Delhi Metro Records Highest Ever Ridership
With summer at its peak and admissions underway in Delhi University, the Delhi Metro recorded its highest ever ridership on Monday i.e, 13th
June 2011 with about 17 lakh people traveling by it throughout the day.
Delhi Metro recorded the highest ever ridership figure of 16, 93,488 on 13th June 2011,
which surpassed the earlier record set on 14th February, when 16, 66,569 people
traveled by the Metro. Moreover, DMRC also witnessed the second highest ridership figures on very next day i.e, Tuesday, 14th June 2011 when a record 16, 73,801 people
traveled by the Metro.
DMRC is also registering a ridership of over 16 lakh on each of the working day (Mon-Fri) for the first time in this month. The average ridership which used to be around 15.5 lakh during weekdays till May 2011 is now touching 16.5 lakh in June 2011, an increase of over one lakh passengers daily.
On Monday, the Metro’s line 3/4 (Dwarka Sector 9 to NOIDA City Centre/Yamuna Bank to Anand Vihar) recorded the maximum ridership at 6,47,738 followed by Line 2 (Jahangirpuri – HUDA City Centre) at 5,99,384 and Line 1 (Rithala – Dilshad Garden) at 2,88,972.
The increase in ridership is mainly reported from Line-2 and Line-3/4 which account for almost 75% (approx. 12 lakh) of the total passengers travelling by the Metro as on date. The ridership of Line-2 in May 2011 was 4.9 lakh which is touching 5.42 lakh in the month of June 2011. Similarly, the ridership of Line-3/4 in May 2011 stood at 5.78 lakh whereas; it is 6.2 lakh in June 2011.
The stations which have registered an increase of 20% and above in this month so far are given below:
||Entry/Exit (May 2011) *
||Entry/Exit (June2011) *
* All figures are rounded off.
Currently, over 150 train sets (including four and six coach trains) are in operation on the six lines of Delhi Metro. A total of 51 trains of six coach formation are commissioned on Line-1(1no.), Line-2 (26 no.) and Line-3/4 (24 no.) till date.
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 day. With Phase-III of the network expected to cover about 108 kilometers, the Delhi Metro network will become 295 kilometers by 2015 making it one of the fastest expanding Metro networks in the world carrying about 4 million (40 lakh) passengers.