To celebrate Madras Day/Week, The New Indian Express & NAC Jewellers have organized a ride on a special double-decker bus: Chennai Express. The lower compartment is air-conditioned and the upper compartment is open. Their ad in The New Indian Express newspaper says that this ride is free to public, but registration may be required. When I called, they said we can register on the spot also.
Dates: Monday to Sunday, 22nd to 28th August, 2016.
Time: 7 A.M. (One ride) & From 5 P.M. (Three rides) for public. During other times the bus is scheduled to take students, etc.
Pickup location: Marina Beach, Near Gandhi Statue. You will be able to see the bus or the tent put up nearby by the organizers.
Where: The bus will travel through a few landmarks on the beach road and nearby places.
Ride time: Around 20-minutes.
Further Information/Registration: 9843153424.
Note: This info is based on my call to the above-mentioned phone number. Please double-check with the organizers before you make your plans.