Though Tamil Nadu has had only one reported Corona virus case so far, the city government, authorities and individuals must all take the needed measures to prevent the spread of the disease. How well prepared is Chennai today? A reality check by Citizen Matters Chennai.
The aim of any transport hub, like a metro station, should be to make the wait time for a passenger entertaining and hassle-free. This means effectively using the available space in multiple ways, some of which can also help boost non-fare revenue.
The MTC’s small bus service could have provided the much needed last mile connectivity for rail, metro and bus interchanges and yet it proved to be a failure, with the authorities withdrawing them from quite a few routes. Why?
Chennai is expected to grow at 8.1% between now and 2035. Mobility will play a vital role in how the city shapes up and public transit will be central to that. But Chennai Metro needs to do a lot more to rise to the occasion.