In two months, Mega Cabs will begin operations in the city, providing last-mile connectivity to all Chennai Metro stations.
Over 120 share autos and cars will be operating in all 32 stations in the 45-km phase I network, sources in Mega Cabs said.
When the phase I project is completed in a few weeks with the inauguration of the last stretch from AG-DMS to Washermanpet, Metro officials said they would want to expand the share auto and car services to all stations so that the number of people using the system goes up significantly.
“All big stations like Alandur, Chennai Central, Tirumangalam and Chennai Airport, used by the maximum number of people, will have four share autos and four cars each and the smaller stations will have three share autos and three share cars,” an official said.
In talks with companies
Mega Cabs plans to run hatchbacks and is in talks with various companies like Hyundai. “Once we finalise, we will know which model will be used. We plan to start services in all 32 stations by mid-March. This will greatly help commuters,” an official of Mega Cabs said.
Once operational, commuters can book cabs from the Chennai Metro Rail app.
The inspection by the Commissioner of Metro Rail Safety (CMRS) continued for the third day on Monday with trains being tested in the 10-km stretch from AG-DMS to Washermanpet.
The team of officials looked at the working of the signalling system.
“The trials went fine but some corrective measures have been suggested, which are being taken up immediately,” an official said.