Chennai: Metro providers to be prolonged until 10 pm on Sundays and public holidays


Lower than per week after metro providers started performing from 5.30 am to 10 pm on weekdays (Monday to Saturday), Chennai Metro Rail Restricted (CMRL) has prolonged timings of practice providers on Sundays and authorities holidays owing to demand from passengers for providers at evening over the weekend.

Trains will now be operational from 7 am to 10 pm from tomorrow versus the sooner timings of seven am to 9 pm on Sundays and public holidays. Trains will run with a headway of 10 minutes all through the day alongside the Inexperienced (between St. Thomas Mount and Puratchi Thalaivar Dr. M G Ramachandran Central Metro stations) and Blue (between Airport and Wimco Nagar metro stations) Traces.

Trains will proceed to ‘function from 5.30 am to 10 pm on weekdays. Peak hour providers are from 8 am to 11 am and 5 pm to eight pm with trains working with a headway of 5 minutes whereas trains throughout non-peak hours will proceed to run with a headway of 10 minutes.

Rs 9,200 collected as tremendous for violation of Covid norms

As a part of Covid-19 administration, CMRL has been sanitising trains and stations frequently. With solely 50 per cent occupancy allowed, seats have been marked with ‘X’ to make sure social distancing. Masks and social distancing are necessary and crowd management employees have been deployed throughout all stations within the metropolis to make sure the identical.

CMRL introduced in an announcement that fines amounting to Rs 200 are being levied by squads on these not carrying masks whereas commuting in metro. A complete of 46 passengers have been fined until July 16 and Rs. 9,200 has been collected in the direction of the identical.

Over 12.37 lakh passengers have used metro until July 16

Metro providers had resumed with 50 per cent occupancy in Chennai on June 21 following leisure of lockdown restrictions in Tamil Nadu. Since then, CMRL has recorded a footfall of 12,37,552 passengers from June 21 until July 16.

A complete of 69,794 passengers had travelled through Chennai metro on Friday alone which is the very best single-day footfall throughout this era.


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