TN lifts restrictions over inter-state bus travel; KSRTC to operate services from Dec 1
Chennai: Tamil Nadu has restored the interstate public transport buses back and forth between Kerala and Tamil Nadu. The decision was taken in view of the decline in COVID case in recent weeks and the onset of the Sabarimala season in Kerala.
Tamil Nadu government decided to extend the lockdown until December 15 along with the decision to restore public transport to Kerala during a COVID review meeting on Tuesday.
People from Coimbatore and Kanyakumari used to depend on the bus services for travelling to Kerala. However, with the spread of covid in Kerala, Tamil Nadu decided to suspend bus services to and fro Kerala.
Meanwhile, many people from Palakkad suffered a lot due to the travel restrictions.
Transport Minister Antony Raju has said that KSRTC will resume services to Tamil Nadu from December 1 onwards following the government's approval to resume bus services.
Though Karnataka has granted permission to resume the inter-state bus services, the Tamil Nadu government stood firm on not letting buses service between the states.
In the wake of this situation, Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan sent a letter to the Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu requesting to reinstate the bus services.