New Delhi, Nov 24 (UNI) On a day when the ongoing India International Trade Fair in the Capital received a whopping 1.2 lakh visitors, the Delhi Metro notched its highest ridership level ever with over eight lakh people traveling by the metro system.
The Metro ridership touched 8,03, 653 yesterday, the highest ever, a spokesperson of the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation said.
Nearly one lakh footfalls alone were recorded on the Pragati Maidan Metro station on the Dwarka-Indraprastha line of the Metro, the spokesperson said.
The previous highest ridership level was recorded by the Metro on October 15 when 7,95, 780 people traveled by the Metro system, the spokesperson said.
The spokesperson attributed the jump in Metro ridership level to the ongoing India International Trade Fair. In fact, 1.2 lakh people visited the IITF yesterday.
Another reason for the high ridership was pre-Gurupurab festivities, today being Guru Nanak's birthday.
On an average, Metro has a ridership level of 6.5 lakh per day.
However, ever since the beginning of the IITF on November 23, the ridership has risen to an average of seven lakh.