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Over Two Million (20 lakh) Passengers Travel by Delhi Metro on the eve of Rakshabandhan, sets landmark by surpassing the figure which was targeted for December 2011

The Delhi Metro which as been scaling new heights in terms of ridership every week in recent months has set another milestone on Friday, 12th August 2011 when over 20 lakh people traveled on the Metro throughout the day. This was the first time that DMRC carried over 20 lakh (Two Million) passengers on a single day. Thus, fulfilling DMRC Managing Director, Dr E Sreedharan’s dream of achieving this magical figure a good five months ahead of his projected target of December 2011.

Delhi Metro recorded the highest ever ridership figure of 20, 66,925 on 12th August 2011, which surpassed the earlier record set on 01st August 2011, when 18, 30,944 people traveled by the Metro. For the last two months, Delhi Metro has been registering an increased ridership. The average daily ridership which used to be 14 lakh in May 2011 jumped to 15 lakh in June 2011 and further to over 16 lakh in July 2011.

The Delhi Metro network which was just 87 kms in January 2010 added another 110 kms in a period of over next one year and has been considered as one of the fastest Metro expansion in the world. DMRC today spans over a network of 187 Kms and 143 Metro stations including the Airport Line. The daily operations of Metro from January 2010 to till date has also increased manifold and it was repeatedly ensured by Dr E Sreedharan that the city continues to get one of the most punctual, reliable and comfortable Metro system in the world. In its efforts, the Delhi Metro not only increased the peak hour frequency to an all time high of 2.3 minutes but also kept on increasing the length of trains from four coaches to six coaches. The process of converting four to six coach trains started in December 2010 and till date 74 six coach trains are running on Line 1, 2, 3 and 4, out of a total pool of 200 train sets. This has enabled DMRC in ensuring that more and more commuters are now using Metro comfortably in reaching out to their destinations in Delhi-NCR region. Another 26 six coach trains will be added by the end of December 2011.

On Friday, Metro’s each of the six lines grossed highest ridership in individual capacity too. The linewise breakup of ridership for 12th August 2011 is given below:

Line-1

(Dilshad Garden to Rithala)

Line-2

(Jahangirpuri to HUDA City Centre)

Line-3 & 4

Dwarka to Noida City Centre/Anand Vihar)

Line-5

(Inderlok to Mundka)

Line-6

(Central Secretariat to Badarpur)

Total

333,548

714,384

798,498

60,179

160,316

20,66,925


DELHI METRO’S JOURNEY TOWARDS 20 LAKH RIDERSHIP WITH IMPORTANT MILESTONES:

DATE

TOTAL RIDERSHIP ON THAT DAY

CROSSED RIDERSHIP FOR THE FIRST TIME

25-Dec-02

(Metro started its operations on this day)

114,835

1 Lakh

06-Jun-06

529,500

5 Lakh

04-Aug-09

10,08,696

10 Lakh

27-Sep-10

15,43,371

15 Lakh

15-Nov-10

16,25,406

16 Lakh

13-Jun-11

17,10,271

17 Lakh

01-Aug-11

18,30,944

18 Lakh

12-Aug-11

20,66,925

20 Lakh

The above figures indicate the addition of over three lakh passengers in a short span of two months and growing popularity of DMRC as a well trusted Mass Rapid Transport System in the country. In fact, DMRC has added over five lakh passengers in last one year i.e, from September 2010 to August 2011.

METRO’S OPERATIONS AS ON DATE VIS A VIS 01ST JANUARY 2010

AS ON 01ST JANUARY 2010


No. of Trains in time table

No. of trips

Total Running Km

Ridership

Line-1

22

426

9547

202473

Line-2

18

558

7535

223483

Line-3/4

38

413

14916

346237

Liane-5

0

0

0

0

Line-6

0

0

0

0

Total:

78 out of a total of 100 train sets

1397

31998

772193

ASON 12th AUGUST 2011


No. of Trains in time table

No. of trips

Total Running Km

Ridership

Line-1

23

470

10622

333548

Line-2

50

610

21287

714384

Line-3/4

57

700

27186

798498

Liane-5

10

281

3879

60179

Line-6

15

361

6618

160316

Total:

155 out of a total of 200 train sets

2422

69592

2066925

For this massive operation of over 2400 train trips in a day with over 69000 kms being run with a punctuality rate of over 99%, Dr. Sreedharan has also congratulated his team of officers and staff from operation and maintenance wing for their contribution in providing the commuters one of the most reliable, comfortable and punctual Metro services. With Phase-III of the network to cover about 118 kilometers including Fardiabad, the Delhi Metro network will become 308 kilometers by 2016 and is expected to carry about 4 million (40 lakh) passengers.



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