Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Day ticket

A few weeks ago, there wasn't even one, and now there are two. First off the blocks was the Tamilnadu Tourism Development Corporation (TTDC), on Feb 20; five days later, the Villupuram division of the Tamilnadu State Transport Corporation (TNSTC) launched their version, though under the TTDC's banner. It must have been inspired by the Open Bus Tours, but they've thankfully stopped short of cutting off the tops of the buses - Chennai is never meant to be an Open Bus location!

TTDC's version is an hourly hop-on-hop-off sevice on the Chennai - Mamallapuram stretch. At Rs.150 for a day ticket, you can spend the whole day at various spots along the ECR. The TNSTC version, though, stays within the city and covers 16 places of interest within Chennai. Priced at Rs.250/- per day, it seems a good way to have a quick look around - even though the look is restricted largely to south Chennai. One hopes these hop-arounds will move to other parts of the city, too!



6 comments:

lviss said...

Open bus will work neither in winter or summer-you get drenched or scorched , pick your choice.

Shantaram said...

@ livss: E pur, si mouve! Not in Chennai maybe, but it does!!

lviss said...

Onnum puriyala thambi.

Shantaram said...

@ lviss: addhan!

chennaidailyfoto said...

in continuation .... check this ...http://chennaidailyfoto.wordpress.com/2009/03/20/hopon-hopoff/

Shantaram said...

@ Ram (Chennaidailyfoto): You got the bus, I got the stop! Good one!!