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Get a monthly pass, take multiple metro rides

CHENNAI: Commuters can now experience rides on metro trains a couple of instances in an afternoon as Chennai Metro Rail Limited (CMRL) has introduced a per thirty days pass. Passengers should pay Rs 2,500 with an additional refundable fee of Rs 50 to buy the ‘vacationer card’.

“With this card, commuters can commute to any station at any time of the day for a complete month,” an respectable said.

While smartcards had been offered for commuters to steer clear of waiting in queues, metro rail officials said the new per thirty days vacationer card is for office-goers and vacationers who use the metro rail facility a couple of instances in an afternoon.

The release of the new vacationer card comes a month after the closing leg of the 45km phase-1 began operations and the CMRL is taking efforts to introduce new commuter amenities like feeder services and products to extend the footfall in its 32 stations. Now, metro provider has an average ridership of 90,000 per day.

At provide, the CMRL provides a vacationer card for Rs 100 + Rs 50 as refundable fee that allows limitless rides only for a single day. There may be a shuttle card that permit passengers to a set particular collection of trips inside a particular collection of days between two stations.

The CMRL additionally examined their smartcards with MTC’s digital price tag machines as a way to introduce a not unusual mobility card that may allow smooth transition of commuters across different modes of shipping. The ETMs had been upgraded with a software to conduct the trials. The same card can be used to avail CMRL feeder services and products and at station parking rather a lot.

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