Chennai: Chennai Metro Rail Limited (CMRL) has joined hands with IT firm Infosys, an effort to cut down the number of cars on roads and encourage use of public transport. According to the deal, employees of Infosys will now have office buses taking them from the Alandur metro station to their facility at Mahindra World City. Plans are on the anvil to offer this facility to Infosys employees who work out of the Sholinganallur office.
The idea behind this initiative was to promote the use of public transportation. In the coming weeks, Infosys employees in Sholinganallur can also avail this facility. They can take the train and reach a certain point, and from there the office buses will pick them to work, said CMRL official.
Further sources also said that on Friday, a handful of employees from various points in Chennai took the Metro till the Alandur station and boarded the office bus that was waiting for them. “This pattern will continue henceforth.
An Infosys employee said that out of the Mahindra World City office, on condition of anonymity, I saw the notification very late so I could not take the Metro. But this plan seems good, considering the traffic in the city during prime hours in the morning. I live near Koyambedu, where the traffic is high and taking a train until Alandur makes sense.
Recently, Chennai Metro Rail has also struck a similar deal with DLF, Porur.
The employees take the Metro train till Alandur and then take a 14-seater van to the office.