Tamil Nadu a state of heritage and tradition. There are various places located in Tamil Nadu, which are destinations of famous Tourist spots, temples etc. To access these areas, we have two major modes of Transportation, the Bus and the Train. Government of Tamil Nadu has a separate transport division, run and maintained by itself. This transport division is known as Tamil Nadu State Express Transport Corporation .
Tamil Nadu State Express Transport Corporation (TNSETC)
TNSETC is run and maintained by Tamil Nadu Govt. TNSETC has hundreds of buses which run to various destinations and places of interest in Tamil Nadu. TNSETC has buses under three main categories. They are Deluxe, Ultra Deluxe and A/C Coach. The travel charge is also very reasonable and these buses cover almost all the look and corner of Tamil Nadu.
Metropolitan Transport Corporation (MTC), Chennai
MTC buses run in the Chennai City, Tamil Nadu. Chennai, being the capital of Tamil Nadu and a metropolitan City, has a separate organization that runs buses which also come under the Govt. of Tamil Nadu. MTC buses connect all parts of the city right from Thriuvallur to Chengalpet, Tamil Nadu. MTC also runs Deluxe and AC coaches and the travel charges are on an average rate. It has been stated that Tamil Nadu govt. has been running buses for a cheapest rate when compared to other cities and states in India.
Chennai Mofussil Bus Terminus (CMBT), Chennai
All these State Express Transport Corporation busses and the MTC busses go to different location within the city and the state with one terminating point, the CMBT, Chennai. CMBT bus terminus is considered to be the Asia's largest Bus Terminus. The construction was planned and laid out by Chennai Metropolitan Development Authority (CMDA). The CMBT can hold upto 270 buses in it and can support over 2000 buses. The average passenger reporting a day at CMBT crosses over 200,000. CMBT has busses that carry passengers to almost all the destinations in Tamil Nadu including Chennai City. There are two major sections in CMBT, one stationing the SETC buses which are generally long distance running busses and the other the MTC buses, which run within Chennai city.
Geography of CMBT in Chennai
CMBT, covering over 37 acres of land behaves to be a prime station for all Govt. and Private buses. Separate lobbies are given for Govt. run buses and Private buses, facilitating the passengers to make their trip and destination finding easy. CMBT is connected from all look and corners of Chennai city with MTC buses.
Facilities available at CMBT in Chennai
With the inception of the CMBT, Koyambedu has become the center of bus stations in Chennai. Passengers to any destinations in the State and other States can find buses from CMBT. Almost all the places of Chennai has a connecting bus from the CMBT. CMBT is well planned and constructed so as to support mass trafficking of people. Basic facilities at CMBT include 24 Hour Emergency Medicating center with prior medical assistance, Pharmacy and restaurants.
Buses from CMBT to other places in Tamilnadu
TNSETC buses which leaves from CMBT connects various places in Tamil Nadu.Some of the destinations that the buses connects are
1. Chidambaram 2. Thiruvannamalai 3. Thanjavur 4. Kumbakonam 5. Madurai 6. Trichy 7. Salem 8. Erode 9. Ooty 10. Kodaikanal 11. Tutucorin 12. Marthandam
and many more interesting places.
MTC buses run from areas like Madipakkam, Velacherry, T Nagar, Anna Nagar, Ashok Nagar, Tambaram, Guindy etc.
Advanced Reservation Center, CMBT
Would you like to reserve a ticket in advance for your journey? No problem. CMBT got all the facilities that you might need. Go to the Advance Reservation Center, CMBT and book your tickets in advance.
ISO Certification for CMBT in Chennai
The CMBT also holds one more prestigious ISO certificate for its International Standard. Despite the facilities provided, Standards of the Bus station are maintained high and helps in accommodating as much passengers as possible.
How to reach CMBT from other places of Tamilnadu
There are many buses available from various places of Tamilnadu. There are also more transportation facilities available in the Chennai city to reach the CMBT. There are many MTC buses that run from all places in Chennai city to CMBT. CMBT is located in between Vadapalani, Chennai and Thirumangalam, Chennai and is one of the central areas in Chennai.
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