Coimbatore Bus Stands
Coimbatore Central Bus Stand was started in the year 1974, at Dr. Nanjappa Road, Gandhipuram. Before that long Distance buses operated by Tamilnadu Government started from Thiruvalluvar Transport Corn. Bus Stand ( now known as State Express Transport Corporation Bus Stand ).
Other buses by private operators started from various Places. Buses bound for Udumalpet, Pollachi started from Ukkadam, near Raja Theatre. Mettupalayam, Ooty Buses started from Huzur Road ( near Court ) etc. The central bus stand at Gandhipuram saved the travelling public from running here and there.
During the past 30 years, Coimbatore had grown verymuch industrialy, populationwise, vehicles wise. The roads of limited width could not take up that congestion. So to reduce the congestion, additional Bus Stands were started.
Town bus stand was started in the at Gandhipuram. For the south bound buses Ukkadam Mofussal bus stand was started in 1991. For East bound buses, Singanallur Mofussal Bus Stand was started in 2002.
In 2006, a new bus stand for Video Bus operators was started as Omni Bus in 2006. A new bus stand at Mettupalayam Road, Opposite CTC depo, is under construction. It is planned to operate north bound buses in Ooty direction from this, after its completion.