Just two weeks back Chennai metro train service timings were extended till 11 pm and it made huge noises. The amazing news that has emerged now is thousands of air passengers have started using metro trains for catching their night flights. In the past the average number of people using Chennai metro train was 85000 and now this has spiked by about 5000 people.
The officials belonging to CMRL expressed their opinion regarding more people using metro trains now. They revealed about the dip in the number of people travelling by about 5000 a month back. Finally they threw light on how extending the metro train services till 11 pm in the night has resulted in increase in the number of passengers now. It was pointed out that there was an increase of about 1000 to 1500 people using Chennai airport metro station and this increase has been observed between 10 pm to 11 pm in the night.
The point to be noted is even at Chennai Central and Chennai Egmore, 1000 more people use Chennai metro trains and this increase has been noticed in the early mornings. To make the passengers walk up to the metro station at the airport in an easy manner, officials of AAI have been considering a new gate from the arrival hall of the terminals.
Some officials have pointed out about the increase in the number of people walking in and out of the terminals to and from the station. It is now revealed that AAI wants to make the walk to and from the terminal seamless. Train timings of the metro in real time inside the terminals would be displayed in a few weeks of time.
Chennai Metro Rail Limited or CMRL extended the train timings and added early morning as well as late night services on 30th of March 2019 is well known. The important information is the first train from the 4 terminals like Chennai airport, Chennai Central, Chennai Egmore and Washermanpet departs at 4:30 am in the morning and the last at 11 pm. It must not be forgotten that CMRL had started operating metro trains from the year 2015 after partially inaugurating the first phase of the project.