TNSTC launches Navagraha temple tour, plans Arupadai Veedu service | - 7 minute timer

TNSTC launches Navagraha temple tour, plans Arupadai Veedu service |

TRICHY: Transport minister S S Sivasankar on Saturday launched the Tamil Nadu State Transport Company (TNSTC) temple tour bus service masking Navagraha temples (planetary deities) in and across the Cauvery delta districts in a day. Stating that the reception for the maiden service was overwhelming, the minister mentioned TNSTC was contemplating an analogous bus service to cowl six outstanding temples (Arupadai Veedu or six abodes) of lord Murugan in numerous districts.Inaugurating the maiden Navagraha temples bus service on the Kumbakonam bus stand, the minister Sivasankar mentioned, “We will continue the special bus service for Navagraha temples as online tickets were sold out for the entire month. A similar itinerary is being charted for connecting six major Murugan temples in the state.” Palani, Swamimalai, Tiruchendur, Thirupparankundram, Pazhamudhircholai and Tiruttani are the six locations thought of. In contrast to the Navagraha temple tour which shall be accomplished in a day, the proposed Arupadai Veedu bus service will take just a few days involving totally different divisions of TNSTC. Officers mentioned the ticket for the day-long journey to Navagraha temples has been priced at Rs 750 per head. One of many newly inducted Bharat Stage (BS-VI) buses was allotted for the journey. The bus tour would cowl a complete distance of 296 km and the journey time alone is estimated to run for six.5 hours. Passengers will probably be permitted to spend half-hour to 2 hours at every of the 9 temples. This contains breakfast and lunch breaks. The journey would start at Kumbakonam bus stand at 6am on weekends. After masking all temples, the bus will return to Kumbakonam by 7.30pm.

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