Highest ridership for DMRC Nov 20, 6.22 lakh travel by Metro trains
New Delhi, Nov 21 (UNI) Thanks to the India International Trade Fair, which seems to be drawing record crowds, the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) has acheived its highest ever ridership with as many as 6.22 lakh people travelling by the Metro trains yesterday.
The ridership of 6.22 lakh, which earned for the DMRC a revenue of over Rs 74 lakh, was the highest ever for the Delhi Metro, a spokesperson of the DMRC said.
Before yesterday, the highest ridership the DMRC had achieved was on Rakshabandhan on August 9 this year when 6 lakh passengers used the Metro.
The spokesperson said the Metro trains running on all the three lines between Shahdara-Rithala, Vishwavidyalaya-Central Secretariat and Indraprastha-Dwarka-Dwarka Sector 9 achieved 100 per cent punctuality with all 1,135 train trips completed on time as per schedule.
DMRC sources said the record ridership level acheived by the DMRC is in large part due to the overwhelmingly large number of passengers using the Metro trains to travel to the IITF.
The DMRC recently inaugurated its Barakhanba Road - Indraprastha extension stretch which included three stations of Mandi House, Pragati maidan and indraprastha.
Consequently, many of those visiting the trade fair can now use the Metro trains. Infact, for the benefit of those visiting the IITF, the DMRC is providing entry tickets to the trade fair at Rs 5 less than the actual rates.
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