The Metropolitan Transport Corporation
() (formerly known as Pallavan Transport Corporation Ltd.
) is the agency that operates the public transport bus
service in Chennai
. It is owned by the Government
of Tamil Nadu
. It transports an estimated 5.53 million
passengers every day with its fleet of 3421 buses
and covers a maximum of 50 km around Chennai.
The MTC headquarters is located on Pallavan Salai near the Central Railway Station.
Metropolitan Transport Corporation (Chennai
- Dn.I) Ltd was established on 1 January 1972 with a fleet strength of 1029 buses. The operational jurisdiction
is the Chennai
Metropolitan area. The Pallavan Transport Corporation was split into two and a new Corporation, namely, Dr. Ambedkar Transport Corporation Ltd. started functioning from 19 January 1994. Pallavan Transport Corporation was renamed as Metropolitan Transport Corporation (Chennai Division –1) Limited, Dr. Ambedkar Transport Corporation was re-named as Metropolitan Transport Corporation (Chennai Division-II) Ltd., on 1 July 1997.
In order to make the Corporations viable, and for better administrative control, Metropolitan Transport Corporation (Chennai Division II) was amalgamated with Metropolitan Transport Corporation (Chennai Division I) Ltd in 10 January 2001. The fleet strength of the Corporation
at 1 March 2009 was 3260 with 25 depots, a body building unit at Chromepet
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