STOCK MARKET BSE NSE

Resume Metro feeder service, say residents near Tambaram

Residents around Tambaram and surrounding suburbs want the Metro Rail feeder service to resume operations again. The services were stopped due to the lockdown.

Published: 24th February 2021 06:31 AM  |   Last Updated: 24th February 2021 06:31 AM   |  A+A-

Chennai Metro Rail

For representational purposes (File photo| Martin Louis, EPS)

By Express News Service

CHENNAI: Residents around Tambaram and surrounding suburbs want the Metro Rail feeder service to resume operations again. The services were stopped due to the lockdown. Dayanand Krishnan, an activist and resident of Chitlapakkam, who uses the feeder service daily, said that it is high time that the Metro resumes service. 

“Close to 60,000 people live in Chitlapakkam and several thousands live in the nearby areas,” said Dayanand. The residents said that feeder service to Chromepet and MEPZ was useful to many commuters and it must be expanded to Hasthinapuram as well, a town with one lakh population.

“I have submitted requests to the previous CMRL MDs and they agreed to expand the feeder line to Hasthinapuram. But no action has been taken,” said Dayanand.  Only a few days back, the Metro brought back its share auto feeder services in eight stations. CMRL officials said that 20 share autos have been deployed in these stations and the travel fare would be Rs 10. “We will soon resume feeder services for the route beyond airport,” an official said.



Comments

Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the newindianexpress.com editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.

The views expressed in comments published on newindianexpress.com are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of newindianexpress.com or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. newindianexpress.com reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.

flipboard facebook twitter whatsapp