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Tamil Nadu State Transport Corporation (TNSTC)

Pallavan Transport Corporation was established under the Companies Act, of 1956 and buses operated in Chennai and Chengalpattu were brought under it and paved the way for the inception of other State Transport Undertakings. 21 STUs were created by bifurcation from 1972 to 1996. Again merging of STUs started in 2001, and STUs are functioning as “Eight” since 2004.

TNSTC Fare Concessions
  • 100% free travel concessions to school and college students travel in all buses except SETC buses
  • All Schools including Private Schools recognised by the Government (1st Standard – 12th Standard)
  • 50% travel concessions to private colleges, private polytechnics, private engineering colleges
  • Travel as you please tickets on monthly basis (Rs.1000) in Madurai, Coimbatore and other Municipal Corporations
Public Transport Network in Tamil Nadu
  • STU Buses per day – 20,946
  • Private Buses per day – 7,596
  • Mini Buses per day – 4,056
Period of issue Bus Pass in Chennai

The Tamil Nadu Government Bus Pass Online Application in Tamil Nadu Depot. Monthly Season Ticket Cards Issued Date and Timing:

  • Every Month from 7 to 22
  • 08.30 am to 11.00 am
  • 03.00 pm to 07.30 pm
  • Also issued Sundays and on all Government Holidays
Govt Bus Pass Issuing Place in Chennai

The Bus Pass sale counter available places are given below for your Information.

1  Adyar
2  Ambattur Industrial Estate
3  Ambattur OT
4  Anna Nagar (West)
5  Avadi
6  Ayanavaram
7  Broadway
8  C.M.B.T
9  Central Rly station
10  Guindy Industrial Estate
11  Iyyappanthangal
12  K.K.Nagar
13  M.K.B.Nagar
14  Mandaveli
15  Pallavaram
16  Perambur
17  Poonamallee
18  Redhills
19  Saidapet
20  Sriperumbathur
21  T.Nagar
22  Tambaram (West)
23  Thiruvanmiyur
24  Thiruvotriyur
25  Tondiarpet
26  Vadapalani
27  Vallalar Nagar
28  Velachery
29  Villivakkam
MTC 1000 Rupees Bus Pass Rules in Chennai
  1. Allowed to travel in ordinary, express, deluxe, Night service expects A, Lift Services and Chartered trips.
  2. Valid for the period mentioned in the card.
  3. Valid only if signed by the passenger.
  4. No duplicate card is issued
  5. To travel with the identity card issued by the MTC.

Note: Permitted to travel on any number of trips.

Bus Pass | Monthly Commuter Season Tickets (MST)

Stage-wise fare (For 1 Adult)

3 Rs. 320
4 Rs. 320
5 Rs. 370
6 Rs. 410
7 Rs. 410
8 Rs. 450
9 Rs. 450
10 Rs. 500
11 Rs. 500
12 Rs. 540
13 Rs. 590
14 Rs. 590
15 Rs. 590
16 Rs. 590
17 Rs. 590
18 Rs. 630
19 Rs. 630
20 Rs. 630
21 Rs. 670
22 Rs. 670
23 Rs. 670

Note: A Stage is approximately equal to 2 km. M.S.T. Holders are permitted to travel in all Ordinary and, Express. An additional Rs.11 is collected to travel in Deluxe services.

Procedures for getting the tickets:
  • Commuters, who like to get the Monthly Season Ticket, shall obtain an Identity Card at the M.T.C Sales Counter by paying Rs. 5. ID Card Lamination charges Rs. 10. Totally – Rs. 15.

The Monthly Season Ticket will be issued in the presence of this Identity Card only

Procedures for Getting New Pass
  • One Pass Port Size Photo
  • Address Proof Xerox Copies
Bus Pass Validity Period
  • Every Month from the 16th – the 15th of the next Month
Free Bus Pass | Concession for Students

Free Pass Concession up to Higher Secondary School

  • Students studying from 1st Std to 12th Std. in the Schools recognized by Government and students studying in the Government ITI, Government Colleges and Government Polytechnics are eligible to avail of this free bus pass facility.
  • Passes are issued to travel from residence to school, college and back.
  • Allowed to travel on all days of the month.
  • Permitted to travel in all Ordinary, Express and Deluxe services except Night Services & AC.

Procedures for getting the tickets

  • School authorities to get the required application forms from the Head Office of MTC.
  • Pass-issuing agencies will go to the schools for taking photos and issuing passes under the online system.
  • Passes after lamination are given to students in the schools themselves.

Period of an issue for Students

  • Passes are issued from the 15th of June to the 30th of November every year. The validity period is from 15th June to 30th April.
Bus Pass | College Student Concession Ticket

Procedures for getting the tickets

  • Issue of 50% Student Concession application forms, Registration and Issue of Point to Point cards for the first month of every academic year is being done through the concerned educational institutions. For the subsequent months, the Point Point card will be issued directly to the student at the M.T.C. Sales Counter. Renewal dates are to be followed as mentioned on the student’s ID Card.

Period of issue

  • 50% Student Concession Tickets are issued from the 1st to the 13th of every month.

Bus Pass Valid Period

  • Every month 11th to the 10th of Next Month

Note: In case of ID Card missing students and Address changes are instructed to contact the concession pass in charge in College.

Bus Pass for College Student Concession Ticket – SCT
1 Rs. 120
2 Rs. 140
3 Rs. 160
4 Rs. 180
5 Rs. 200
6 Rs. 220
7 Rs. 240
8 Rs. 260
9 Rs. 280
Free Travel Concession for Physically Handicapped and Mentally Retarded – Bus Pass Eligibility
  • To be recommended by District Rehabilitation Officer.
  • Disability should be more than 40%.
  • Allowed to travel Point-to-Point [i.e.] from residence to the hospital or Educational Institutions or Work place within a maximum distance of 30 Km.
  • One attendant is allowed to travel with a mentally retarded person.
  • Issued by Original MTC Bus pass to be produced while on travelling as well as checking.
Bus Pass Concession For Physically

Concession to vision Persons Eligibility

  • To be recommended by District rehabilitation Officer.
  • Disability should be more than 40%.
  • No restriction on income, travel distance or number of trips per month.
  • Issued by original MTC Bus pass to be produced while on travelling as well as checking.
Concession for Freedom Fighters and Language Stir Participants and their legal-heirs [Bus Pass] Eligibility
  • Concession for freedom Fighters and Language Stir Participants, Their Legal – Heirs
  • Concession for Tamil Award Winners, Aged Tamil Scholars.
  • Submission of freedom fighter pension certificate or financial assistance certificate issued by a state or central government.
  • Allowed to travel on all routes
  • Allowed to travel in all STU buses.
  • Issued by Original MTC Bus Pass to be produced while travelling as well as checking.
Senior Citizen Free Bus Pass
  • Applicant Should be 60 Years of Age
  • Eligible for those who are living in Chennai City Limit
  • To get the Senior Citizen Token only from nearby Depot or Terminus only (as in Address Proof)
Procedures for getting the Senior Citizen Free Pass
  • Ration Card for Address Proof
  • Aadhar Card for Age Proof
  • Two Passport Size Photo

Click to download the TN Senior Citizen Free Bus Pass application form in PDF

Free Bus Pass for Senior Citizen Application Form