Last-mile discount: Metro cuts fares for share-auto and taxi services

November 10, 2018 11:29 pm | Updated 11:29 pm IST - CHENNAI

Catching on: As of October, 28,032 passengers have used the feeder services.

Catching on: As of October, 28,032 passengers have used the feeder services.

Chennai Metro Rail Limited has announced that it will reduce fares of share-autos and share-taxis to encourage passengers to avail the feeder services.

The reducting in fares of feeder services was announced in a press release.

In an effort to improve last-mile connectivity, CMRL launched feeder services through share-autos and share-taxis at select Metro stations.

Cheaper rides

The last-mile fare for share-auto services has been reduced from ₹10 to ₹5 per ticket and for share-taxi services from ₹15 to ₹10. The revision will be implemented on a trial basis, with effect from Monday upto January 31.

So far, around 47,628 passengers have utilised the feeder services in the months of August and September. In October, a total of 28,032 passengers utilised the share-auto and share-taxi facilities, of which 6,442 utilised the latter and 21,590 utilised the former.

In the same month, around 7,561 availed the services in the Koyambedu and Alandur Metro stations.

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