Owing to demand from passengers for extra prepare providers at night time, Chennai Metro Rail Restricted (CMRL) has introduced the extension of prepare providers until 11 pm on weekdays (Monday to Saturday), with impact from right this moment.
In an announcement launched on Sunday, CMRL introduced that trains will now be operated from 5.30 am to 11 pm on weekdays 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, versus the sooner timings of 5.30 am to 10 pm.
Peak hour providers will likely be from 8 am to 11 am and 5 pm to eight pm with trains operating with a headway of 5 minutes. Trains throughout non-peak hours will proceed to run with a headway of 10 minutes.
On Sundays and public holidays, trains will run from 7 am to 9 pm with a headway of 10 minutes all through the day with out peak hours.
CMRL had resumed operations with 50 per cent occupancy alongside the Inexperienced and Blue Traces in Chennai on June 21 following relaxations in lockdown restrictions in Chennai.
Rs 35,200 collected as fantastic for violation of Covid norms
As a part of Covid-19 administration, CMRL has been sanitising trains and stations repeatedly. 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 workers 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 176 passengers have been fined until August 21 and Rs. 35,200 has been collected in the direction of the identical.