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Chennai Metro reduces maximum fare from ₹70 to ₹50, minimum fare still ₹10




Chennai Metro Rail brought down the maximum fare from ₹70 to ₹50 on Saturday. This while the minimum fare continues to remain at ₹10. The State government announced that the fares implemented from February 22.

Earlier this month, The Hindu reported that Chennai Metro Rail planned to reduce its fares to attract more commuters. The ridership for Chennai Metro stood at nearly 1.2 lakh a day, but owing to the impact of lockdown it plummeted to 10,000 last year after train services began. Now, it spiked to nearly 75,000 after the reopening of the new phase I extension stretch from Washermanpet to Wimco Nagar.

According to officials of Chennai Metro Rail Limited (CMRL), this significantly helps in improving the number of passengers travelling.

For years now, commuters repeatedly saying that the fares very expensive and asked that they be cut down. This so that more people can afford to use the public transport system.

The new fare structure is

0-2 km – ₹10
2-5 km – ₹20
5-12 km- ₹30
12-21km- ₹40
21-32 km – ₹50

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