Chennai Metro’s fare system gets a tech boost: Shellinfosg Consortium secures Rs. 42.58 crore contract

Chennai Metro Rail Limited (CMRL) has taken a significant leap forward in modernising its fare collection capabilities by awarding a contract to M/s Shellinfosg Consortium for the development of the Automatic Fare Collection (AFC) Back Office Systems, earmarked for the ambitious Phase-II project.

More Details:

Chennai Metro Rail Limited floated the tender for Contract No. CMRL/PHASE–II/SYS/C4- AFA03a/2023 in which the awarded company has to establish the Back office of the Automatic Fare Collection (AFC) System for all the corridors.

Contract Details in Brief:

  • The scope of work involves establishing the Back office of the Automatic Fare Collection (AFC) System for Chennai Metro for all Corridors.
  • The tender was awarded to M/s Shellinfosg Consortium for an amount of Rs. 42.58 Crores.

At Signing Ceremony:

  • The Contract Agreement was signed by Mr. Rajesh Chaturvedi, Director (Systems and Operations) on behalf of CMRL and Mr. Murali Krishna Chappalli – Managing Director, on behalf of M/s Shellinfosg Consortium.
  • Mr. K.A. Manoharan, Advisor (S&T/IT & AFC), Mr. S. Ashok Shankar, Manager (Tele & AFC), AFC Experts and Deputy Team Leaders of both GC1 & GC2, along with Officials from CMRL and Officials from M/s Shellinfosg Consortium were present during the occasion.


This strategic move by CMRL, in partnership with M/s Shellinfosg Consortium, not only signifies a technological advancement in fare collection methods but also underscores a commitment to enhancing public transportation in Chennai. As this project unfolds, it is expected to not only streamline operational efficiencies but also elevate the commuting experience for millions of Chennai Metro users. With technology at its core, the AFC Back Office Systems project is set to redefine the standards of urban mobility in Chennai, ensuring a more connected and seamless journey for all.

Source: CMRL – Press Release | Image Credit: CMRL

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