MTC doesn’t fancy LED route boards

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This ‘deluxe’ bus shows you how stupid MTC, Chennai’s bus service provider can get. The LED route board on 29A is obscured by a painted board placed in front! This prevents passengers from seeing what’s on it after dark.
Why, one would think, did MTC do that?
Is it just one of MTC’s cussed ways, where nothing really matters to its managers?
Not even the laughter that this practice would evoke at UITP, the international association of public transport of which the Corporation is a member?
The LED boards were part of the UPA government specifications for specially funded urban buses. The “smart city” government of the BJP has scrapped the JNNURM bus funding  assistance for cities. The AIADMK government did nothing much for Chennai commuters in three years.
Picture taken at Egmore, just outside the railway station.

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