380th Madras Day: A ride through Madras’ history

The Metro train rocks gently and passengers sit on blue chairs as the sights of the city zip past them. This familiar scene in the Chennai Metro will now boast a twist.

The New Indian Express, in association with Chennai Metro Rail Limited, is bringing in Madras Day with a special ride for Chennaiites with their Retro to Metro programme. The programme is set to flag off at Koyambedu Metro station on August 22 and will offer 25 passengers a free ride in a special cabin of the Metro till August 25.

The ride will begin from Chennai Central Station and end at the Airport, and bring the participants back. The cabin will be decorated with rare and old pictures of Madras. The ride will be conducted during non-peak hours twice a day between 11 am and 5 pm.

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