3.81 crore passengers travelled in Chennai Metro

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CMRL commenced its Metro Train operations from 29 June 2015 and has become the lifeline for the people of Chennai. Come rain or shine, CMRL has always endeavored to provide the people of Chennai a safe, efficient and a reliable travel partner for its loyal commuters.

As part of providing world class infrastructure facilities to the people of Chennai, CMRL has come up with several efficient and sustainable initiatives to increase the patronage such as citing availability of parking space at Metro Stations and launching many last mile connectivity measures like Share Auto, Share Taxi services which are presently available at few metro stations will soon have at all 32 Metro stations.

An incremental increase in the ridership was witnessed by CMRL since the commencement of Metro Train operations.

So far a total of 3, 81, 03,799 passengers have travelled in Chennai Metro Between 29 June 2015 and 14 May 2019

The ridership details between 29 JUNE 2015 and 14 MAY 2019 are as follows:

JUNE 2015-DEC 2015

26,33,890
JAN 2016-DEC 2016 36,30,216
JAN 2017-DEC 2017 73,99,282
JAN 2018-DEC 2018 1,43,88,969
JAN 2019-14 MAY 2019 1,00,51,442
TOTAL 3,81,03,799

The ridership has touched to a mark of 1,02,790 passengers on 26 April 2019. And a total of 92,917 passengers have travelled on 6 May 2019 and 95,119 passengers have travelled on 10 May 2019.

The ridership details from 1 JAN 2019 to 14 MAY 2019 are as follows:

JANUARY 2019 17,36,744
FEBRUARY 2019 23,61,287
MARCH 2019 23,88,319
APRIL 2019 24,30,713
1 to 14 MAY 2019 11,34,379
TOTAL 1,00,51,442

Source: Chennai Metro


Phase-2 of Chennai Metro To Be operational By 2026

Date : April 27, 2019

Chennai: The phase-2 of the Chennai Metro is likely to be operational by 2026, according to reports. The construction work for phase-2 project of Chennai Metro Rail spanning around 120 km will begin by end of this year. Of the total 120, 76.3 km will be elevated and 42.6 km will be built underground.

More Information:

  • Tenders will be called for phase-2 of Chennai Metro Rail by June or July, according to officials.
  • Once the tendering process is over, it may be early January and a month or two later, the construction will begin.
  • An official said, it will take around 6 years to finish the work and start operations.
  • The phase-2 of Chennai Metro Rail is estimated to cost Rs 69,000 crore and consisting of 3 Corridors:
    • Madhavaram to SIPCOT (45.8 km)
    • Light House to Poonamallee (26.1 km)
    • Madhavaram to Sholinganallur (47.0 km)
  • According to recent reports, a large part of the phase-2 will be built on government land.
  • In total, the Chennai Metro Rail Limited (CMRL) would need nearly 121 hectares of land for the project.
  • Around 93.79 hectares of land is government-owned and the remaining 27.19 hectares will be acquired from private owners.
  • Also, the CMRL has brought down the average size of each station from 220 metres in the phase-1 to 150 metres in the phase-2.
  • The benefit of using government land is that the project will be insulated from delays and cost overruns during land acquisition.

To know more about recent developments of Chennai MetroClick Here

(  Please reach us at editor@railanalysis.com for more information. )


Some Past Related Updates which might interest you :

26 Apr, 2019: Chennai Metro Update: CMRL Reduces Size of Metro Stations in Phase-2

11 Apr, 2019: Construction work for phase-2 of Chennai Metro to begin by next year

11 Apr, 2019: In conversation with Mr. Pankaj Kumar Bansal, I.A.S. on Features of Chennai Metro

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