Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa had recently announced that a Mofussil bus stand would be set up at Vandalur to bring down congestion in the Koyambedu terminus. She said the new facility would be equipped with all necessary amenities.
She said the government led by her had been constructing roads, bus stands and bridges to address the growing number of vehicles and increasing population in the city.’The Koyambedu bus terminus was set up in her previous regime to address traffic chaos. Around 180 buses can simultaneously be operated from this bus stand and 60 can be parked.
In the last 10 years, the number of buses being operated from this facility has increased considerably. She said that 2,100 buses, including 1,250 bound for southern districts, were presently being operated from Koyambedu 2,900 times a day. ‘Since no depots were set up in this bus stand, buses were parked on road sides. Also, buses take long time to come out of this bus stand due to congestion.
As extra buses are being operated during festival and vacation season, roads in and around the terminus witness traffic jams,’ the Chief Minister said.â€™ Hence, in a bid to ease the burden and considering the fact that more than 50 per cent of the buses operated from Koyambedu are bound for southern districts, a new Mofussil bus stand will be set up near Vandalur railway station, adjacent to the Vandalur-Walajabad State Highway.
The new bus stand will have enough space to operate Mofussil buses and city buses.
It will also be equipped with parking lots, depot facilities, hotels, shops and public toilets. The new bus terminus would also bring down the congestion at Koyambedu and help passengers undergo easy and comfortable travel.