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16.2.16

SMALL BUSES AS CONNECTING ONES * India: For CMRL

* Chennai - 100 small buses to connect Metro stations 

(Video, by Thanthi TV - Apr 7, 2015: Petitions Drawn from Public, asking for Possible Routes of 100 New Mini Buses which will be launched shortly in Chennai) 

-- The new services will play a key role in improving intermodal transportation... In what can be seen as a fillip to intermodal transport, 100 small buses will be introduced by March-end to connect Chennai Metro Rail stations across the city. CMRL officials want to have system of common ticketing with the Metropolitan Transport Corporation (MTC) and are waiting for a response from the latter on this matter... The first 50 small buses were rolled out in October 2013 and the second 50 hit the roads in February 2014. Most of the services are concentrated in the southern and western suburbs and some ply in the city. Even areas such as Vengambakkam, Korattur, Avadi, Mittanamalli, Karanodai and Madhavaram, which earlier had poor road connectivity, have been benefitted by the introduction of small buses... However, with the introduction of Chennai Metro Rail, residents wanted more small buses to connect the stations... 
Tamil Nadu, Chennai, India - The Hindu, by VIVEK NARAYANAN - January 31, 2016

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