Small Bus in Chennai | Mini Bus in Chennai

Tamilnadu Chief Minister Jayalalitha inaugurated the minibus services on today (Wednesday, October 23, 2013) in Chennai. Initially 50 mini buses were operated on the first phase.

Chief Minister Jayalalitha already announced in the assembly that mini buses would be operated in the areas where the normal buses cannot be operated. Minibus services, named Small Bus, aimed at offering connectivity and feeder services in the suburbs and in localities with narrow roads, where the current Chennai Bus Routes are not able to offer their services. On the first phase 50 mini buses are operated from today (Wednesday, October 23, 2013). A minimum of two and maximum of four mini buses will be operated in these routes. The opening ceremony took place at 11am in Nehru indoor stadium, Chennai. The buses were be flagged off by Chief Minister Jayalalitha after attending the ceremony.

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The 50 mini buses will ply in 20 routes. These 50 new mini buses will ply on routes having distance between 6 kms to 10 kms, with a minimum fare of Rs.5. The Chennai Small Bus will have a seating capacity of 27.

The mini bus routes are Pallavaram – Tirusulam Sakthi Nagar, Chromepet – Medavakkam, Chromepet – Madambakkam, Perungulathur – Arungal, Guindy Asargana – Keelkattalai, Guindy – Velachery, SRP Tools – Metukuppam, Ramapuram – Porur, Porur – Pattur, Iyyapanthangal – Kummnanchavadi, Iyyapanthangal – Thiruverkadu, Maduravoyal – Valasaravakkam, Vadapalani – Koyambedu mofussil bus terminus, Vadapalani – Thiru Vi Ka park, Ashok Pillar – Metha Nagar, Ambattur OT – Murugappa Polytechnic, Madhavaram – Retteri Junction and Moolakadai – Manali.

Routes for the mini buses have been finalised, routes are,
1. Ramavaram to Porur.
2. Moolakadai to Manali.
3. Madavaram to Redhills.
4. Guindy to NGO Colony via Kilkattalai.
5. SRP Tools to Mettukuppam.
6. Ashok Pillar to Metha Nagar.
7. Vadapalani to Koyambedu.
8. Pallavaram to Trisulam.
9. Chrompet to Madampakkam via Medavakkam.

The Chennai Minibus Routes which have been announced are listed below :

Route No: S1
From Pallavaram to Tirusulam Sakthi Nagar
Number of Buses: 2
Mini Bus Route Via: Old Pallavaram, union carbide colony

Route No: S2
From Chromepet to Medavakkam
Number of Buses: 3
Mini Bus Route Via: Indira garden, Nehru nagar, kumaran kundram, asthinapuram, tirumalai nagar, jeyendra nagar, sembakkam, kavurivakkam

Route No: S3
From Chromepet to Madambakkam
Number of Buses: 3
Mini Bus Route Via: Chilapakkam, mahalakshmi nagar, raja keelpakkam, kozhipannai

Route No: S4
From Chromepet to Medavakkam
Number of Buses: 3
Mini Bus Route Via: MIT, Nehru nagar, kumaran kundram, pallavan driving school, Radha nagar, nemilicherry, Nanmangalam, kovilambakkam

Route No: S5
From Perungalathur to Arungal Village (East of Guduvancheri/Urapakkam)
Number of Buses: 2
Mini Bus Route Via: Oorapakkam, karanai puducherry, karanai kattur

Route No: S11
From Guindy Asarkana to Kilkattalai
Number of Buses: 3
Mini Bus Route Via: Burma colony, moovarasan pettai

Route No: S12
From Guindy Asarkana to NGO Colony
Number of Buses: 2
Mini Bus Route Via: Adambakkam, kakkan pallam

Route No: S13
From Guindy to Velachery
Number of Buses: 2
Mini Bus Route Via: Maduvangarai, NGO colony, Brindhavan nagar, mahalakshmi nagar inner ring road

Route No: S14
From Taramani SRP Tools to Mettukuppam
Number of Buses: 3
Mini Bus Route Via: Taramani (Tharamani), CTS, amdedkar nagar, Kamaraj nagar, telephone nagar, ellai amman kovil

Route No: S21
From Ramapuram to Porur
Number of Buses: 2
Mini Bus Route Via: Ramapuram arasamaram, poothapedu, china porur, kaarambakkam

Route No: S22
From Porur to Pattur (Near Mangadu)
Number of Buses: 2
Mini Bus Route Via: Ramachandra hospital,Iyyappanthangal, parani puthur junction

Route No: S23
From Iyyappanthangal to Kumananchavadi
Number of Buses: 2
Mini Bus Route Via: SST oil mills, noombal road junction, puliyamedu

Route No: S24
From Iyyappanthangal to Thiruverkadu
Number of Buses: 3
Mini Bus Route Via: SRMC, Sathiyalok gurukulam, chettiyar agaram, sivabootha medu, VellapanSavady

Route No: S25
From Maduravoyal to Valasaravakkam
Number of Buses: 2
Mini Bus Route Via: AAlapakam Maduravayol junction, menakshi dental college hospital, Government higher secondary school, SS Motors, Arcot road, Allapakkam Junction

Route No: S31
From Vadapalani to C.M.B.T. Koyambedu
Number of Buses: 4
Mini Bus Route Via: Aavichipalli, Virugambakkam, kesavarthini, devi kuppam, ganga nagar, school street, Maduravayol eari karai

Route No: S32
From Vadapalani to Thiru Vi Ka park (Shenoy Nagar)
Number of Buses: 2
Mini Bus Route Via: Ram theatre, Best hospital, vanniyar street, periyar way, anna main road, arun hotel, Aminjikarai

Route No: S33
From Ashok Pillar to Metha Nagar (Aminjikarai)
Number of Buses: 2
Mini Bus Route Via: Puthu high school, Samiyar madam, kodambakkam power house, ponmani marriage hall, keelnagar, thiruvalluvarpuram

Route No: S41
From Ambattur OT to Murugappa Polytechnic (Sathyamurthy Nagar, Avadi)
Number of Buses: 2
Mini Bus Route Via: Valluvar road junction, kulakarai road junction, thirumullaivoyil junction, stateboard hospital

Route No: S61
From Madhavaram to Retteri Junction (Kolathur)
Number of Buses: 3
Mini Bus Route Via: Kalpana lamp, Birundha garden, prakash garden, kumaran nagar junction, kollathur

Route No: S62
From Moolakadai to Manali
Number of Buses: 3
Mini Bus Route Via: Ambedkar statue, RV Nagar, parvathi nagar, moolachathiram, palgipalayalam, china sekkadu, Manali Market

Each small bus route has about 2 to 4 buses buses, to enable timing of around 1 bus every 10 minutes.

Mini Bus Ticket Fare Charges:
The mini bus routes are having six stages from its starting point to end point. The minimum fare of Rs 5 to maximum fare of Rs 9 will be collected ad ticket charges from the passengers.

Related / Reference Links:

Mini buses ready to roll out in Chennai
Around 40 buses are ready and will be commissioned once Chief Minister Jayalalithaa gives the go ahead. The mini buses will ply on 100 routes. “We have decided on 40 routes for now. More routes will be added in the next phase,” said a transport department official. The buses will be green in colour.
http://www.thehindu.com/news/cities/chennai/mini-buses-ready-to-roll-out-in-chennai/article5107780.ece

Mini buses on inner Chennai roads from today
While MTC officials refused to talk on the record about the mini bus routes, sources said Nanganallur, Medavakkam and Madipakkam would get the service. So would interior roads of Vadapalani and Saligramam. These growing residential areas have been without last-mile connectivity, and people have been at the mercy of autorickshaws. For residents of Nanganallur, getting to the Guindy bus depot to catch a bus to other parts of the city has been a tough proposition. Similar has been the plight of commuters who live along smaller roads in the newly-added areas of the city.
http://articles.timesofindia.indiatimes.com/2013-10-23/chennai/43323574_1_mini-buses-600-buses-mtc

100 minibuses to ply on 26 city routes
This was disclosed to the Parliamentary Standing Committee on urban development, which visited the city on June 9. To a query by the parliamentary panel, the State Government said that it had issued a purchase order for 100 buses. Twenty-five of the mini buses are ready for operation, while 75 more mini buses are expected to be received soon.
http://newindianexpress.com/cities/chennai/100-minibuses-to-ply-on-26-city-routes/2013/06/25/article1650891.ece

Now, ‘small bus’ service in Chennai
At the function, she gave pension benefits to 25 retired transport employees and sanctioned Rs 257 crore of pension benefits to other retired department employees. The State Government plans to set up a second water plant at Gummidipoondi for the Amma Mineral water scheme. Under the scheme, which was launched last September, one litre water bottle is sold at Rs 10 to passengers travelling in long distances buses.
http://www.thehindubusinessline.com/news/states/tn-govt-launches-mini-bus-service-in-chennai/article5264328.ece

Routes of Mini Buses in Chennai
Chief Minister Jayalalitha already announced in the assembly that mini buses would be operated in the areas where the normal buses cannot be operated.
http://www.chennaivideo.com/generalnews/routes-of-mini-buses-in-chennai.html#.UmovEHCmh8E

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