The Chennai Unified Metropolitan Transport Authority (Cumta) has urged Chennai Metro Rail Limited (CMRL) to extend its connectivity till Kuthambakkam, where a modern bus terminus is nearing completion. This initiative aims to integrate various transport facilities in the city and improve commuting experience for a large number of passengers travelling to and from Bengaluru. As of now, the metro network has been planned only till Poonamalee, and the extension of the Chennai Metro service to the upcoming terminus in Kuthambakkam will greatly benefit commuters.
According to Cumta officials, proper connectivity to major parts of the city is crucial for the successful functioning of the bus terminus. Moreover, the metro connectivity will be particularly beneficial to the residents of Kuthambakkam, which has several educational and industrial institutions. The upcoming state-of-the-art terminal will be spread over 25 acres and will have 70 bays for mofussil government buses, 36 bays for MTC, and 30 for private services. Upon commissioning, it is expected to become a major transit hub in the capital city of Tamil Nadu.