Delhi Metro witnessed 25 pc ridership rise in June

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New Delhi, Jul 1 (UNI) The Delhi Metro recorded an increase of almost 25 per cent in its ridership in June this year from the corresponding month in 2007.

The ridership jumped by almost 10 per cent in just a month since May, said a DMRC spokesperson.

The upswing in ridership came in wake of the opening of Shahdara- Dilshad Garden line of Phase II, admissions in the Delhi University and spread of Metro feeder buses services.

In June, the average daily ridership was 702,731 and it remained over 720,000 on each working day. In June last year, the average daily ridership stood at 563,095. Thus, in just a year, the daily ridership increased by 139,636, a rise of 24.79 per cent.

The corresponding period also recorded an upsurge of 31.62 per cent in the daily average revenue (from Rs 62.63 lakh in June 2007 to Rs 82.44 lakh in June 2008).

From May and June this year, the ridership climbed from 641,463 to 702,731, an increase of 9.55 per cent.

In this period, the daily average revenue was increased by 11.49 per cent (from Rs 73.93 lakh to Rs 82.44 lakh).

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