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Monday, 17 October 2016

Change in Boarding Point of Government Bus for Diwali 2016 - Chennai

It is always the usual scenario to see the traffic is being at the worse during the week of Diwali, as the people goes to their hometown to celebrate this festival of lights. It is quite often we have experienced that, even after two three hours of travel, we might not have crossed Chennai.  The Tamilnadu state transport corporation has come up with a plan to make the travel hassle free during this diwali holidays. Those who are planning to go out during the Diwali holidays, kindly go through this post, as there are few changes in the boarding points based on the destination. This post is based on the article came in news paper and in the official website of TNSTC. Kindly note that the change in boarding points are only for the period 26th October 2016 (Wednesday) to 29th October 2016 (Saturday).


1. Andhra Bound Buses – Depart from Anna Nagar (West) bus stand of MTC:

Buses to: Andhra Pradesh (Both TN & APSRTC Buses)
Departure point: ANNA NAGAR (WEST) Bus Stand.

Sharing the map of Anna Nagar West Bus Stand below, in case if you are not able to locate:

2. ECR & Kanchipuram Buses – Depart from State Election Commission bus stop opposite to CMBT in 100 Feet road:

Buses to: Puducherry, Cuddalore (Via ECR) & Kanchipuram
Departure point: State Election Commission bus stop opposite to CMBT in 100 Feet road

Sharing the map of State Election Commission bus stop below, in case if you are not able to locate:

3. Operations of Buses Via Vikravandi & Panruty – Depart from Arignar Anna Bus Stand, Tambaram-Sanatorium (MEPZ):

Buses to: Kumbakonam & Beyond, Thanjavur via Tindivanam, Vikkravandi
Departure point: Arignar Anna Bus Stand, Tambaram-Sanatorium (MEPZ)

Sharing the map of Arignar Anna Bus Stand, Tambaram-Sanatorium (MEPZ) below, in case if you are not able to locate:

4. Operations of Buses Via Vellore – Depart from Poonamallee Bus Stand:

Buses to: Vellore, Dharmapuri, Krishnagiri, Tirupathur & Hosur via Poonamallee
Departure point: Poonamallee Bus Stand

Sharing the map of Poonamallee Bus Stand below, in case if you are not able to locate:

5. Operations of Buses from CMBT Bus Stand:

Buses to: Myladuthurai, Nagapattinam, Velankanni, Trichy, Madurai, Tirunelveli, Sengottai, Tuticorin, Thiruchendur, Nagercoil, Kanyakumari, Trivandrum, Villupuram, Kallakurichi, Tiruvannamalai, Salem, Coimbatore, Ernakulam, Bangalore and other destinations not mentioned in above 4 points.
Departure point: CMBT Bus Stand (Usual Bus Stand)

Note: Even if we reserved the ticket with Boarding point mentioned as Koyambedu, we need to board the buses at the above mentioned temporary bus stands during the period 26th October 2016 to 29th October 2016.

Tabular representation of the boarding points and the corresponding destination is given below for easy referencing:

Temporary Boarding Points
Anna Nagar West Bus Stand
Andhra Pradesh (Both TN & APSRTC Buses)
Election Commission bus stop (100 ft rd) opp CMBT
Cuddalore (Via ECR) &
Tambaram MEPZ Arignar Anna Bus Stand
Kumbakonam & Beyond
Thanjavur via Tindivanam
Poonamallee Bus Stand
Tirupathur &
Hosur via Poonamallee
and other destinations not mentioned in above  4 boarding points.

Hint: If you want to quickly find out the boarding point based on your destination, try using find command  (Ctrl+F) and search for the destination and it will land you in the corresponding field where the boarding point is mentioned.


Apart from the above changes in the boarding points, there is also a diversions in the route in which the bus travels, as below:

Change in Boarding Point – Tambaram & Perungalathur reserved passengers to board at URAPAKKAM temporary bus stand:

Reserved buses from CMBT will NOT ply via Tambaram & Perungalathur, instead, they will go via Maduravoyal, Poonamallee, Nazarathpet, outer ring road, Vandalur. The reserved passengers with boarding point at Tambaram and Perungalathur are requested to board concerned buses at Urapakkam Temporary bus stand instead of Tambaram and Perungalathur at the boarding time mentioned. Sharing the map of Urapakkam bus stop below:

It was also mentioned in the article that the feeder services are also available from all these bus stands.

Kindly share this article with those who are travelling to their home town during Diwali and wishing you all a very happy & safe Diwali. Have a safe journey.


Disclaimer:  This blog post is made based on the official press release by the TNSTC. This post is not the official circular from the TNSTC nor the replacement, this is just my interpretation of the press release by TNSTC and tried to make it easily understandable for the commuters. In case if any of you find any errors in this article, feel free to get back to me! I hope this post will be of help to plan the hassle free journey in advance. Meet you all in my next post!

With Cheers,
Deepak Raghuraman


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