Spike in Delhi Metro ridership,crosses 20 lakh six times in June

The Delhi Metro has registered a significant rise in its overall ridership,with the figure crossing the 20-lakh mark six times in June so far,a Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) release said.

Written by Express News Service | New Delhi | Published: June 21, 2012 1:07:44 am

The Delhi Metro has registered a significant rise in its overall ridership,with the figure crossing the 20-lakh mark six times in June so far,a Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) release said.

The average ridership increased from 17.88 lakh commuters per day in May 2012 to 19.02 lakh in June.

It has also registered its highest ever ridership of 20,94,067 commuters on June 11 surpassing the earlier record of 20,83,755 set on August 12 ,2011.

In June,it crossed the 20-lakh mark in ridership six times so far,while it had crossed this mark only thrice in May.

In an effort to manage the increase in patronage,the Delhi Metro is taking new measures to upgrade its commuter facilities across the network.

“In order to ensure smoother movement of commuters,we will install over 200 Automatic Fare Collection (AFC) gates at different Metro stations. In addition,five new lifts have also been installed at some Metro stations,” the DMRC statement read.

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