Sri Valli Tirunelveli Thoothukudi
Operator : Sri Valli
Make : AshokLeyland
Model : Viking 222″ BSII
Body : Irizar TVS
Type : Mofussil Stage carrier Spare Bus
Seat : 3 x 2
Route : Tirunelveli – Thoothukudi
via : Seevalaperi, Puliyampatti, Vanchi Maniyachi, Osanuthu, Ottapidaram, Kurukusalai.
Special : Main route of Tirunelveli – Thoothukudi is NH 7A via Vallanad, Theivasayalpuram, Vagaikulam, Pudukottai but this bus takes a adjacent route covering entire villages on enroute via Seevalaperi, Puliyampatti, Maniyachi, Osanuthu, Ottapidaram, Kurukusalai. one more special it touches Vanchi Maniyachi and Ottapidaram Historical places.
Vanchi Maniyachi : In Maniyachi Railway Station On June 17, 1911, Vanchi who was just 25 assassinated Ashe, the district collector of Tirunelveli, who was also known as Collector Dorai. He shot Ashe at point-blank range when Ashe’s train had stopped at the Maniyachi station, en route to Madras. He committed suicide thereafter. The railway station has since been renamed Vanchi Maniyachi.
Ottapidaram : It is the birth place of V.O.C., Valliappan Olaganathan Chidambaram Pillai (1872–1936), popularly known by his initials, V.O.C. (spelt Vaa. Oo.Ce in Tamil), also known as Kappalottiya Tamilan. who started Swadeshi shipping company against British.