Delhi Metro Carries 1.8 Million (18 Lakh) Passengers For the First Time Ever
Within six days of registering its highest ever ridership, the Delhi Metro has broken this record also yesterday i.e, on Monday, 01st August 2011 when over 18 lakh people traveled on the Metro throughout the day. This was the first time that DMRC carried over 18 lakh passengers on a single day.
Delhi Metro recorded the highest ever ridership figure of 18, 30,944 on 01st August 2011
, which surpassed the earlier record set just last Monday on 25th July, when 17, 71,668
people traveled by the Metro. DMRC is registering an increased ridership on each of the working days (Mon-Fri) for the past two months. The average ridership which used to be around 15.5 lakh during weekdays till May 2011 is now touching 17 lakh on working days, an increase of over 1.5 lakh passengers daily.
On Monday, Metro’s line 3/4 (Dwarka Sector 9 to NOIDA City Centre/Yamuna Bank to Anand Vihar) recorded the maximum ridership at 7,33,715 followed by Line 2 (Jahangirpuri – HUDA City Centre) at 6,41,115 and Line 1 (Rithala – Dilshad Garden) at 2,98,076.
The Metro stations which have witnessed a significant increase in ridership are Barakhamba Road, Mandi House, Rajendra Place, Mohan Estate, Noida Sec-16, Central Secretariat, Patel Chowk, Vishwavidyalaya, Udyog Bhawan, Tis Hazari, Garden Estate etc.
Delhi Metro has added approximately 2.5 Lakh passengers in the first six months of 2011. The average daily ridership which was 13.59 Lakh in January 2011 stood at 16.08 Lakh in July 2011.
Currently, DMRC has a pool of 200 train sets with 69 of these being six coach formations. At present; the Delhi Metro is operational on six lines where more than 2500 train trips are made each day traversing over 69000 KMs in a day. With Phase-III of the network expected to cover about 108 kilometers, the Delhi Metro network will become 295 kilometers by 2016 making it one of the fastest expanding Metro networks in the world carrying about 4 million (40 lakh) passengers.