For the commuters who are living far off from the nearest metro station to their home, Mega Cabs are going to start sharing cabs in August for more than 21 stations.Phase 1, which is teamed up with 42 functional stations, 11 of those stations have the convenience of share auto or share cars. The numbers are told by the Chennai Metro Rail Limited (CMRL) officials.
42 cars with a capacity of 5 individuals have been bought by Mega Cabs.
"Now the firm is in the process of getting permissions and subsequently it will start branding these vehicles. All cars will have the name and logo of CMRL for people to easily identify that the vehicle is ours and travel to the nearest station,”an official said.
"Commuters can open the CMRL mobile app and if they click on a specific icon for the service, the vehicle will pick them up if they are in a 3-4 km vicinity,”the official said.
In the following weeks, CMRL will be installing boards with information about the new stations with this facility.
"This is done to ensure that there is no congestion and the vehicles are not parked haphazardly on the road. The boards will also be helpful for people to know there is last-mile connectivity available,”he said.