Transportation in Chennai through local bus network is efficiently managed by the Metropolitan Transport Corporation (MTC). They ply a number of air-conditioned and non-air conditioned buses to every nook and corner of the city.
Cabs and taxis are readily available for sightseeing in Chennai and are very much in demand. Ola Cabs, Meru Cabs, Uber and many more run taxis in the city. Autorickshaws are also available in all parts of the city.
Operators like Savaari Car Rentals and Zoomcar provide cars for self-driving in the city. However, if unfamiliar to the territory, you can opt for Chauffeur-driven cars.
The Chennai Metro is still under construction but some routes have started operation. Currently, it covers the stations from Koyambedu to Alandur, over a distance of 10 km.
Local trains or suburban trains are another reliable way to travel within Chennai. Faster than the bus services, they are also within budget constraints. Chennai Central Suburban Railway Station, Chennai Beach Suburban Railway Station, Tambaram Suburban Railway Station, Chengalpet Suburban Railway Station etc. are a few of the important suburban railway stations.
Even though it is not possible to cover all the attractions in Chennai, walking tours of certain parts of the city offer visitors a unique insight into the local lifestyle. Carrying an umbrella or a wide-brimmed hat as protection from the Sun is advisable.
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