Tambaram-Chengalpattu 4th rail line: Tamil Nadu to prepare DPR

A railway spokesperson said it is purely a state government initiative. “The fourth line in Tambaram-Chengalpattu section is yet to be approved by the railway board.

published on : 18th March 2023

Bridge to link Madhavaram bus terminus and metro station

According to sources, nearly 19 metro stations will be connected to either bus terminals or suburban stations or bus stands as part of multimodal integration.

published on : 12th March 2023

Chennai city’s new transport roadmap to be funded by World Bank

The clearance from DEA comes after CUMTA selected Systra as a consultant last week for revising the Comprehensive Mobility Plan for CMA.

published on : 23rd February 2023

Plans on to commercialise 18 MRTS stations in Chennai

CUMTA special officer I Jayakumar told TNIE, apart from preparing a feasibility report the consultant would also prepare a detailed project report on two stations.

published on : 11th February 2023

Trams to run alongside cars? CMRL  study to explore Metrolite feasibility

The financial bids for the study were opened by the Chennai Unified Metropolitan Transport Authority (CUMTA) on Monday.

published on : 7th February 2023

CUMTA to introduce contactless travel card in city

Chennai Metro has a contactless card and Jayakumar did not rule out making use of it. Chennai Metro has a deposit card which has a closed loop.

published on : 2nd December 2022

CUMTA to focus on safe commutes for schoolchildren

School safe zones will be taken up on a pilot basis. The focus will be to ease congestion near schools and have vehicle-free zones or streamline traffic, said Jayakumar.

published on : 22nd November 2022

Make commuting safe and easy for students: Stalin

At CUMTA meet, CM highlights use of tech to improve transportation

published on : 18th November 2022

12 years after Act, CUMTA to hold first meet on Thursday

The meeting will be held 12 years after the CUMTA Act came into being.

published on : 17th November 2022

CUMTA to hire advisor for common mobility card

CUMTA is seeking to appoint a transaction advisor to study the implementation of mobility card taking a cue from London and Singapore models.

published on : 16th November 2022

CUMTA likely to shift to CMRL building in December

“Since the 12-floor building, which is spread over 8.96 acres, was inaugurated we have been planning to shift from the current office in CMDA,” said Jeyakumar.

published on : 8th November 2022

Electric boost: Chennai’s new transport road map to cut down carbon footprint

The comprehensive mobility plan could also look into developing cycle tracks and footpaths.

published on : 25th September 2022

CUMTA’s first meeting likely in October

It was notified only in January 2019 and later amended in September 2020 by appointing the CM as Chairman.

published on : 24th August 2022

Chennai takes leaf out of Kochi’s integrated public transport plan

Chennai Unified Metropolitan Transport Authority (CUMTA) officials are in full praise of the initiatives taken by Kochi to improve urban transportation.

published on : 18th August 2022

CUMTA may okay Rs 1.5 lakh crore transport plan in first meet

Housing secretary Hitesh Kumar Makwana said the modified CMP will be cleared by CUMTA after holding discussions with all stakeholders.

published on : 22nd April 2022

Chennai Unified Metropolitan Transport Authority's first board meeting likely in May

Currently, 10 agencies from various ministries and departments are involved in traffic and transportation management in Chennai Metropolitan Area.

published on : 6th April 2022