Delhi Metro records highest ridership of over 26.84L commuters

Written by PTI | New Delhi | Updated: Jul 23 2014, 03:01am hrs
The Delhi Metro has recorded its highest ever ridership of 26,84,132 passengers with the maximum number of commuters taking Line 3 and 4 to Dwarka Sector 21 to Noida City Centre and Vaishali.

The highest ridership recorded throughout the day was 26,84,132 yesterday, which surpassed the earlier record set on August 19, 2013 when 26,50,635 people had travelled by the Metro.

About 10,09,276 passengers take the Dwarka Sector 21 to Noida City Centre and Vaishali, while 9,76,549 commuters travel by Line 2 from Jahangirpuri to HUDA City Centre.

While Line 1 from Dilshad Garden to Rithala saw a footfall of 3,58,578 commuters throughout the day, about 2,17,429 passengers took Line 6 from Central Secretariat to Badarpur and 99,757 travelled through the Inderlok/Kirti Nagar to Mundka line.

According to DMRC Executive Director (corporate communication) Anuj Dayal, a slew of measures have been taken by Delhi Metro to cater to such a huge ridership.

Additional 136 coaches have been added since last year and the average speed of trains has been increased from 33 KMPH to 36 KMPH.

During peak hour, headways between trains in Line 2 has been improved from 2 minutes 38 seconds to 2 minutes 18 seconds and in Line 3 and 4 it has been improved from 2 minutes 45 seconds to 2 minutes 36 seconds, Dayal said.

Additional 200 Automatic Fare Collection Gates have also been installed at various stations, he added.