Chennai Metro Rail limited has announced its plans to provide space to private cab operators like Ola and Uber to set up kiosks at metro stations across Chennai. This facility will be available in elevated stations at Koyambedu, CMBT, Vadapalani, Ekkatuthangal, Ashok Nagar,Alandur and Chennai Airport, while Shenoy Nagar, Thirumangalam and Nehru park stations will have the cab counters in underground stretch.
This facility is primarily for senior citizens and those who don’t use mobile phones to avail these cab facilities. The cab operators are expected to set up their kiosks in a month.
This move is as part of CMRL’s plan to provide last mile connectivity to the public. Currently, there are mini buses plying through Metro stations. CMRL also plans to provide free bicycles for hire in metro stations.