In this period that is after a period of lock down for 165 days , as per unlock down policy of Centre and state government, Chennai Metro Rail Limited (CMRL), has resumed the services
But as per the figure of CMRL only a total of 5,033 passengers travelled on the Metro Rail on 7 September Monday
It should be noted that the CMRL had managed to increase the monthly patronage close to 30 lakh before the outbreak of COVID-19 with average daily patronage of 1 lakh.
“Of the total passengers, as many as 4,869 passengers travelled using Smart Card ticketing system and 164 utilised the QR code ticketing system” CMRL said.
Earlier CMRL announced ” Passengers can avoid queuing at Metro Stations by downloading the CMRL mobile app for using QR code ticketing system,”
“Passengers may note that there will be no direct metro train services between Central Metro Station and Airport Metro Station via Koyambedu.
Meanwhile, the CMRL has implemented safety measures, including mandatory face masks, thermal screening, installation of Aarogya Setu app for passengers, strict physical distancing while boarding and in lifts, sanitisers in the premise, PPE kits for metro staff and more.
The resumption of the services is divided into two, namely Blue line and Green line.
The former identifies with the Airport metro station and Washermenpet metro station, and the latter with St Thomas Mount station and Central Metro.
Hence passengers have to deboard at Arignar Anna Alandur Metro Station for interchange towards Airport Metro Station,” a press release said.
The services were resumed in the Blue line and the Green line services will commence on 9 Septmeber Wednesday onwards