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Small Bus in OMR, Chennai (or) Mini Bus in OMR, Chennai

Tamilnadu Chief Minister Jayalalitha inaugurated the minibus services on today (Wednesday, October 23, 2013) in Chennai. Initially 50 mini buses were operated on the first phase.

Chief Minister Jayalalitha already announced in the assembly that mini buses would be operated in the areas where the normal buses cannot be operated. Minibus services, named Small Bus, aimed at offering connectivity and feeder services in the suburbs and in localities with narrow roads, where the current Chennai Bus Routes are not able to offer their services. On the first phase 50 mini buses are operated from today (Wednesday, October 23, 2013). A minimum of two and maximum of four mini buses will be operated in these routes. The opening ceremony took place at 11am in Nehru indoor stadium, Chennai. The buses were be flagged off by Chief Minister Jayalalitha after attending the ceremony.

The 50 mini buses will ply in 20 routes. These 50 new mini buses will ply on routes having distance between 6 kms to 10 kms, with a minimum fare of Rs.5. The Chennai Small Bus will have a seating capacity of 27.

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Small Bus Routes in OMR, Chennai

Altogether 20 routes are covered of which one route is allocated to Old Mahabalipuram road .The route starts from SRP tools and ends at Mettukuppam . All the route numbers start with ‘S’  and the route number for SRP tools to Mettukuppam is S14.The route covers the following places along OMR:

Taramani,
CTS,
Ambedkar Nagar,
Kamaraj Nagar,
Telephone Nagar,
Ellai Amman Kovil,

It passes through RMZ IT park in perungudi as well. A total of 3 buses ply this route on OMR at a frequency of about 15 – 30 minutes

Route No: S14
From Taramani SRP Tools to Mettukuppam
Number of Buses: 3
Mini Bus Route Via: Taramani (Tharamani), CTS, Amdedkar Nagar, Kamaraj Nagar, Telephone Nagar, Ellai Amman Kovil

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Small Bus Routes in Chennai 

The mini bus routes are Pallavaram – Tirusulam Sakthi Nagar, Chromepet – Medavakkam, Chromepet – Madambakkam, Perungulathur – Arungal, Guindy Asargana – Keelkattalai, Guindy – Velachery, SRP Tools – Metukuppam, Ramapuram – Porur, Porur – Pattur, Iyyapanthangal – Kummnanchavadi, Iyyapanthangal – Thiruverkadu, Maduravoyal – Valasaravakkam, Vadapalani – Koyambedu mofussil bus terminus, Vadapalani – Thiru Vi Ka park, Ashok Pillar – Metha Nagar, Ambattur OT – Murugappa Polytechnic, Madhavaram – Retteri Junction and Moolakadai – Manali.

Routes for the mini buses have been finalised, routes are,
1. Ramavaram to Porur.
2. Moolakadai to Manali.
3. Madavaram to Redhills.
4. Guindy to NGO Colony via Kilkattalai.
5. SRP Tools to Mettukuppam.
6. Ashok Pillar to Metha Nagar.
7. Vadapalani to Koyambedu.
8. Pallavaram to Trisulam.
9. Chrompet to Madampakkam via Medavakkam.

The Chennai Minibus Routes which have been announced are listed below :

Route No: S1
From Pallavaram to Tirusulam Sakthi Nagar
Number of Buses: 2
Mini Bus Route Via: Old Pallavaram, union carbide colony

Route No: S2
From Chromepet to Medavakkam
Number of Buses: 3
Mini Bus Route Via: Indira garden, Nehru nagar, kumaran kundram, asthinapuram, tirumalai nagar, jeyendra nagar, sembakkam, kavurivakkam

Route No: S3
From Chromepet to Madambakkam
Number of Buses: 3
Mini Bus Route Via: Chilapakkam, mahalakshmi nagar, raja keelpakkam, kozhipannai

Route No: S4
From Chromepet to Medavakkam
Number of Buses: 3
Mini Bus Route Via: MIT, Nehru nagar, kumaran kundram, pallavan driving school, Radha nagar, nemilicherry, Nanmangalam, kovilambakkam

Route No: S5
From Perungalathur to Arungal Village (East of Guduvancheri/Urapakkam)
Number of Buses: 2
Mini Bus Route Via: Oorapakkam, karanai puducherry, karanai kattur

Route No: S11
From Guindy Asarkana to Kilkattalai
Number of Buses: 3
Mini Bus Route Via: Burma colony, moovarasan pettai

Route No: S12
From Guindy Asarkana to NGO Colony
Number of Buses: 2
Mini Bus Route Via: Adambakkam, kakkan pallam

Route No: S13
From Guindy to Velachery
Number of Buses: 2
Mini Bus Route Via: Maduvangarai, NGO colony, Brindhavan nagar, mahalakshmi nagar inner ring road

Route No: S14
From Taramani SRP Tools to Mettukuppam
Number of Buses: 3
Mini Bus Route Via: Taramani (Tharamani), CTS, amdedkar nagar, Kamaraj nagar, telephone nagar, ellai amman kovil

Route No: S21
From Ramapuram to Porur
Number of Buses: 2
Mini Bus Route Via: Ramapuram arasamaram, poothapedu, china porur, kaarambakkam

Route No: S22
From Porur to Pattur (Near Mangadu)
Number of Buses: 2
Mini Bus Route Via: Ramachandra hospital,Iyyappanthangal, parani puthur junction

Route No: S23
From Iyyappanthangal to Kumananchavadi
Number of Buses: 2
Mini Bus Route Via: SST oil mills, noombal road junction, puliyamedu

Route No: S24
From Iyyappanthangal to Thiruverkadu
Number of Buses: 3
Mini Bus Route Via: SRMC, Sathiyalok gurukulam, chettiyar agaram, sivabootha medu, VellapanSavady

Route No: S25
From Maduravoyal to Valasaravakkam
Number of Buses: 2
Mini Bus Route Via: AAlapakam Maduravayol junction, menakshi dental college hospital, Government higher secondary school, SS Motors, Arcot road, Allapakkam Junction

Route No: S31
From Vadapalani to C.M.B.T. Koyambedu
Number of Buses: 4
Mini Bus Route Via: Aavichipalli, Virugambakkam, kesavarthini, devi kuppam, ganga nagar, school street, Maduravayol eari karai

Route No: S32
From Vadapalani to Thiru Vi Ka park (Shenoy Nagar)
Number of Buses: 2
Mini Bus Route Via: Ram theatre, Best hospital, vanniyar street, periyar way, anna main road, arun hotel, Aminjikarai

Route No: S33
From Ashok Pillar to Metha Nagar (Aminjikarai)
Number of Buses: 2
Mini Bus Route Via: Puthu high school, Samiyar madam, kodambakkam power house, ponmani marriage hall, keelnagar, thiruvalluvarpuram

Route No: S41
From Ambattur OT to Murugappa Polytechnic (Sathyamurthy Nagar, Avadi)
Number of Buses: 2
Mini Bus Route Via: Valluvar road junction, kulakarai road junction, thirumullaivoyil junction, stateboard hospital

Route No: S61
From Madhavaram to Retteri Junction (Kolathur)
Number of Buses: 3
Mini Bus Route Via: Kalpana lamp, Birundha garden, prakash garden, kumaran nagar junction, kollathur

Route No: S62
From Moolakadai to Manali
Number of Buses: 3
Mini Bus Route Via: Ambedkar statue, RV Nagar, parvathi nagar, moolachathiram, palgipalayalam, china sekkadu, Manali Market

Each small bus route has about 2 to 4 buses buses, to enable timing of around 1 bus every 10 minutes.

Mini Bus Ticket Fare Charges:
The mini bus routes are having six stages from its starting point to end point. The minimum fare of Rs 5 to maximum fare of Rs 9 will be collected ad ticket charges from the passengers.

Related / Reference Links:

Mini buses ready to roll out in Chennai
Around 40 buses are ready and will be commissioned once Chief Minister Jayalalithaa gives the go ahead. The mini buses will ply on 100 routes. “We have decided on 40 routes for now. More routes will be added in the next phase,” said a transport department official. The buses will be green in colour.
http://www.thehindu.com/news/cities/chennai/mini-buses-ready-to-roll-out-in-chennai/article5107780.ece

Mini buses on inner Chennai roads from today
While MTC officials refused to talk on the record about the mini bus routes, sources said Nanganallur, Medavakkam and Madipakkam would get the service. So would interior roads of Vadapalani and Saligramam. These growing residential areas have been without last-mile connectivity, and people have been at the mercy of autorickshaws. For residents of Nanganallur, getting to the Guindy bus depot to catch a bus to other parts of the city has been a tough proposition. Similar has been the plight of commuters who live along smaller roads in the newly-added areas of the city.
http://articles.timesofindia.indiatimes.com/2013-10-23/chennai/43323574_1_mini-buses-600-buses-mtc

100 minibuses to ply on 26 city routes
This was disclosed to the Parliamentary Standing Committee on urban development, which visited the city on June 9. To a query by the parliamentary panel, the State Government said that it had issued a purchase order for 100 buses. Twenty-five of the mini buses are ready for operation, while 75 more mini buses are expected to be received soon.
http://newindianexpress.com/cities/chennai/100-minibuses-to-ply-on-26-city-routes/2013/06/25/article1650891.ece

Now, ‘small bus’ service in Chennai
At the function, she gave pension benefits to 25 retired transport employees and sanctioned Rs 257 crore of pension benefits to other retired department employees. The State Government plans to set up a second water plant at Gummidipoondi for the Amma Mineral water scheme. Under the scheme, which was launched last September, one litre water bottle is sold at Rs 10 to passengers travelling in long distances buses.
http://www.thehindubusinessline.com/news/states/tn-govt-launches-mini-bus-service-in-chennai/article5264328.ece

Routes of Mini Buses in Chennai
Chief Minister Jayalalitha already announced in the assembly that mini buses would be operated in the areas where the normal buses cannot be operated.
http://www.chennaivideo.com/generalnews/routes-of-mini-buses-in-chennai.html#.UmovEHCmh8E

Chennaiepages

http://chennaiepages.com/blog/mini-bus-in-chennai-small-bus-in-chennai/

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Toll Plazas at OMR, Chennai, India

A typical office day, i take a ride on my office bus towards Siruseri from Velacheri. The bus enters the main plaza at Perungudi, my bus driver does not seem to pay any toll though other car drivers, lorry drivers pay toll to the toll guards. Is it free for IT professionals?

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Paying toll at OMR

Taking a ride on OMR is not free for three wheelers and four wheelers. OMR s income comes from these tolls collected too.The toll plazas start at Seevaram near Perungudi and end at Egattur with three other satellite plazas. Altogether there are five toll plazas on OMR,

1.An entry/main toll plaza at Seevaram near Perungudi
2.A Satellite toll plaza towards Pallavaram
3.A Satellite toll plaza towards Medavakkam
4.A Satellite toll plaza towards ECR
5.An exit toll plaza at Egattur

For more information about OMR toll plaza rates. Please visit:
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Bus Routes

Chennai’s city bus service, the MTC operates buses along OMR. Most MTC buses terminate at or before Sholinganallur, which roughly defines the official city limits. The buses that go beyond Sholinganallur are headed for Kelambakkam. These include 19B (from Saidapet), M5 (from Adyar), and 21H (from Broadway which is near Chennai Central railway station).

State buses and buses going to Pondicherry currently operate via East Coast Road instead of OMR.

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Bus stops:

The stops from Madhya Kailash are:

  1. Madhya Kailash
  2. CPT or Indhira Nagar Railway station bus stop
  3. Tidel park
  4. SRP tools
  5. IGP
  6. Kandhanchavadi
  7. Perungudi
  8. Thoraipakkam
  9. Jain College
  10. Mettukuppam
  11. PTC Quarters
  12. Oggiyampet
  13. Karapakkam
  14. Dollar biscuit company
  15. Shollinganallur
  16. Ponniamman kovil
  17. Chemmenchery Sathyabama Deemed University
  18. Jeppiar Nagar Sathyabama University
  19. Navalur
  20. SIPCOT IT park
  21. Hindustan College of Engineering
  22. Padur
  23. Kelambakkam

(Madhya Kailash ► CPT bus stop or Indira Nagar Railway Station bus stop ► Tidel Park bus stop ► SRP Tools bus stop ►IGP bus stop ► Kandanchavadi bus stop ► Perungudi bus stop ► Thoraipakkam bus stop ► Jain College bus stop ►Mettukuppam bus stop ► PTC Quarters Bus Stop ► Oggiyampet Bus Stop ► Karapakkam bus stop ► Sholinganallur bus stop ► Ponniamman kovil bus stop ► Sathyabhama Deemed University / Chemmencherry ► Sathyabama University /Jeppiar Nagar ► Navalur bus stop ► SIPCOT IT Park bus stop Aspire Systems J.P ► Hindustan College of Engineering bus stop ► Kelambakkam bus terminus)

Apart from private bus operators, TNSTC and MTC Chennai operate buses to and from Mahabalipuram.

To and From Mahabalipuram
Route Number
Start
End
Via
108 B Mahabalipuram Chennai Thirukazhukundram , Chengalpattu
115 Mahabalipuram Tambaram Thiruporur , Kelambakkam
117 Mahabalipuram Kovalam (Tamil Nadu) East Coast Road
118 Chennai Kalpakkam Mahabalipuram, East Coast Road
119 Chennai Kalpakkam Mahabalipuram, Old Mahabalipuram Road
188 (ECR) Chennai Puducherry Mahabalipuram
188 C Chennai Cheyyur Mahabalipuram, Kalpakkam
188 D Chennai Anaicut Mahabalipuram, Kalpakkam
188 K Chennai Kadapakkam Mahabalipuram, Kalpakkam
212 A Mahabalipuram Kancheepuram Thirukazhukundram , Chengalpattu
515 Mahabalipuram Tambaram Thiruporur , Kelambakkam
566 B Patur Mahabalipuram East Coast Road
568A/c Mahabalipuram Adyar, Chennai Old Mahabalipuram Road
588A/c Mahabalipuram Adyar, Chennai East Coast Road
589A/c Velachery Mahabalipuram East Coast Road
599A/c T.Nagar Mahabalipuram East Coast Road

Old Mahabalipuram Road (OMR), Chennai, India

Old Mahabalipuram Road (OMR) or IT Corridor is a major road in suburban Chennai, India, beginning at the Madhya Kailash temple in Adyar in South Chennai and continuing south till Mahabalipuram in Kanchipuram district, ultimately merging with the East Coast Road. This is popularly called as the ‘IT Corridor’ because this stretch has become home to many IT/ITES companies. This road is State highway-49A. A view of the Rajiv Gandhi Salai at Thiruvanmiyur junction and the Chennai MRTS The corridor, an ambitious six-lane project with service lanes and landscaping, is still in the making. The first phase — 20.1 km from Madhya Kailash junction in Adyar to Siruseri — was to have been opened by 2005. Plagued by delays, primarily due to problems in land acquisition, the stretch became operational in 2008. Feasibility studies are being conducted for phase 2 between Siruseri and Mahabalipuram.

omr-road

Lifestyle and Luxury: 
The most stylish and sought after address in Chennai is Old Mahabalipuram Road (OMR), starting from south Chennai’s luxury Adyar and stretching southwards parallel to the Coromandel Coast and East Coast Road.

Phase I consistes of an eight lane road which commences in Madhya Kailash in Adyar and stretches 20kms towards SIPCOT IT Park, Siruseri. Phase II runs from SIPCOT, Siruseri to Mahabalipuram.

Good Connectivity. Greater Access: 
Old Mahabalipuram Road is well connected to large catchment areas of Velachery, Adyar, Perungudi and Thiruvanmiyur. It has five link roads to the already established luxury residential location of East Coast Road. The additional six link roads connect it to the commercial and industrial GST Road.

Shaping a Lifestyle and Entertainment Hub: 
A major road in suburban Chennai, Old Mahabalipuram Road is attracting the interest of the entire world. Popularly called the IT Corridor, the area is in the process of being dotted with world-class apartments, hotels, entertainment and leisure centers – some of which are mentioned below.

Residential Apartments: 
There are currently over 70,000 people working on Old Mahabalipuram Road, a number of which is projected to increase to over 200,000 by 2010. To cater to this rise, a number of residential projects are under construction and an additional 30,000 apartments will be added in the next two years.

Victoria towers from Suryavardhan estates: 
Victoria Towers is ideally located on the main road of OMR. Bringing together the comfort of old world charm with the functionality of modern amenities, each well laid-out luxury home features marbled living rooms, spacious balconies and servant quarters. The landscaped complex comes with 176 high-end apartment and features a club house with tennis courts, swimming pools, a fully equipped gymnasium and a jogging tract.

Offices and commercial establishments:
Old mahabalipuram Road houses almost all IT majors such as Cognizant, Infosys, TCS, Wipro, Satyam and Flextronics to name a few. The 1000-acre SIPCOT IT Park, is the largest IT park in Asia and houses major software and bio-technology companies.

Schools and Colleges: 
Old Mahabalipuram Road houses a large number of educational institutions, including school and renowned colleges, like Sathyabama Engineering College, Jeppiaar Engineering College, N.I.F.T., Abacus Montessori School, American International School, Hindustan Engineering College and St. Joseph’s College to name a few.

Hotels:

Operational Asiana Hotels: 
Asiana Hotel is Strategically located at Semmenchery. Nestled majestically amongst 2.25 acres of exotic landscaping, fountains and shimmering water bodies, the Asiana Hotel is a luxuriant oasis of pure relaxation and pampering. With a spectacular selection of 114 rooms and suites, Asiana will be an iconic 5 star corporate hotel in Chennai.

Fortune Select Palms: 
A unit of the renowned Fortune Hotels, The Fortune Select Palms, is one the busiest hotels in South India. It offers luxurious accommodation in 129 well appointed rooms.

Hotel Quality inn Sabari Classic: 
Hotel Quality Inn Sabari Classic is part of the Choice Hotels International Inc., which is a major hotel chain with 5,200 hotels in 42 countries. Situated in Navalur, Hotel Quality Inn Sabari Classic has 72 rooms, a bar, coffee shop and multi-cuisine restaurants.

Hotel Centrepoint: 
Located in Shollinganallur, Hotel Centrepoint is a boutique hotel with a business center, large conference facility, bar and a multi-cuisine restaurant, which provides all the amenities required for a business traveler.

Hotel Aloft: 
Part of the renowned W Hotel, Hotel Aloft is being constructed in Shollinganallur. Once completed it will have 135 rooms with a four star rating.

The Taj Group of Hotels: 
Situated in Taramani, the hotel will be housed in an SEZ, including offices, service apartments and an international convention centre.

Hospitals and other amenities: 
In addition, there are a large number of hospitals in the vicinity, such as Tamilnadu Hospital, Lifeline Hospital, Chettinad Hospital and Praveena Hospital.

Entertainment Facilities: 
A large number of leisure facilities lie within a few kilometers for the entire family including entertainment centers like Mayajaal and Prarthana Drive-in Theatre; amusement parks like VGP and MGM; tourist centers like Mutukkad Boating Center, Crocodile Bank and Dakshinachitra; and beach resorts like Ideal Beach Resort and GRT Temple Bay.

Toll Plazas on OMR: 
There are two toll plazas on OMR and three on the roads leading to OMR.

1.Enterance toll plaza at Seevaram(Perungudi).
2.Exit plaza at Egattur.
3.Satellite toll plaza on 200 feet Thoraipakkam-Pallavaram radial road.
4.Satellite toll plaza on Sholinganallur-Medavakkam link road.
5.Satellite toll plaza on Sholinganallut-ECR link road(Kalaignar Karunanidhi Salai)

IT corridor:
The prestigious TIDEL Park is home to a number of BPO and IT/ITES companies. Almost all major IT/ITES companies like Satyam Computer Services, HCL Technologies, Tata Consultancy Services, Accenture India, TECCI Park, Wipro Technologies, Cognizant Technology Solutions,Scope International, Photon Infotech, Polaris Software Lab, and Infosys are situated along the IT Corridor. Prominent Government Institutes and technical/ educational institutions are also situated along the Corridor. The corridor stretches from Tidel Park in Tharamani to SIPCOT IT Park in Siruseri. All IT bigwigs like Infosys, TCS, CTS have their own facilities in the It corridor.

Besides, Small Industries Promotion Corporation of Tamil Nadu Ltd (SIPCOT) has developed a Cyber City, spread over 2000 acres (8 km²) in Siruseri, abutting the IT Corridor. A number of IT/ITES Companies are in the process of setting up their facilities in the Cyber City.

Colleges: 
Important colleges along OMR include National Institute of Fashion Technology (NIFT), SSN College of Engineering, St. Joseph’s College of Engineering, Sathyabhama Deemed University, Hindustan College of Engineering, Jeppiaar Engineering College, Jeppiaar SRR Engineering College, St. Marys School of Management Studies, MNM Jain College of Engineering, Anand Institute of Higher Technology (AIHT), Thangavelu Engineering College, TJ Institute of Technology, KCG College of Technology, Mohammed Sathak Arts and Science College. National maritime University, the first in India is currently being built in Shollinganallur, The university complex will also house an Aquarium,National Maritime Museum,Food Courts, Hotel and residential complex. The ministry of shipping is seeking public private partnership to build a five star hotel in the complex.

Bus Routes: 
Chennai’s city bus service, the MTC operates buses along OMR. Most MTC buses terminate at or before Sholinganallur, which roughly defines the official city limits. The buses that go beyond Sholinganallur are headed for Kelambakkam. These include 19B (from Saidapet), M5 (from Adyar), and 21H (from Broadway which is near Chennai Central railway station).

State buses and buses going to Pondicherry currently operate via East Coast Road instead of OMR.

Bus stops:
Madhya Kailash ► CPT bus stop or Indira Nagar Railway Station bus stop ► Tidel Park bus stop ► SRP Tools bus stop ►IGP bus stop ► Kandanchavadi bus stop ► Perungudi bus stop ► Thoraipakkam bus stop ► Jain College bus stop ►Mettukuppam bus stop ► PTC Quarters Bus Stop ► Oggiyampet Bus Stop ► Karapakkam bus stop ► Sholinganallur bus stop ► Ponniamman kovil bus stop ► Sathyabhama Deemed University / Chemmencherry ► Sathyabama University /Jeppiar Nagar ► Navalur bus stop ► SIPCOT IT Park bus stop Aspire Systems J.P ► Hindustan College of Engineering bus stop ► Kelambakkam bus terminus

Apart from private bus operators, TNSTC and MTC Chennai operate buses to and from Mahabalipuram.