Metro ridership crosses 8 lakhs; 8.05 lakh on July 28

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New Delhi, Jul 30 (UNI) The Delhi Metro has notched up another achievement to its credit with its ridership level crossing the eight lakh mark in the last two days.

''The number of passengers using the Delhi Metro has crossed eight lakh per day for the last two days consecutively. Ridership on Monday (July 28) was 8.05 lakh while the ridership yesterday was 8.14 lakh,''DMRC spokesperson Anuj Dayal said.

The Metro ridership on the entire system yesterday crossed 11.5 lakh as according to a recent commuter survey, about 43 per cent of Metro passengers use two or three trains during each trip when they travel on the Delhi Metro as they interchange lines.

''This means the actual train occupancy yesterday reached 11.58 lakh,''Mr Dayal said.

The earning of the Delhi Metro from passenger revenue is around 90 lakh per day on both these days consequently.

''This is the first time when the Metro ridership has crossed eight lakhs on two consecutive days,''Mr Dayal said.

DMRC sources said the average ridership on the Delhi Metro has been going up steadily since June when it was 7.02 lakh. Since then it has increased by 24 thousand passengers per day and became 7.26 lakh in beginning of July.

The DMRC has ordered 131 more trains to cater to the additional traffic. Some of these train would have six coaches on those stretches which are very crowded. The trains are currently being manufactured and will be pressed into service as soon as they are ready from next year onwards in a phased manner.


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