Delhi Metro Crosses 1.7 Million (17 Lakh) Mark
Within a month of registering its highest ever ridership, the Delhi Metro has broken this record also yesterday i.e, on Monday, 04th July 2011 when over 17 lakh people traveled on the Metro throughout the day. This was the first time that DMRC carried over 17 lakh passengers on a single day.
Delhi Metro recorded the highest ever ridership figure of 17, 20,382 on 04th July 2011, which surpassed the earlier record set just 20 days ago on 13th June, when 16, 93,488 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 the past one month. The average ridership which used to be around 15.5 lakh during weekdays till May 2011 is now touching 16.5 lakh on working days, 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 6,84,503 followed by Line 2 (Jahangirpuri – HUDA City Centre) at 5,97,770 and Line 1 (Rithala – Dilshad Garden) at 2,83,433.
The increase in ridership is mainly reported from Line-2 and Line-3/4 which account for almost 75% (approx. 13 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 touched 5.43 lakh in the month of June 2011. Similarly, the ridership of Line-3/4 in May 2011 stood at 5.78 lakh whereas; it stood at 6.24 lakh in June 2011.
The Metro stations which have witnessed a significant increase in ridership are Barakhamba Road, Mandi House, Mohan Estate, Noida Sec-16, Central Secretariat, Patel Chowk, Vishwavidyalaya, Udyog Bhawan, Tis Hazari etc.
Currently, DMRC has a pool of 200 train sets with 59 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. AD/CPRO/DMRC