Chennai Metro Rail Limited (CMRL) has been operating its passenger services from 21st June 2021 post lockdown imposed by Government of Tamil Nadu due to COVID-19 pandemic. Presently CMRL is operating its Metro Train Services as per the instructions of Government of Tamil Nadu.
- A total of 1,01,31,685 passengers have travelled in the Metro Trains from 21.06.2021 to 31.10.2021.
- A total of 3,55,579 passengers have travelled in the Metro Trains from 21.06.2021 to 30.06.2021.
- A total of 18,46,466 passengers have travelled in the Metro Trains from 01.07.2021 to 31.07.2021.
- A total of 22,74,066 passengers have travelled in the Metro Trains from 01.08.2021 to 31.08.2021.
- A total of 26,86,186 passengers have travelled in the Metro Trains from 01.09.2021 to 30.09.2021.
- A total of 29,69,388 passengers have travelled in the Metro Trains from 01.10.2021 to 31.10.2021.
- On 13.10.2021 a maximum of 1,17,630 passengers have used the Metro Trains to commute.
- In the month of October, 2021 a total of 44,716 passengers have utilised the QR Code ticketing system, while 15,94,053 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 11.09.2020,20% discount fares on using Metro Train Travel Cardsfrom 22.02.2021.
Covid-19 Safety measures undertaken by CMRL:
- In addition, a penalty of Rs.200/-is being imposed for not properly wearing Face Masks in Metro Trains and MetroStations.
- So far a total of 462 passengers have been levied penalty from 21.06.2021 till 31.10.2021 for non-adherence and a sum of Rs.92,400 has been collected as penalty.
- Passengers are requested to avoid unnecessary travel outside their home.
- It is mandatory to wear face masks at all Metro Station premises and inside Metro Trains as also to maintain social distancing while waiting in the Metro Stations and during travelling in Metro Trains.
- Request all passengers to cooperate with CMRL in the fight against the spread of COVID-19.
Source: CMRL-Press Release