CHENNAI (Metro Rail News): Commuters from the Chennai Metro Rail who work at the DLF Cybercity IT Park will be provided shuttle services on four 12-seater AC tempo travellers between the Arignar Anna Alandur Metro station and DLF Cybercity Alandur. The tempo service, launched on 6th February, will be priced at Rs 40 per passenger and operate between 6 am and 10 pm on weekdays.
Fast Track cabs will collect the fare through a QR code (UPI) and mobile app. In addition, DLF Cybercity Chennai will mark pick-up and drop locations inside their campus and provide financial support to the operator.
The operator will be responsible for the operation and maintenance of the service and vehicles, while Chennai Metro will offer passenger guidance and coordinate between the client and the operator.
MA Siddique, Managing Director of Chennai Metro Rail, mentioned that the work on the elevated stretch under the second phase should be completed by 2026.
He also said that traffic congestion along the metro rail elevated corridors stretch, which is currently under construction, should reduce within a year as the barricades along the pillars will be removed after the caps are laid, freeing up more space for motor vehicles. Siddique further said that a feasibility report from both Coimbatore and Madurai Metro had been accomplished, and a detailed project report for the Coimbatore Metro is currently being undertaken.