Buses back on roads.!!

Since the money which has to be stated to the TNSTC Employees, officials and pensioners was not provided, they were held up in strike since Sunday night.And after the long run of the strike, Tamil Nadu government at the end of nearly seven hours of long talks held in two rounds, Minister KA Sengottaiyan, P Thangamani and MR Vijayabhaskar and representatives of 11 workers unions signed an agreement.

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Yercaud Bus Stand Timings

Bus Timings from Yercaud Bus stand

Yercaud is a hill station in Salem District, in Tamil Nadu, India. It is located in the Shevaroys range of hills in the Eastern Ghats. It is situated at an altitude of 1515 metres (4970 ft) above sea level, and the highest point in Yercaud is the Servarayan temple, at 5,326 feet (1,623 m). The hill station is named owing to the abundance of forest near the lake, the name signifying Lake Forest.[1] As a popular tourist destination, Yercaud [2] is also called as Jewel of the South.[3] Yercaud is connected to the city of Salem, Tamil Nadu through a Highway of 28 km. Coffee and citrus fruits, most notably oranges, are grown in abundance, as well as bananas, pears and jackfruit. Scenically, Yercaud is as enchanting and picturesque as the hill stations on the Eastern Ghats and trekking will be an experience. Continue reading

TNSTC-Salem Brand New 2×2 Seater

Dharmapuri region Branded New 2×2 Seater Services

TNSTC-Salem Dharmapuri Region Introduced 2×2 Seater Brand New Buses recently. Dharmapuri region Body Building unit done a good work in finish with Single Door and Having good leg space. Already Dharmapuri region operating 2×2 Seater buses in TN 29 N 20xx Serial. Now that buses are getting Replacement and this new buses in service now. We will update the remaining Services very soon Continue reading

METTUR – SALEM Manmadharasa Bus

Mettur is an industrial and tourism town located in the Salem district in the state of Tamil Nadu, India. It is best known for the Mettur Dam.

Mettur is known for its huge dam, power, chemicals and aluminium. The maximum percentage of water requirements for irrigation in Tamil Nadu depends on the Mettur Dam. Mettur is one of the sources of electricity for Tamil Nadu. It has Thermal and Hydro Electric Power Stations. The Mettur Thermal Power Station acts as a Base load power plant for the Tamil Nadu Electricity Board.

Mettur being close to the transportation hubs of Erode and Salem is well connected to both these cities as well as to Dharmapuri. Bus services operate from Erode & Salem at the most frequency, with bus services once in every 5 minutes.

One of the important short distance routes for Salem region. Mettur depot gets newbie in major allocations. Periodically the fleet on Mettur – Salem gets new buses.

Manmadharasa Bus 

TN 30 N 0463 Mettur – Salem (Point to Point)

This bus was tagged as the Manmadharasa Bus. Once this bus was minting money in Salem district. It showed  No. 1 in collection. It was a nightmare to private players in this route and gave stiff competition to them. Kudos to the crew who took care of the bus very well. They were so dedicated and cared their bus much more than bus fan. No words to describe their passion and love for the bus alloted to them. They went directly to the body building unit at Namakkal to do some modifications even when the bus was getting ready there. Also gave inputs regarding the fixing of Audio Video systems and the color scheme to be done for the bus. They spent almost Rs. 20000 from their own pocket in order to beautify this bus. The theme was planned and designed using computer graphics. The sticker works were quite unique and the livery was astonishing. Everything was taken care in detail and perfection. Even the depot marking of this bus is unique. The garland decoration was awesome on the day of flagging off the bus. The result was far excellent – could not take the eyes off the bus.

Pic credit: TNSTC SALEM fb page. One of my ex school mate who owns private bus in this route too witness to this beauty on induction date.


Attur-Kollimalai New Service

Another Route to Kollihills

TNSTC-Salem region Started new hill rider service to Kollihills other than usual Karavalli Route. This service takes Thammampatti, Mullikurichi Route to Reach Cholakadu and from there proceed to Kollihills Arapaleeswarar Temple. This service will be more benefit to the intermediate pax and touristers to reach Kollihills in another Route. Continue reading

Retired Kollihills Rider in Yercaud Ghats

Transferred bus from Kollihills

TNSTC-Salem region recently added new buses to Kollihills. 11 New buses are operated to Kollihills from Namakkal, Salem and Rasipuram. TN 30 N 0855 was previously running in Rasipuram-Othakadai Route and now getting new bus. Hence, the bus was transferred to Johnsonpet-2 Depot and now running in Yercaud. Continue reading

Attur-Rakodu New Hill Rider Service

TNSTC-Salem region Hill Rider service to Kalvarayan Hills

TNSTC-Salem introduced new hill rider service to Kalvaran Hills from Attur to Rakodu Route. Though villages of PERIYA KALVARAYAN HILLS falls in ATTUR taluk administration, they have to travel around 80 kms to reach ATTUR. There is no direct connectivity through Road.
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Salem-Kattumannargudi New Service

TNSTC-Salem Region New Service

TNSTC-Salem region started new service in Salem-Kattumannargudi Route two months back. This service covers the enroute towns Attur, Thalaivasal, Virudhachalam Covers 190 Kms in a single. It does Salem-Attur in the Morning and Proceed to Kattmannargudi from Salem. Timings will updated here soon Continue reading

New Bus Service via Vangal Bridge

Salem-Karur Via Vangal, Mohanur

In previous days, There is no direct connectivity to Namakkl, Mohanur from Vangal, Velaudhampalayam, Thalavaipalayam due to Kaveri River. There is no Bridge to cross this cauvery river and People need to spend Extra 36 Kms Via Thavittupalayam, Velur. on 14-02-2016, Vangal Bridge was opened by tamilandu Honourable Chief Minister through Video conference. This bridge was now most helpful to the people to reach Nearby towns easily Continue reading

TNSTC-Salem New Hill Riders to Kollihills and Yercaud

TNSTC-Salem Brand New Hill Rider Buses

TNSTC-Salem region Operating Hill Rider Bus Services to Kollihills and Yercaud for benefit passengers and Tourists. too old hill rider buses getting replacement this time, TN 30 N 00xx and TN 30 N 02xx Serial old Hill Riders are replaced with new buses. Namakkal unit done good job asusual in build this cute buses with Digital Route boards. Continue reading

Happy Birthday to ATC (Anna Transport Corporation)

43rd Birthday Wishes from Team, Brindhaavanam Blog

Anna Transport Corporation Limited, Salem was established on February 15, 1973 with 45 buses with assets of the State Transport Department in Salem and Dharmapuri districts. The Corporation also took over three co-operative Motor Transport Societies in these two districts.

Anna transport corporation was bifurcated to Annai Sathya Transport Corporation (ASTC) to serve Dharmapuri and Krishnagiri Districts. ATC take charge in Operating buses in Salem and Namakkal Districts.

Today ATC Anna Transport Corporation 43rd Birthday. to be fans of ATC, we team, Brindhaavanam blog celebrate ATC Birthday