Madurai-Chennai Parveen Merc Review Completed a daytime trip in Parveen's Merc from Madurai after quite a long time. Since I was traveling with family, booked the first row (V1-V4). Boarding time at Mattuthavani was 13:50 but the bus was late by 5mts and left sharp at 14:05. Madurai Radha left sharp at 13:40 and SRM was waiting when we left. Took the ring road to join the bypass and driver was constantly maintaining 95-100 on the highway. Reached trichy at 15:35 where there was a bio-break at the toll. Entered trichy to pick up a few passengers and rejoined the highway at 16:15. Since it was a weekend, all the tolls were quite crowded with a lot of cars. Then the customary snack break at Hotel Annamalai Villupuram. The break lasted from 18:30 till 19:00. Second driver took the wheels from there and just as we entered Singaperumalkoil at 20:35, there was a huge traffic jam. Crawled till maraimalai nagar as was dropped at perungulathur at 21:35. Overall a comfortable journey, Merc had done around 7lakh kms. Both drivers were fast but not rash and the cleaner was quite friendly. The Merc is starting to show signs of age. Journey to Madurai was by Madurai Radha's 21:30 non ac sleeper from egmore. Left at 21:45 and crossed perungulathur at 23:30 (bus was full by tambaram). From there maintained steady speed and the driver change happened after ulundurpet at 2am. Crossed trichy at 4am and was dropped in Madurai at 6:15am. Vivegam's B9R overtook us somewhere after Trichy. So a total time of 6hrs and 45mts from Perungulathur to Madurai which is quite decent for a AL Sleeper. The sleeper was quite new and well maintained.