chennai metro

Plea for Tambaram-Velachery Metro gains momentum

Ahead of the Assembly elections, residents of Tambaram have two major demands.

published on : 4th March 2021

CMRL honours train crew for timely support to passenger

The passenger was provided first aid at the Egmore station, and shifted to a nearby hospital with Rajesh’s help.

published on : 27th February 2021

Chennai Metro Rail honours train crew for timely help to passenger during health emergency

Train Operator P M Rajeev and Egmore Metro Station Controller J Rajesh were honoured for providing immediate assistance when a passenger had a medical emergency on Wednesday

published on : 26th February 2021

Opening of Theradi Metro station near popular temple in North Chennai to be delayed

The Theradi Metro station is close to the Vadivudai Amman Temple -- which was built during the Pallava period and widely expanded during the Chola period. Thousands of people visit it daily.

published on : 24th February 2021

Sanitary napkin vending machines installed at 39 Chennai Metro stations

Minister for Industries MC Sampath Tuesday inaugurated the project at the Koyambedu Metro Station in the presence of CMRL MD Pradeep Yadav. 

published on : 24th February 2021

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 on : 24th February 2021

Work on 15-km Metro line from airport to Kilambakkam in Chennai suburbs may begin this year

The stretch would have 13 stations and will connect key localities such as Chromepet, MEPZ, Tambaram and Vandalur

published on : 23rd February 2021

Chennai metro fare slashed by Rs 20, to come into effect from February 22

The commuters will have to pay Rs 40 for a distance between 12 and 21 km and beyond 21 km (upto 32 km), the fare has been fixed at Rs 50.

published on : 20th February 2021

Disablity activists say new Chennai Metro stretch is nightmare come true

The newly opened Phase 1 Extension Metro has swanky interiors but fails to address an important aspect lack of accessibility for the physically challenged.

published on : 20th February 2021

Commuters raise a stink over garbage rotting in bins for days near Metro station in Chennai

The spot is hardly 20 metres from the back of the Theagaraya College Metro station compound at Ramanujam Street. It is also very close to the busy Bombay Hotel junction.

published on : 19th February 2021

Chennai Metro: Developers push for dip in premium FSI charges

‘Promoting higher FSI shall enhance the existing transport  systems’

published on : 18th February 2021

High fares likely to keep new Metro line out of reach for informal sector employees

With a maximum fare of Rs 70, from Wimco Nagar to the airport, the North Chennai Metro Rail line is more likely to attract formal sector employees than employees of informal sector.

published on : 17th February 2021

Nearly 10K passengers travel on North Chennai Metro line a day after its launch by PM Modi

The North Chennai Metro line, however, had fewer passengers compared to those in Central and South Chennai where close to 35,000 people used the services

published on : 16th February 2021

With maximum fare of Rs 70, North Chennai Metro may prove attractive to formal sector employees

While the Chennai Metro expects 2 lakh commuters daily on the stretch, workers in the informal sector say they may prefer MTC buses due to high costs

published on : 15th February 2021

New Metro’s lack of accessibility once again disappoints disabled activists

“But the yellow line seen in the photos is just a painted strip that is not tactile,” said Vaishnavi Jayakumar, activist, Disability Rights Alliance. 

published on : 15th February 2021
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