Chennai Metro update: 10.63 lakh passengers travelled in Metro from September 7 to October 31, 2020

Chennai Metro Rail services resumed in a graded manner in the Blue Line between Airport to Washermenpet from 07-09-2020 and Green Line between St. Thomas Mount and Puratchi Thalaivar Dr. M. G. Ramachandran Central Metro via Koyambedu on 09-09-2020. 

  • A total of 10,63,416 passengers have travelled in the Metro Train from 07.09.2020 to 31.10.2020. 
  • A total of 3,60,193 passengers have travelled in the Metro Train from 07.09.2020 to 30.09.2020. 
  • A total of 7,03,223 passengers have travelled in the Metro Train from 01.10.2020 to 31.10.2020. 
  • On 29.10.2020 a total of 30,515 passengers have used the Metro Train to commute. 
  • In the month of October, 2020 a total of 19607 passengers have utilised the recently launched QR code ticketing system.
  • While 4,34,289 passengers have used Travel Card Ticketing System. 
  • CMRL offers a 20% discount on QR Code ticketing namely Single Journey Q.R Ticket, Return Journey Q.R Ticket, Group Q.R Ticket and Q.R Trip passes from 11-09-2020. 
  • 10% discount is already available for passengers using Travel Cards. 
  • All the Entrance gates at all Metro Stations have been opened for Public use considering the convenience and welfare of Public and Chennai Metro Rail Passengers. 
  • Also, all the facilities inside the Metro Stations such as Lifts, Escalators and Subways connecting the Entrance of Metro Stations are also being opened to benefit the Public and Metro Rail Passengers. 

Safety Measures:

The Chennai Metro Rail Ltd. (CMRL) in its endeavour to provide safety to the passengers, initiated the process of studying various contactless optional measures for the safe usage of its elevators.

  • Now, CMRL has come with an ingenious way to avoid and minimise hand contact with the elevator buttons by providing foot-operated lift mechanism so as to reduce the virus spread and ensure safety of the users.
  • This foot-operated mechanism is one of a kind prototype and CMRL takes the lead to be the first Metro Rail in India to implement this mechanism – initially in its Administration Building at Koyambedu during May 2020 on a trial basis.
  • Based on the positive impact, CMRL has installed the foot-operated lift mechanism in all its 32 Metro Stations to facilitate the passengers, in particular, and the public, in general.
  • In addition to the above, CMRL in its unstinted effort to curb the spread of Covid-19, has also installed Foot Operated Buttons to the Water Taps in all 190 Restrooms at all 32 Metro Stations to encourage contact-less usage for the safety of passengers. 

Source: CMRL-Press Release

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