Exorbitant bus fares: Tamilnadu transport dept forms special teams

Chennai: In view of Pooja holidays, the omni bus ticket prices have reportedly surged exorbitantly and the Tamilnadu transport department has formed a special team and is conducting surprise checks.

It may be noted that the normal ticket rates during weekends from Chennai to Madurai are between Rs 600 and Rs 1,500 and from Chennai to Coimbatore are ranged from Rs 700 to Rs 1,700.

However, cashing in on the opportunity of the holidays, some private players are said to be charging from Rs 1,700 to Rs 2,500 to Madurai and from Rs 1,700 to Rs 2,000 to Coimbatore.

It has caused much disappointment among people who are travelling to their native places.

Sources state that the special team is carrying out inspection in several places in the city.

NT Bureau