Kilambakkam Bus Terminus

Kilambakkam Bus Terminus officially called Kalaignar Centenary Bus Terminus(KCBT), is a bus terminus in Kilambakkam of Chennai for catering to the bus services towards the Southern districts of Tamil Nadu. It became operational on 30 December 2023.

Kilambakkam bus terminus


With a view to reduce traffic congestion in Chennai city, Chief Minister M.K.Stalin opened for public use the 88.52 acre Kilambakkam Bus Stand built by the Chennai Metropolitan Development Corporation (CMDA) at a cost of Rs 393 crore 74 lakhs.

Highlights of kilambakkam new bus terminus is the façade of the bus terminal looks like an airport. It has enough space to handle more than 1 lakh passengers every day. The basement of the main building has parking facilities for 1000 cars and 2000 two-wheelers. Nursing room for mothers, separate toilets for transgender and differently-abled persons have also been set up.

There is an emergency center, a dispensary and a 24-hour ambulance facility within the bus stand. Similarly, drinking water facility for passengers, cell phone charging facility, restaurant, tea houses etc. are also included. Also, there are separate platforms for city buses.

Escalator facility to go from city bus station to suburban bus station and elevator to transport heavy loads have been set up. A total of 6 lifts and 1 escalator are in use at the bus station.

Kilambakkam Bus routes: Tamil Nadu; Chennai Metropolitan Area

Kilambakkam Railway Station:

An extension of the Chennai Metro Blue Line and Purple Line to the bus terminus has been announced, with a feasibility study completed and land surveys in progress.


The rapidly rising southern region of Chennai is home to Kilambakkam Bus Terminus. It has good transport connections to other areas of the city, including buses and trains. Kilambakkam, with its prime location on GST Road, serves as the entry point to all districts in the south.

The area has undergone incredible development with new flyovers and road expansion projects because of its key location. When the bus terminal opens, the surrounding communities—Guduvanchery, Oragadam, etc.—will gain. Get in touch with Wisdom Properties right now if you’re searching for gated community plots in Maraimalai Nagar, DTCP-approved plots in Oragadam, or DTCP-approved plots in Guduvanchery.

Facilities and Features:

To meet the demands of both drivers and passengers, the Kilambakkam Bus Terminus has an outstanding assortment of facilities. The terminal is intended to house 215 bus bays and has a total built-up area of 640,000 square feet. Of them, 130 are set aside for government buses, and 85 are used by omnibuses. There are also parking spots at the terminus for 3,582 two-wheelers, 275 vehicles, and 300 spare buses.

The 2,014 square metre public lobby has several amenities, including an ATM, store rooms, a clinic, a medical centre, and a “mother’s room.” Men, women, and drivers can all live in separate dorms that can house up to 100 men, 40 women, and 340 drivers, respectively. Along with numerous lavatory blocks, a security/CCTV room, electrical rooms, control rooms, ticket counters, transport offices, time offices, dining establishments, retail outlets, a sewage treatment facility, and an electrical substation, the terminus also has a fire service station.

Bus Bays and Connectivity:

There are eight bus fingers and fourteen platforms at the Kilambakkam Bus Terminus. The mofussil bus bays, which cover an area of 14 acres, accommodate 130 government buses and 85 omnibuses. This allows for easy access to southern Tamil Nadu cities and towns. A 7.4-acre plot next to the GST Road has been set aside for an MTC bus stop. It will have a 1,100-meter-long by 4-meter-wide platform with an eight-meter-wide roof. A two-acre space has also been set aside for a workshop and bus depot.

Expected Impact:

Southern Tamil Nadu’s transport environment is expected to see major improvements with the construction of Kilambakkam Bus Terminus. The terminal will effectively manage the growing demand for bus services to a variety of destinations, including Kanniyakumari, Madurai, Thoothukudi, Tiruchirappalli, Tirunelveli, Tiruvannamalai, Sengottai, Thanjavur, and Villupuram, with a projected passenger capacity of about 350,000 people.


Kilambakkam Bus Terminus would relieve traffic congestion in the city centre by decongesting the Chennai Mofussil Bus Terminus in Koyambedu, guaranteeing more comfortable travel conditions for both drivers and commuters. Furthermore, the presence of cutting-edge services and facilities on the terminal property will improve passenger comfort and convenience.

In addition, the incorporation of MTC buses is expected to enhance accessibility and convenience of travel by enabling smooth connectivity between the Kilambakkam Bus Terminus and various regions within the Chennai Metropolitan Area and its surrounding suburbs.

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Tremendous Growth Opportunities In Real Estates:

  • The real estate sector will rise as a result of the enormous population growth and the rising need for housing.
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