Kodambakkam to Egmore, Rs.14, with a Metro ride thrown in

Can you travel from Kodambakkam in South Chennai to Dasaprakash on Poonamallee High Road (E.V.R Periyar High Road) at just Rs. 14, throwing in a short hop on the Chennai Metro also? Surprisingly, this is what the ride costs. If you are anywhere in a radius of 500 to 800 metres of the Kodambakkam Suburban… Read More Kodambakkam to Egmore, Rs.14, with a Metro ride thrown in

Chennai Metro has a door-to-door plan, but here’s why it won’t work

So the Chennai Metro Rail Limited, which runs the Central-Airport (25 km) and Airport-AG-DMS (15 km) services has today launched a limited last mile connectivity service using taxis and autos. From what media reports say, it is going to be a twice-an-hour service, with fixed share charges of Rs.10 and Rs.15 for the 3 km… Read More Chennai Metro has a door-to-door plan, but here’s why it won’t work

How to locate Chennai Airport Metro station, Tirusulam suburban rail station

India does a poor job of providing signage, and nowhere is it more evident than at the Chennai Airport. So here are some pointers to finding the Chennai Metro station and Tirusulam suburban train station from the arrivals area. There are no MTC airport buses in operation. When you are leaving the International Arrivals area,… Read More How to locate Chennai Airport Metro station, Tirusulam suburban rail station

Why MTC is sinking and taking the Chennai Metro with it

Chennai’s Metropolitan Transport Corporation (MTC) is no more the monopoly provider of shared rides in the city, with share autorickshaws eating into its ridership on arterial routes. Moreover, it is losing revenues after it raised the fares, without any improvement to bus services or their quality – it had no air-conditioned services to offer this… Read More Why MTC is sinking and taking the Chennai Metro with it