To facilitate industry workers and employees in Tiruppur visit their hometowns for Deepavali, 300 special buses will be operated from Tiruppur to various parts of the State, Minister for Animal Husbandry Udumalai K. Radhakrishnan said here on Saturday.He was addressing the mediapersons after flagging off of seven Tamil Nadu State Transport Corporation (TNSTC) buses at the Old Bus Stand.Mr. Radhakrishnan, who is also the chairman of the Tamil Nadu Arasu Cable TV Corporation, said that the seven new buses worth ₹ 2.06 crore were a part of the 370 buses flagged off by Chief Minister Edappadi K. Palaniswami in Chennai on Thursday. These new buses will ply to Pollachi, Coimbatore, Paramakudi and Omalur, he said.The Old Bus Stand will be expanded and modernised under the Smart City project, Mr. Radhakrishnan said, adding that the construction of a temporary bus stand in Koilvazhi, Dharapuram Road, is under way.AMMA ambulances soonMr. Radhakrishnan said that the services of Animal Mobile Medical Ambulance (AMMA) will soon be made available by the State government. These ambulances will enable the veterinary doctors in every district to visit the houses of cattle rearers and vaccinate the cattle against foot-and-mouth disease.
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