Chennai: In a bid to upgrade the state`s bus
fleet involved in public transport, Tamil Nadu government
on Wednesday ordered buying of 3,000 new buses to replace the old
The new ones will replace buses that are either six years
old or have completed 7 lakh km, an official release said.
In its first phase of the upgradation, the government
allocated Rs 75.36 crore to government transport corporations
to buy 520 buses.
In order to utilise the engines that are in good condition
in old buses, the government will also renovate 1,432 buses at
a cost of Rs 94.58 crore.
Tamil Nadu government runs 21,169 buses that carry on board
2.10 crore passengers in the state and 55 lakh passengers in
the city every day.