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Unique talent
Here is a talent hunt launched by Vijay TV to promote the Tamil language “Aachi Thamizh Pechu Engal Moochu” (Sunday, 9 a.m.), the first ever search for the best Thamizh orator in Tamil Nadu.

The channel conducted an intensive ...


Space for omnibuses at Mattuthavani is an absolute must in today’s crowded traffic. Less space for parking and full occupancy are some of the merits of omnibuses. They should definitely find a place at Mattuthavani for better and safe ...

No loss

Omnibuses are the major factor for congestion on city roads and inside the shopping complex bus stand. By shifting their operation to the proposed new site at Mattuthavani would reduce congestion. It is an opportunity for operators and they ...

Good solution

This idea of a terminal for omnibuses at Mattuthavani, belated though, can solve many problems faced by travellers today. But only if it is designed to be commuter friendly. The ticket booking counters of various omnibus operators should be ...


If omnibuses operate in Mattuthavani, it will be beneficial to the public. It will become easy to reduce and regularise the traffic within the city. Only disadvantage, perhaps, is the distance between Mattuthavani and the railway station. But ...


Omnibus operators fear losing business on shifting their operations from shopping complex bus stand to the proposed new site. Passengers from other parts of the State have to come all the way from Mattuthavani to Periyar Bus stand to catch the ...


The area surrounding the ‘Mattuthavani’ busstand is getting congested. Adding another busstand for omnibuses would worsen the situation. Present terminal in the shopping complex is ill planned and ...

High time

It is high time that omnibuses were shifted to a location, adjacent to Mattuthavani bus stand, where most of the mofussil and city buses arrive and depart. Certainly, it will provide a great relief to passengers to conveniently locate their ...


Madurai is a busy city. To reduce crowd and noise at Periyar bus stand, the best and appropriate way is to shift the omnibus stand to Mattuthavani. This will help both the tourists and locals. It will also help to reduce traffic and accidents ...


Everybody knows that the heritage city is already overburdened with heavy traffic congestion and air pollution. It will be like adding fuel to the fire if omnibuses are allowed to park and move in the heart of the city. Mattuthavani bus stand ...


The proposal to use the site near Mattuthavani bus stand for omnibuses is welcome. Most city roads are nor wide enough for accommodating the increasing traffic. That is why the central bus stand was shifted to Mattuthvani. But number of city ...

With immediate effect

This centralised arrangement would help the public. Those going out of Madurai can immediately catch the required bus and be tension free. It will also help to decongest traffic in the heart of the city. This needs to be done with immediate ...


It is a welcome move that a terminal is planned for omnibuses at Mattuthavani. In this case, the idea of having facilities under one roof has more advantages than disadvantages. The proposed step would strengthen further the centralised bus ...

Good idea

It is a very good idea to have a terminal for omnibuses at Mattuthavani. This idea has been lingering in the minds of public. Having a terminal for omnibuses at Mattuthavani will invariably reduce traffic congestion.

At present all the ...


Operating omnibuses from Mattuthavani will be beneficial for the people. These buses will not enter city limits, and, therefore help to decongest traffic within the city.


Madurai. ...

End ordeal

A terminal for omnibuses at Mattuthavani will certainly put an end to the ordeal of passengers. A common boarding point for all commuters will facilitate a choice away these services for a comfortable journey, particularly for tourists when ...
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