It’s almost time for Pongal O Pongal and if you haven't booked your tickets to the neighbouring towns yet, don't worry there's good news! This year, the Tamil Nadu government has announced that 24,708 special buses will be up and running during Pongal to help ease the traffic and accommodate thousands of extra passengers. These buses will operate between January 11 and 14 and around 14,000 buses will depart from Koyambedu. The public can board buses from areas like Poonamallee, Tambaram, KK Nagar, and Madhavaram. Make sure you get your special tickets reserved in advance as last year more than 2 lakh people booked them days before Pongal. The ticket reservation counters will be open from January 9, so queue up.
This report was first published in The Hindu.