Chennai, (Metro Rail News): Chennai Metro Rail Limited has been operating its passenger services from 21st June 2021 post lockdown imposed by the Government of Tamil Nadu due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Presently CMRL is operating its Metro Train Services with 50% capacity as per the instructions of the Government of Tamil Nadu.
A total of 22,02,045 passengers have travelled in the Metro Trains from 21.06.2021to 31.07.2021.
A total of 3,55,579 passengers have travelled in the Metro Trains from 21.06.2021 to 30.06.2021.
A total of 18,46,466 passengers have travelled in the Metro Trains from 01.07.2021to 31.07.2021.
On 26.07.2021 a maximum of 74,380 passengers has used the Metro Trains to commute.
In the month of July, 2021 a total of 30,160 passengers have utilised the QR Code ticketing system, while 10,06,615 passengers have used Travel Card Ticketing System.
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. 20% discount fares on using Metro Train Travel Cards from 22.02.2021.
In addition, a penalty of Rs.200/- is being imposed for not properly wearing Face Masks in Metro Trains and Metro Stations. So far a total of 102 passengers have been levied penalty from 21.06.2021 till 31.07.2021 for non-adherence and a sum of Rs.20,400 has been collected as a penalty.
Covid-19 Safety measures are undertaken by CMRL:
All Passengers and Staff are screened at the entrance of Metro Stations through Thermal Scanning.
Only asymptomatic passengers are allowed to enter the metro stations.
Guidelines for Do’s and Don’ts have been put up at all Metro Stations for creating awareness among passengers.
Crowd Control/Platform Management Staff have been deployed in Stations and Suitable markings like “X” have been indicated on alternate seats both in trains and platforms to ensure social distancing.
Avoid unnecessary travel outside your home. It is mandatory to wear face masks at all Metro Station Premises and inside Metro Trains. Passengers a re-requested to maintain social distancing while waiting in the Metro Stations and during travelling in Metro Trains and request all passengers to co-operate in the fight against the spread of Covid 19.