CMBT, Chennai

Chennai Mofussil Bus Terminus at Koyambedu is the place from where Buses to / from different cities / town in Tamilnadu and all neighbouring states originate / terminate. CMBT was opened in November 2002 by the then Chief Minister Ms JJ relocating the Bus Terminus from Esplanade in Parrys Corner. Built at a cost of Rs 103 crores and has the capacity to handle 2000 buses and 200,000 passengers in a day.


Spread over 36.5 acres, CMBT can station 270 buses at a time. CMBT has a waiting hall with an area of 18,000 sq ft and parking space of 16,000 sq ft for two wheelers and 25,000 sq ft parking space for cars, taxis and autorickshaws.. CMBT has categorized bus parking corridors, a clean complex, amenities for shopping, consumer goods, telecommunications and Internet available within the premises. Buses are parked in bays specific to a
particular destination and also as per the order in which they leave the bus stand.

CMBT is the largest Bus Station in South Asia. One of the fellow flickrite Aziz.India questioned this claim and felt Imlibun at Hyderabad is the largest Bus Station. A reference to Wikipedia clarified that CMBT is the largest Bus Station in South Asia and Imlibun Bus Terminus was the largest when built.

CMBT, Chennai
CMBT has recently added a jewel in it’s crown by being accredited with the prestigious ISO-9001 quality certification.

Neighbouring State Transport Corporations have their booking office located here.

CMBT, Chennai

CMBT, Chennai

An article in “The Hindu” of January 13, 2003 by correspondent Gautam Ghosh quotes “But given the public awareness and civic consciousness, how long can the CMBT retain its excellence is the moot point” A recent visit to the CMBT proves that CMBT continues to retain its excellence, thanks to the Administrators of CMBT.

(While I was making this post last night, power failed thrice. I could complete the post this morning. Luckily the disinvestment in NLC is put off and the power stations of Neyveli started generation again)

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