Chennai Metro Rail converts all first class coaches as women’s special

Chennai: Chennai Metro Rail has said that from Monday (23 November), all its first class coaches will be reserved for ‘women only’ to facilitate additional occupancy for women passengers.

“The charges will be the same as currently being charged by Chennai Metro for normal fare,” it said.

“Apart from the above, stringent measures undertaken by CMRL for the safety of women passengers include 360 degree CCTV camera monitoring of the entire Metro stations and metro trains, women only toilets, customer care facility, zero tolerance for drunkards and trouble makers, deployment of Security staff in all Metro stations,” it added.

Meanwhile, Union Home Minister Amit Shah will take part in the foundation stone-laying ceremony for the phase II project of Chennai Metro Rail during his visit to the city today.

Ahead of the event, Chennai Metro Rail Limited (CMRL) issued the first Letter of Award so far to a firm for the construction of a sub-station at Villivakkam.

 

NT Bureau