We have been observing that most MTC Buses are now using the 100 feet road in Velachery and have stopped using Velachery Main Road. We have sent the following petition to Metropolitan Transport Corporation (MTC)/State Transport Department/Traffic Enforcement (Velachery) vide GOVTN/E/2017/00456

As far we have observed most MTC buses are now avoiding the stretch between Vijayanagar Terminus upto Gurunanak college via (Velachery Main Road) and are preferring 100 feet road in both the directions. This area is serving a lot of residential and business houses besides religious establishments and hospitals. What is the workaround proposed by MTC? At least a few small buses should be introduced. Currently because of lack of services autos are striking reign of terror in the area.

Response on 27th April 2017 from MTC:

In this regard it is informed that due to bridge work at Velachery main road the buses which are operated towards Velachery was diverted over 100 ft road by the traffic Police. However the buses which are operated from Velachery towards Saidapet are operated on through of Velachery Main road as one way. Once the bridge work is completed the bus operation will be restored in orginal route course. Also small buses are operated in norrow roads. Where conventional buses cannot be operated to connect main road or nearby terminus. Hence, it is not feasible to operate small buses in this stretch. Lr.No.118/22048/TRG3/MTC/2017. Dated.21.04.2017.

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