Chennai: Chennai Metro Rail services resumed in a graded manner in the Blue Line between Airport to Washermenpet from 7 September and Green Line between St Thomas Mount and Puratchi Thalaivar Dr M G Ramachandran Central Metro via Koyambedu on 9 September.
According to a release from CMRL, ‘A total of 3,60,193 passengers have travelled in the Metro Train from 07.09.2020 to 30.09.2020. On 30.09.2020 a total of 22,065 passengers have used the Metro Train to commute.
A total of 13,044 passengers have utilised the recently launched QR code ticketing system. While 70,009 passengers have used Travel Card Ticketing System.’
It said further: “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.”
CMRL has requested “all its passengers to co-operate with CMRL security, Ticketing and other staff for a safe and smooth travel in its effort to prevent the spread of COVID-19 by maintaining social distancing.”