CHENNAI (Metro Rail News): According to Chennai Metro Rail Limited (CMRL), southern railway counters will be set up at Egmore, Central, and Guindy Metro stations. “Passengers can book long-distance and suburban train tickets at the Metro stations,” the CMRL statement said. Several facilities for passengers such as last-mile connectivity like Rapido, Uber, Smart bike facilities are made available at 16 Metro stations, and link buses at 12 stations by CMRL before. “Battery cars have been deployed at five stations. Private and IT firms are allowed to operate shuttle buses from Metro stations for employees,” CMRL added.
Other than that CMRL has announced gifts and vouchers, worth Rs 1 lakh, that would be presented to commuters through lucky draws. This step is taken to increase the number of passengers who avail the metro rail services. As per CMRL’s press release, top 10 commuters with a maximum number of rides in a month will be selected and the winner will be rewarded with a gift voucher or branded products worth Rs 2000 and travel cards with unlimited rides for 30 days, worth Rs 2,500 and Rs 50 deposit. A monthly lucky draw will be held for commuters who had made top-up of Rs 1,500 and above per transaction during the month. Besides these benefits, 10 commuters, who have purchased travel cards and made top-up for a minimum amount of Rs 500 will get free top-up worth Rs 1,450 and gift vouchers.