Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Okay Palaniswami on Saturday introduced a discount within the most fare for journey within the Chennai Metro rail by Rs 20, thus
bringing down the fare for full-length journey to Rs 50 from the current Rs 70. The brand new CMRL fare will come into impact from February 22.
Although the commuters should pay Rs 10 for a distance of upto 2 kilometres, in line with the brand new fare construction, the fare for a distance from two to 5 km will probably be Rs 20 whereas Rs 30 would be the fare to journey a distance of 5 to 12 km.
The commuters should pay Rs 40 for a distance between 12 and 21 km and past 21 km (upto 32 km), the fare has been mounted at Rs 50.
An additional low cost of 20 % of the fare will probably be offered to these opting to guide tickets utilizing the QR code or CMRL good playing cards, an official assertion mentioned.
“Accepting the calls for of the folks that the Metro Rail fares ought to be decreased with a view to additional improve the patronage of CMRL service, the federal government has introduced a reduce within the fares for the advantage of the general public,” Palaniswami mentioned within the assertion.
He knowledgeable that commuters who avail limitless day passes at Rs 100 for the 45 km stretch of phase-1 of CMRL may now get pleasure from limitless day passes on the identical sum for added 9 km to journey upto Wimco Nagar from Vannarpet.
Equally, these utilising the month-to-month passes may journey until the newly prolonged line to Wimco Nagar on the present fare of Rs 2,500.
Additional, he introduced a 50 % low cost on the each day tickets (not for each day passes) for travellers on Sundays and public holidays.