Chennai Metro rail service began on Monday: 10 top facts
The Chennai Metro rail service has been launched today by Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa. She flagged of the first train through video conferencing from the Secretariat. With this, Chennai joined cities like Delhi, Kolkata, Bengaluru, Mumbai and Jaipur which can boast of a metro rail service all their own. Here are the top 10 facts. The 10 km overhead Chennai Metro rail stretch will connect Alandur in south Chennai to Koyabedu in the north.The minimum fare for the Chennai Metro rail service may be Rs. 10 and the maximum Rs. 40 for this 10 kilometre journey.The Chennai Metro rail bears four coaches with a capacity of 1276 passengers and a seating capacity for 276 and standing 1,000.The Chennai Metro rail ride is anticipated to take less than 20 minutes.