CHENNAI: The Tamil Nadu transport department has announced that 3,090 special buses will be operated from Chennai to different parts of the state to clear extra rush during the poll week.
These special buses will depart from Chennai Mofussil Bus Terminus (CMBT) at Koyambedu between April 1 and 3.
For the next two days, these buses will pick up or drop passengers at four major transit points in the city — Madhavaram, K K Nagar, Poonamallee and Tambaram.
Buses to Andhra Pradesh will leave from Madhavaram.
Poonamallee bus stand will be the origin for buses bound for Hosur, Arcot, Vellore, Kancheepuram.
Buses to Cuddalore and Chidambaram buses (via Puducherry) will depart from KK Nagar bus stop.
Tambaram will be the pick-up point for passengers travelling to Thanjavur, Kumbakonam Thiruvannamalai and Neyveli.
In addition to these, 2,225 regular buses will also depart from various parts of Chennai during these five days.
Also, a total of 2,264 special buses would be operated from Coimbatore, Salem, Tirupur and Bengaluru to make sure that there is no congestion, said an official release on Wednesday.
Similarly, the department will run 2,115 special buses to Chennai to facilitate the return journey of passengers.