CHENNAI, INDIA (Metro Rail News): After the lockdown was lifted, metro train services in Chennai were restored for the first time in over four months. However, the average daily patronage has yet to reach one lakh.
According to CMRL, an average of 95,786 persons used the service daily in October, bringing the monthly total to 29.7 lakh. However, despite an increase from September’s 26.9 lakh rides, the daily average has not yet reached pre-Covid levels of 1.16 lakh and is nowhere near the expected ridership of 7.76 lakh.
In October, 44,716 people used QR code ticketing systems, approximately 16 lakh people used smartcards, and the remaining bought tokens.
Since the start of service on June 21, 462 passengers have been arrested and fined for not wearing or correctly wearing masks. In addition, a punishment of Rs 200 was imposed on each of them, bringing the total amount collected to Rs 92,400.