August 6, 2009 5:16:24 am
For the Delhi Metro,the week began on a high note in every way. With a record 9.92 lakh commuters travelling on the Metro on Tuesday,the corporation raked in Rs 1.24 crore.
A day before,on Monday,9.26 lakh commuters used the Metro,generating the highest-ever revenue of Rs 1.25 crore since the Metro began operations on December 25,2002.
According to a commuter survey,43 per cent of Metro passengers use two or three trains during each trip. This means that the actual train occupancy yesterday was 14.21 lakh, DMRC spokesperson Anuj Dayal said.
The sharp increase in ridership was attributed to Raksha Bandhan and according to sources,the Metro has seen high ridership close to the festival even in previous years.
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Yesterday,Line 3 (Dwarka Sector 9 to Yamuna Bank) had the maximum ridership at 3.96 lakh,followed by Line 1 (Dilshad Garden to Rithala) at 3.05 lakh and Line 2 (Jahangirpuri to Central Secretariat) at 2.89 lakh.
Delhi Metro ran 60 extra train trips today and had deployed additional personnel to cater to the Raksha Bandhan rush. Stations like Yamuna Bank,Rajiv Chowk,Jahangirpuri,Shahdara,Seelampur,Dilshad Garden,Dwarka Mor and Uttam Nagar (East) witnessed the heaviest rush today.
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