Chennai Metrorail Limited (CMRL) collected Rs 48,400 as penalty from passengers, who failed to wear face masks properly, since the operations resumed in June.
According to a CMRL statement, a penalty of Rs 200 is being imposed for not properly wearing face masks in metro trains and at metro stations. “A total of 242 passengers have been levied penalty from June 21 to August 31 for non-adherence and a sum of Rs 48,400 has been collected as penalty,” the statement added. CMRL has been running passenger services since June 21 and presently, the trains are operated with 50 per cent capacity as per the instructions of the state government.
Meanwhile, more than 22.74 lakh passengers have travelled in metro trains from August 1 to August 31. Since June 21, after the services were resumed, a total of 44.76 lakh passengers have travelled in metro trains. During the month of July, more than 18.46 lakh passengers used the services.
“In the month of August, a total of 35,180 passengers have utilised the QR Code ticketing system, while 12,19,967 passengers have used Travel Card Ticketing System. CMRL offers a 20 per cent discount on QR Code ticketing and a 20 per cent discount while using Metro Travel Cards,” the statement added.