CHENNAI, INDIA (Metro Rail News): In November, around 97,466 people used the metro train in their commutation, which took the monthly average to 29.2 lakh passengers. The number reached its peak on November 25 as a maximum of 1.31 lakh passengers travelled into the metro trains.
As per the official statements, Chennai Metro Rail Ltd. Proclaimed that post lockdown from June 21 to October 31, a total of 1.02 crores people travelled in metro trains. Moreover, CMRL is also struggling to take the ridership to its pre-covid times when the daily average was 1.16 lakh. In November, 16.16 lakh people used their smartcards for travelling, while 45,609 used the recently launched QR Code ticketing system for contactless travel. The rest of the public used tokens for travelling purposes.
On Tuesday, the facility of a minibus service was also launched along with 12 new MTC minibuses so that commuters can get the first and last mile connectivity so that footfalls can increase in the metro. The minibuses will make around 148 trips from stations Alandur, Airport, Tiruvottiyur and Koyambedu.