Chennai will add 10 more mini buses to its feeder system for metro passengers.

Ten MTC small buses connecting five metro stations have been launched . MTC has also unveiled 50 pink-coloured buses in which women passengers can travel for free .

CHENNAI (New Delhi): As feeder services for metro rail commuters, ten MTC small buses connecting five metro stations were launched.The routes include the Government Estate metro to the Secretariat, the Guindy Metro to Velachery Vijayanagar bus stop, and the Little Mount station to Taramani and Shenoy Nagar to T Nagar terminus.12 MTC small buses were introduced as feeder buses earlier this year.MTC feeder services are planned to be offered at all 41 metro stations by the CMRL.

The journey takes more time and is exhausting.According to S Geetha, a resident of Tiruvottiyur, introducing a feeder bus from Shenoy Nagar will speed my travel.MTC has also unveiled 50 pink-coloured buses in which women passengers can travel for free.The step is meant to help women identify them from a distance.

Due to the presence of a number of women's colleges and girls colleges, these routes were chosen.Although the aim is correct, MTC seems to have sabotaged it by painting pink only in the front and rear of the buses, leaving the sides unpainted.Although MTC sources claimed that they were unable to paint the whole bus pink due to financial difficulties, managing director Ganesan denied it.The purpose of the method was to distinguish typical buses from express and deluxe buses (where women must pay to travel).

According to N Aruna, a Madipakkam resident and frequent MTC user, it has sacrificed its purpose.