Following protests across the State against the bus fare hike, the State Government has announced a small reduction in fares with effect from Monday.
Apart from this, the government is also recategorising the bus services. The Tamil Nadu State Transport Corporation (TNSTC), Coimbatore Limited, has converted about 498 limited stop service (LSS) and express service buses into ordinary services with immediate effect.
A release issued by the Managing Director of TNSTC said that the corporation is operating a total number of 722 town buses in the city daily. Of these, except 224 semi low floor category buses, others numbering about 498 were converted as ordinary services. This would benefit the passengers commuting in city buses on a daily basis. They can save extra money paid for buses categorised as LSS and Express services hereafter, an official in charge of commercial section said.