Free bus pass for elders in Chennai from today
People above the age of 60 years are eligible for free travel on MTC buses 10 times a month under a scheme introduced in February 2016.
The Tamil Nadu government has permitted the Metropolitan Transport Corporation (MTC), Chennai, to commence distribution of tokens to elderly commuters from February 1 for free travel in buses.
This facility was suspended because of the Covid-19 pandemic.
People above the age of 60 years are eligible for free travel on MTC buses 10 times a month under a scheme introduced in February 2016. Until January 2020, about 3.51 lakh senior citizens benefited from the scheme, the MTC said.
Upon submitting an application and proof of age, 10 tokens for free travel will be issued. Tokens will be issued for six months from February to July and to renew them or apply for fresh tokens, beneficiaries may submit the application form along with proof of their age and address at any of the 21 depots in the city.
The MTC said the distribution of tokens to senior citizens was not resumed immediately after the lockdown ended as a precautionary measure.
The senior citizens can use the free passes to travel on all buses, except air-conditioned buses in Chennai.