Apart from 6,300 regular and 3,506 special buses from Chennai, 6,734 buses will be operated from other parts of TN to enable residents to reach their home towns for the festival.
The TN Transport Department, to help people celebrate Deepavali, which falls on November 4, will be operating a total of 16,540 buses including nearly 10,000 buses from Chennai and more than 6,500 special buses between other parts ofthe State.
In a press meet held at the Secretariat, Transport Minister R.S. Rajakannappan, after discussing the modalities for operating the regular and special buses throughout the State with officials of the eight State Transport Corporations (STCs) on Monday, said the buses for commuters would be operated from November 1 to 3.
He said 6,300 regular buses and 3,506 special buses would be operated from Chennai to various destinations in the State. Also 6,734 special buses would be operated between the other parts of the State.