The best way to travel on Chennai roads is with the MTC buses. Metropolitan Transport Buses are very much popular amongst the people of Chennai. MTC buses are the king of Chennai Roads as they cover almost 75% of routes and is the cheapest transport on the roads of Chennai.Everyone in Chennai at least once would have experienced the MTC bus rides, making them experience some of the most unexpected things.
1) Unexpected Long Journey
Your Journey might be shorter to your destination but because of the traffic at peak timings and busy areas, the journey might seem like a long one.
2) Excessive Rush
MTC buses have loads of rush during peak hours and can sometimes make you feel that this is the only bus left in Chennai to travel in. Moreover, passengers falling on each other isn’t a surprise.
3) Don’t expect a seat every time
People never get enough space to be seated. Buses are full-fledged geared up with passengers and therefore some even become habituated with not getting the seats and they don’t even bother about it.
4) Surprising Free Rides
MTC buses sometimes give passengers a free ride just because of the rush in the buses, which becomes the funniest part of this travel journey.
5) Star Craze
MTC Buses knows and values the crazy love that people have for their respective superstars. In MTC buses, you can sometimes find the pictures of your favorite superstars.
6) Passengers Become City Guides
The best part about MTC buses is the people you meet unexpectedly. In fact, some people in buses are so informative that they can spice up your morning conversation by enlightening you with useful information. Some of them even know nook and corner of everything about Chennai.
7) No GPS Needed
Sometimes, even GPS fails when it comes to telling about the routes in Chennai. Chennai people can exactly tell you the proper route which even GPS cannot accurately tell. The instant the GPS of the bus fails, the passengers will immediately guide the driver.
8) Learn Local Language
When you travel in MTC buses, you hear people talking in madras slang and you can even spot swear words in the language often. MTC bus is the best place to hear the local slang and common swear words.
9) Common Bus Fights
If you want to witness fights you should hop on to a MTC bus right away. Passengers fight with conductor for not giving proper change, passengers fight with their co-passengers for a seat, not giving enough space to sit and so on. And this becomes a serious pass time for other passengers.
10) Low Ticket Fares
11) Reach before Time
Travelling in MTC buses is not so easy and therefore waiting is common, so it’s better to reach the bus stop early and wait for the bus to arrive. If you are a daily passenger in Chennai MTC buses then before reaching your destination you may have to wait for at least 10 mins before the bus arrives at the pickup point.
12) Journey is Easy
In MTC buses the journey becomes easy as you are travelling with a lot of people. Most of the passengers come out to be entertaining and informative.