Tamil Nadu chief minister K Palaniswami, on October 10, 2018, launched new initiatives in various departments, including flagging off new buses to be used in various transport divisions. He also inaugurated a new bus terminal at Madhavaram, to be used by north-bound buses. The mofussil bus stand inaugurated at Madhavaram will serve north-bound buses, especially to nearby Tiruvallur district, besides Tirupati, Kalahasthi and Nellore in Andhra Pradesh, an official release said.
Built at an estimated Rs 95 crores by the Chennai Metropolitan Development Authority (CMDA), it has been designed with various amenities, including feeding rooms for lactating mothers and has parking lots with a capacity of 1,700 two-wheelers and 72 four-wheelers, the release said.
Palaniswami also flagged off 471 new buses to be operated in the transport divisions of Villupuram, Salem, Coimbatore, Kumbakonam, Madurai and Tirunelveli, besides the Metropolitan Transport Corporation (MTC) in Chennai, it said. Some of these were luxury buses which were equipped with air-conditioning and toilets, it added. The chief minister also inaugurated, through video-conferencing, buildings constructed for the Higher Education Department in various districts including Tiruchirappalli and Krishnagiri.