The Chennai Metro is a rapid transit system serving the city of Chennai in Tamil Nadu, India. Currently Chennai Metro network has 32 active stations. The first operation began on 29th June 2015 for the public. The average speed of operation is 35 kilometres per hour (22 mph) and maximum speed is 80 kilometres per hour (50 mph). Chennai Metro is also planning to use solar power for five of its stations on the elevated corridor, with a production capacity of 200 KW. The minimum fare is Rs. 10 and the maximum fare is Rs. 60. There is a discount of 50% for all journeys taken on Sundays and public holidays, applicable with single journey tokens (rupees 5 to rupees 30) and Stored Value Cards (rupees 4 to rupees 27).
There are four types of tickets issued by CMRL for travel in Chennai metro:
1. Single journey tokens which needs to be purchased each time for every journey at the ticket counter.
2. Stored value cards (SVC) are pre paid, rechargeable, travel cards that can be purchased at any ticket counter against a refundable deposit of rupees 50. They can be recharged up to a maximum of rupees 2000.
3. Trip Cards are for persons travelling between the same two stations regularly.
4. Tourist Cards provide the card holders unlimited ride on the Chennai Metro for 1 day.
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