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Discounted parking fare for Chennai Metro passengers from tomorrow

This offer also enables discounts in monthly parking passes, based on the travel history and number of rides carried by the passenger in the last 30 days

Discounted parking fare for Chennai Metro passengers from tomorrow

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CHENNAI: As a way to increase ridership and for passenger convenience, the Chennai Metro Rail Limited (CMRL) has introduced discounted parking prices from Wednesday, however, this new parking price will only be applicable to regular passengers holding travel cards.

Besides discounted parking prices, passengers will also get discounts on monthly parking passes, which will be based on travel history and ridership frequency for the last 30 days.

On the other hand, non-metro rail commuters and irregular passengers will see a hike in parking charges from today. This step has been taken to avoid vehicle pile-ups of non-metro commuters, at parking lots.

According to CMRL, the new tariff will be applicable at parking lots of all 36 metro stations. The charge to park a two-wheeler using a Metro card for up to six hours is Rs 10, more than 12 hours is Rs 20, and the charge to park the bike beyond service hours is Rs 50.

On the contrary, non-commuters/irregular commuters will have to pay Rs 20 for 6 hours, and Rs 40 for more than 12 hours to park their two-wheelers.

In the case of four-wheelers, non-commuters/irregular commuters will be charged Rs 30 for six hours and Rs 60 for more than 12 hours. This amount is, respectively, Rs 10 and Rs 20 higher compared to regular commuters.

Additionally, in the case of a parking pass, the monthly parking pass for the bike, where the commuter has taken less than 15 rides on the Chennai Metro train is Rs 750. While the travel card holder with a minimum of 15 rides in the last 30 days will have to pay Rs 500 and Rs 250 in the case of 30 rides in the last 30 days.

For details regarding discounted parking, CMRL has urged passengers to contact metro train station parking staff, check the parking fee details on the CMRL website -- and banners placed at Metro train stations.

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