Chennai Metro fares slashed, capped at Rs 50

CHENNAI: The Tamil Nadu government on Saturday revised and reduced metro train fares. The maximum fare was brought down from Rs 70 to Rs 50 while the minimum fare of Rs 10 remained unchanged.
The new fares will come into effect from Monday, February 22.
In a release, the chief minister said the fares were reduced following requests from people.
Commuters will have to pay Rs 20 for travelling between two and five kilometres, Rs 30 for five to 12km, Rs 40 for 12 to 21km and Rs 50 for 21 to 32km.
Passengers using QR code tickets and smartcards will get a 20 per cent discount.
One-day trip cards will cost the same Rs 100, including the new 9km line.
A monthly pass will also be the same Rs 2,500 covering the new line.
Passengers will get a 50 per cent discount on Sundays and public holidays.

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