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Wednesday, December 28, 2005

Bus dhaan PTC

Is there any reason behind these special M-series of buses that are being plied for MTC in Chennai???

- The ticket rates are comparitively costlier than white board buses, almost equal to those of yellow board buses.
- They stop in all (infact slightly more number of) bus stops as those of the white board ones.
- Any kind of bus pass is not valid in M series.
- They have more number of stages hence halt every now and then to check if all passengers have got the tickets
- And the speed...is pathetic.

Huh!!!! Rather than getting into this M series, I prefer to wait for 10 or 15 more mins, catch an express or yellow board and reach earlier. If there isn't any particular reason, why can't TN government remove these series and instead increase the number of faster buses??

13 Comments:

  • At 10:33 PM, Blogger vee-jay said…

    In fact, MTC plans to increase the number of these M series buses. Not sure which route you are talking about here, but these M series are a blessing on some routes. They are very frequent (1 in 5-7 minutes).

    Ticket costs in these buses are kinda standard - Rs 4/5/6/7 etc. The ticket costs in these buses is because of their frequency. These buses are hugely popular among people who board buses at the white board bus-stops.

    Instead of removing these buses, MTC can probably allow usage of bus passes.

     
  • At 7:14 PM, Anonymous b a l a j i said…

    Namakkum MTC buses-kum romba dhooram

     
  • At 9:18 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    YT,
    The M series buses are supposed to be M-ini buses, meaning short distance point to point buses....they were introduced between areas like Medavakkam to Tambaram, Velachery to Mylapore and so on....As Vee jay says, they are frequent enough as well, and allowing Bus passes and tokens in them would be a better thing to do rather than reduce the number of bus services.....

    And avlo verupa M buses mela....Bus thaan PTC nu title la kooda MTC use panala??? :-P
    Anyway, I know abt that song from veetla vishesham....:-)

    Swapna

     
  • At 10:45 AM, Blogger Jagan said…

    ni footboard ellam adipiya ?

    enna comment paananomnu theriyalla , so asked u a super qeastion ...expecting a super answer.

     
  • At 9:45 PM, Blogger Yours Truly said…

    @vee-jay - I am talking about the buses in Velachery route. Everytime I go, it takes a minimum of half an hr to 45 mins for the bus to cross Sardar Patel Rd from Velachery in normal hrs. My luck may be :( I wasn't aware of the frequency part, but as u said, if many people are using this service, they can start accepting passes. Atleast the time they halt the buses to issue tickets will come down.

    And I shall stay off the series, coz after quite a number of trips I realised it isn't my cup of tea :)

    @balaji - vaazhga vaLamudan!!

     
  • At 9:46 PM, Blogger Yours Truly said…

    @swapna - M-ini buses? Learning for the day!! MTC mela veruppu ellaam illa. I always prefer calling it PTC, it kinda fits. avvLo dhaan :)

    @jagan - Idhellam unakkey too much-aa illa? Neways, bus over crowded-aa illanaa conductor kitta thittu vaangitey footboard adippom :-P

     
  • At 8:27 AM, Blogger Katpadi Murali said…

    Wishing You a Very Happy and Prosperous New Year 2006

     
  • At 9:26 PM, Blogger Yours Truly said…

    @murali - Thank you :) Happy new year to you too!!

     
  • At 10:00 PM, Blogger Nithya Swaminathan said…

    happy new yr to u..:)

     
  • At 11:50 AM, Blogger Neha said…

    enakkum bus kum romba dhooram :D. anyways happy new year!!!

     
  • At 6:08 PM, Blogger Raju said…

    Happy New Year!!

     
  • At 11:28 PM, Blogger Blogger Park said…

    nalla ikkidhu.. you are turning out to be a crusader for common social causes! :) keep up the good work gal! And you've got mail too ;)

     
  • At 1:55 AM, Blogger Yours Truly said…

    @nithya, neha, raju - Thank you! And a very very happy new year to you too :)

    @blogger's park - crusader for social cause ellam periya vaarthai. This post was just my sondha kadhai soga kadhai polambals :) Me no get mail :(

     

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