CHENNAI (Metro Rail News): Chennai Metro Rail Ltd (CMRL) launched share auto and share cab facilities on a trial basis on August 11, 2018, in some of its stations improve last-mile connectivity. After Nine months More than three lakh passengers have used share auto and share taxi services from metro rail stations to reach their destinations.
Share autos are now operated from seven metro stations for a flat charge of Rs 5 and share taxi services from six metro stations for a charge of Rs 10. These services take passengers from and to metro stations, covering a radius of about 3km.
In March and April, as many as 12,834 people used share taxi services with the maximum number of passengers using the facility from AG-DMS and Koyambedu metro stations. Around 74,395 passengers used share autos in the last two months with Guindy and Thirumangalam seeing the highest number of people using the facility.
Chennai Metro phase I covers 45 km and consists of two corridors. One from Washermanpet to Chennai Airport and another from Central to St Thomas Mount. CMRL is ready to set the ball rolling for its Phase 2 which will connect Madhavaram in north Chennai to Sholinganallur in south Chennai.