State Express Transport Corporation Limited
() , formerly known as Thiruvalluvar Transport Corporation runs long distance express services exceeding 250 km and above throughout the state of Tamil Nadu
linking all important capital cities, historical places, religious places and commercial places etc., and adjoining states of Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Kerala and the Union Territory of Pondicherry. This corporation operates Semi-Deluxe, Super-Deluxe, Video coach and ultra deluxe buses.
The formation of a separate corporation exclusively for operating long distance express services connecting all the district headquarters in the State of Tamil Nadu with Chennai was thought by the Government of Tamil Nadu during the year 1975. Hence the long distance express services that were operated by erstwhile Tamil Nadu State Transport Department were transferred as the Express wing of Pallavan Transport Corporation
with effect from 15th Sep 1975. The express wing of Pallavan Transport Corporation was registered on 14 January 1980 and named as Thiruvalluvar Transport Corporation.(TTC) During early 90's It was then bifurcated as J Jayalalitha Transport Corporation(JJTC) and TTC in which JJTC operated interstate routes. JJTC was then renamed as Rajiv Gandhi
Transport Corporation. Both TTC and RGTC was later merged into one and called SETC in 1996
Initially after independence, when the tram service came to an end, due to strike of employees, the then state government,... Read More