Newly-launched ‘Chennai Bus’ to help commuters reach destinations hassle-free – The New Indian Express

“The app will help people reach railway stations and other major destinations in the city without a hassle. Initially, it is available only on android phones,” said Sivasankar.
Published: 05th May 2022 07:10 AM  |   Last Updated: 05th May 2022 02:33 PM   |  A+A-
CHENNAI: Transport Minister S S Sivasankar on Wednesday launched a mobile app, “Chennai bus”, which will provide the location of Metropolitan Transport Corporation (MTC) buses on a real-time basis. The app, developed by the MTC in collaboration with ‘Chalo’ — a transport technology company — helps monitor the movement of 3,233 MTC buses with location tracking devices. The buses run through 602 routes, and halt at 6,026 stoppages including destinations.
“The app will help people reach railway stations and other major destinations in the city without a hassle. Initially, it is available only on android phones,” said Sivasankar. The users can also send distress signals to their contacts or police through the app, in case of emergency, added Sivasankar.

While the ‘trip planner’ option in the app can be used to know route numbers of a bus to reach a destination, the location of any bus can be accessed with the search option ‘bus route’ on the home page, or the ‘stops’ option under the menu.
When a user clicks the ‘bus route’ option and enters the route number, all the operational buses will be displayed on the screen. “By clicking on the route option, a user will be able to view the location of buses running between two destinations, and will know the expected time of their arrival,” said an MTC official.
Besides, users can click on the ‘stops’ option under the main menu and enter the bus terminus or stop where they are going to board. “The buses which are parked at the stand/terminus, and those which are approaching them will be displayed,” added the official.
To a query on more school students travelling on footboards in mofussil and ordinary buses, Sivasankar said, “Doors will be installed in mofussil and ordinary buses, and the number of services will be increased.” Sivasankar assured that the number of night services after 9.30 pm will be increased on routes with high demand.
How to use the “Chennai bus”
Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.
The views expressed in comments published on are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.
Millions in Beijing urged to work from home to fight Covid
Korean culture minister proposes granting BTS exemptions from active military duty 
British actor Stephen Fry named as next president of Marylebone Cricket Club
UEFA Champions League: Real Madrid rallies past Manchester City to reach finals
DMK MPs to contribute a month’s salary towards Sri Lanka aid
Ajit Pawar hits out at Raj Thackeray’s ‘language of ultimatum’ over loudspeaker row
Copyright – 2022
The Morning Standard | Dinamani | Kannada Prabha | Samakalika Malayalam | Indulgexpress | Edex Live | Cinema Express | Event Xpress
Contact Us | About Us | Careers | Privacy Policy | Search | Terms of Use | Advertise With Us
Home | Nation | World | Cities | Business | Columns | Entertainment | Sport | Magazine | The Sunday Standard