Sunday, January 8, 2017

Virudhunagar – Connectivity

Virudhunagar – Connectivity
Virudhunagar is well connected to other major cities of the country via regular buses. There are regular trains from other major cities of the country to Virudhunagar. Instead of Virudhunagar you can a get flight to Madurai Airport on regular basis. The major roads include National Highway 7 and three district roads that connect Virudhunagar with neighbouring towns like SivakasiMaduraiRajapalayamAruppukkottai and Sattur. There is a bypass road located west of the town connecting Virudhunagar to Kallupatti, which reduces traffic inside the town. Virudhunagar is served by a town bus service, which provides connectivity within the town and the suburbs.
There are privately operated mini-bus services that cater to the local transport needs. The main bus stand, located in the centre of the town, has 25 bus bays. The Tamilnadu State Transport Corporation operates daily services connecting various cities to Virudhunagar. The corporation operates a computerized reservation centre in the main bus stand. The State Express Transport Corporation operates long-distance buses connecting the town to important cities like Chennai, Tiruppur and Thoothukudi. The major inter-city bus routes from the town are to adjacent cities like Madurai, Chennai, Rajapalayam, Tenkasi, Kovilpatti, Tuticorin, Tiruchendur, Nagercoil, Tirunelveli, Aruppukkottai and Rameshwaram.

The Virudhunagar railway station is located in the major rail head from Madurai to Kanyakumari. The Southern Railway operates daily express trains to places like Chennai, Tuticorin, Kanyakumari, Tirunelveli, Tenkasi, Guruvayoor, Tirupati, MumbaiTrivandrumMysuruHowrahpalakkadkozhikodekannurMangalore,Madgaon and Nizamuddin. There are passenger trains connecting the town to places like Madurai, Tenkasi, Kollam, Tirunelveli, Erode, Kumbakonam, and Coimbatore.
The nearest airport is Madurai Airport, located 45 km (28 mi) northeast of the town. 

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