Tamil Nadu CM slashes metro rail fare by Rs 20, to come into effect from Feb 22


Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Ok Palaniswami on Saturday introduced a discount within the most fare for journey within the Chennai Metro rail by Rs 20, thus bringing down the fare for full size journey to Rs 50 from the current Rs 70. The new CMRL fare will come into effect from February 22.

Though the commuters could have to pay Rs 10 for a distance of upto 2 kilometres, in accordance to the brand new fare construction, the fare for a distance from two to 5 km will likely be Rs 20 whereas Rs 30 would be the fare to journey a distance of 5 to 12 km.

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

An additional low cost of 20 p.c of the fare will likely be supplied to these opting to e book tickets utilizing the QR code or CMRL good playing cards, an official assertion stated.

“Accepting the demands of the people that the Metro Rail fares should be decreased in order to further enhance the patronage of CMRL service, the government has announced a cut in the fares for the benefit of the public,” Palaniswami stated within the assertion.

He knowledgeable that commuters who avail limitless day passes at Rs 100 for the 45 km stretch of phase-1 of CMRL might now get pleasure from limitless day passes on the similar sum for added 9 km to journey upto Wimco Nagar from Vannarpet.

Similarly, these utilising the month-to-month passes might journey until the newly prolonged line to Wimco Nagar on the present fare of Rs 2,500.

Further, he introduced a 50 p.c low cost on the day by day tickets (not for day by day passes) for travellers on Sundays and public holidays.

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