The Chennai’s Metropolitan Transport Corporation (MTC) will soon introduce new accessible buses for persons with disabilities. The buses will be designed in such a manner as to accommodate persons with disabilities as per the directions of the Madras High Court
In a press release issued by MTC, the board meetings held from August 7 to 9, and chaired by Transport secretary J. Radhakrishnan, the officials were directed to draft an action plan for executing several announcements regarding the transport demands made by the Chief Minister Edappadi K. Palaniswami under Section 110 during the Assembly session.
The state transport department has purchased 3,881 new buses so far at an outlay of Rs 1,160 crore. J Radhakrishnan directed the TNSTC employees to maintain it well so that more revenue can be generated from them. He also thanked the government for sanctioning Rs 1,912 crore in the supplementary budget to settle the pending retirement benefits to employees.
Meanwhile, the officials from the state transport corporations presented working plans to introduce electric buses in Chennai, Coimbatore and Madurai soon.