The Tamil Nadu State Transport Corporation (TNSTC) has announced special buses to be operated to Thiruvannamalai in view of Karthgai Deepam festival on December 12. The Kumbakonam division of TNSTC will ply 140 special buses to Thiruvannamalai, Vaitheeswarankoil, Ettukudi (both in Nagapattinam district) and Parakallakottai in Tiruvarur district on December 12, in connection with Karthigai deepam festival, General Manager of TNSTC, Kumbakonam division, S Gowrishankar said in a release here.
He said the buses will be operated round-the-clock on Monday, from Nagapattinam, Tiruvarur, Vailankanni, Karaikal, Porayar, Chidambaram, Tiruvarur, Mayiladuthurai, Mannargudi, Nannilam, Vedaranyam and Thiruthuraipoondi.
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In addition to the 140 special buses, 593 buses that are plying in these routes will ply as usual, he added.
The timing of the special buses had been scheduled in a way to facilitate the journey to and from Thiruvannamalai, Vaitheeswarankoil, Ettukudi and Parakalakottai, the release said.
Help desks would be set up at important bus terminus in Nagapattinam, Tiruvarur and Thanjavur districts to assist the passengers, it added.