Apart from creating awareness about road safety for the student community, signboards would be given to high schools in Tuticorin to enable the students to familiarise the signals, which were essential for driving.

The signboards had already been installed in as many as 140 high schools in Tirunelveli. In Tuticorin, signboards would be given to 140 high schools as well.

The compact discs with contents of games related to safety norms would also be given to schools to raise awareness. With the help of a safety campaign bus, the driving inspectors had approached 42 high schools in Tirunelveli and demonstrated safe driving methods to be adopted according to road conditions.

Similar drive would be taken up in Tuticorin in the first week of April, he added.