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Dec 07 2016 (08:23)  With no vehicles on road, commuters find it tough (www.thehindu.com)
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Buses will ply as per their regular schedule from Wednesday morning
With almost no commercial vehicles on the road in the city on Tuesday following the demise of late Chief Minister Jayalalithaa, people travelling from other places to Madurai had a tough time in reaching other parts of the city.
The bus stands wore a deserted look with no buses plying in the city throughout the day.
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official of Tamil Nadu State Transport Corporation said that they had received instructions to stop the services in the day time.
Commuters who had reached the railway station and airport had to be dependent on the minimal number of cabs and autorickshaws that were willing to take them. However, there were complaints of these cabs and autorickshaws charging a premium price owing to the demand.
For a commute from airport to the city, cabs were demanding more than Rs. 750 against the normal fare of around Rs.600. Similar instances were also reported at Madurai railway junction. Despite the non-availability of transport, the impact was not felt severely since the overall number of commuters on the road on Tuesday were insignificantly low compared to other days.
Meanwhile, the TNSTC buses here would start plying as per their regular schedule from Wednesday morning, sources said.
“We have now received instructions that the bus services can be resumed from 6 a.m. This applies to both town and mofussil buses,” he said.
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