Tamil Nadu Chennai Coronavirus News September 11, 12 Highlights: Over one crore people have travelled in city buses since the Tamil Nadu government resumed public transport services from September 1, the Metropolitan Transport Corporation (MTC) said on Friday. The MTC said a revenue of over Rs. 10 crore has been collected in the last 10 days by operating more than 2,400 buses daily. According to a release from the MTC, about 1.01 crore commuters have travelled in its operated buses since September 1.
About six lakh people had travelled on day one of service and gradually the numbers increased. Owing to the increase in patronage, the corporation enhanced its services covering the areas catered by the suburban train service which has been temporarily suspended to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
Meanwhile, Tamil Nadu recorded 5519 positive cases of COVID-19 on Friday, bringing the state tally to 4,91,571. The state recorded 77 deaths, putting the state toll at 8231.
As of Friday, the number of active COVID-19 cases in Tamil Nadu is 47,918. Till date, 2,96,478 males, 1,95,064 females and 29 transgenders have tested positive for the virus in the state.