The Tamil Nadu government on Tuesday inducted 500 new buses to the fleet of State Transport Undertakings (STU), with Chief Minister K Palaniswami flagging them off.
Palaniswami also laid the foundation stone for 48 projects in the Highways and Minor Ports sector to the tune of Rs 1,558 crore.
The 500 buses valued at Rs 132.87 crore, would be used in the STU divisions of Chennai, Salem, Villupuram and Kumbakonam, an official release said.
To mark the rollout of the new vehicles, the Chief Minister flagged off seven buses.
Various projects including 42 road works would be implemented across the state at an estimated Rs 1558.36 crore, it said.