Chennai’s first metro ride inagurated by Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Ms. J. Jayalalithaa
Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Ms. J. Jayalalithaa inagurated the First service of Chennai metro. The eagerly awaited CMRL project will make Chennai stand alongside Kolkata, New Delhi, Bengaluru, Mumbai and Jaipur to have metro connectivity.
Here is the hepline number for Chennai Metro Rail – 18604251515
As Chennai joins the metro bandwagon, here’s a snapshot into the amenities of the much-awaited service: Passenger capacity of each train: 1,200; Average speed of train: 35 kmph; Maximum operating speed: 80 km/hour; Duration of halt in each station: 30 seconds
Facts About Chennai Metro :
A The trains run on a fixed time table everyday. The timetable is prepared the previous day factoring in frequency, peak and non-peak hour etc. An announcement system is in place to inform passengers of an incoming train.
In case of an emergency, a passenger can get in touch with train operator. He communicates with the operation control centres who in turn intimate it to the next station controller to deboard the passenger.
Operation Control Centre (OCC) is the nerve centre where all trains of Chennai Metro Rail will be monitored.
Currently, there are seven people in OCC including chief controller and traffic controllers.
If the driver falls ill during train operation, the train automatically applies emergency brake and stops
If there is a problem at the OCC, the control is transferred to backup stations like Ashok Nagar and Koyambedu
The trains are currently tested on both manual and automatic mode.
Chennai Metro Rail trains are equipped to run without train operators. But for a while, they will run with train operators.
Here are a few tidbits you need to know about Chennai’s metro:
*Two corridors – Washermenpet to Chennai Airport ; Chennai Central to St. Thomas Mount
*Service will be operational for 19 hours – from 5 am to midnight
*There will be a total of 32 stations (- 19 underground and 13 elevated)
A look at the fare chart:
Route map inside the train showing the next station