Jaya flags of 675 new buses

Chennai: A total of 675 new buses were today flagged off by Chief Minister Jayalalithaa,taking the total number of buses run by the state-run Transport Corporations to 20,500.

The buses will ply on 286 new routes, a government release said.

Observing that transportation plays a vital role in the growth of a State, the release said it was announced by the Government that the total number of buses plying would be increased to 20,000 vehicles in 2012-13.

"With the launch of 675 new buses and 286 routes, today, the total number of buses plying in the State has increased to 20,500", it said.