Chennai Metro: Soon for every five minutes there would be a Metro Train in Chennai

Metro Train Standing at Chennai Central Metro Station
Representational Image only. Source: Wikimedia Commons

People who live in Chennai will certainly be delighted with this excellent news. Now it is revealed that in a few weeks when the Chennai Central Metro Rail Station begins to operate, passengers would have access to Metro trains in every 5 minutes.
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amazing, is not it?

Traveling from Chennai Central to the airport in just 45 minutes would be possible and for this distance of 25 km, people should pay Rs 70 as fare.

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It should be noted that currently 22000 to 25000 people use the subway every day to reach their destinations. To make more people use this metro, CMRL or Chennai Metro Rail Limited have now decided to increase the frequency to every 5 minutes during the peak hours that are between 8:30 am and 10:30 am and then between 5:00 pm and 8:30 p.m. every day.

Passengers could also get metro every 7.5 minutes during non-peak hours that are 6:00 a.m. at 8:00 a.m. and after 10:30 a.m. at 5:00 p.m. and from 8:30 p.m. at 10:00 p.m. daily.

According to an official belonging to the metro rail, Chennai Central is an important transportation hub with many people traveling to the main train station or suburban station. The official spoke on the reason behind increasing the frequency as it was expected that more people would travel from Chennai Central to the airport.

He also hinted that in the future if more people travel, then the frequency would increase to 2.5 minutes too. It is known that subway trains currently cover a distance of 27 km in three sections.


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