CHENNAI (Metro Rail News): The Chennai metro has seen a massive increase in the passenger turnout since the Covid-19 lockdown restrictions have been relaxed. According to a media report, around 8.58 lakh people have used the Chennai Metro Rail.
In September, according to the data from CMRL, more than 3,60,000 people have commuted from via the Chennai metro. The number rose to more than seven lakh in October. Reports suggest that there has been a 65% increase in the commuter turnout since the restrictions were relaxed.
Since September, till today, more than 19 lakh people have travelled by the metro rails. In November, over 21,500 people resorted to the newly-launched QR code system for ticketing purposes. This system offers a 20% discount for single and return journeys.
A statement from the Chennai Metro Rail Corporation said that owing to the benefit of the public, all gates of the metro stations have now been opened and the facilities like lifts, subways and escalators have also been made functional inside the metro station.