Delhi Metro ridership crosses 800,000 passengers

July 30th, 2008 - 8:53 pm ICT by IANS  

New Delhi, July 30 (IANS) Delhi Metro has registered a record passenger flow of 800,000 people every day since Monday and has grossed Rs.9 million revenue from ticket sales on each day, an official said Wednesday. “The number of passengers using the Delhi Metro has crossed 800,000 per day for the last two days consecutively. Ridership Monday was 805,000 while the ridership Tuesday was 814,000,” said Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) spokesman Anuj Dayal.

“This is the first time when the Metro ridership has crossed 800,000 on two consecutive days,” he added.

He said that about 43 percent of Metro passengers use two to three trains during each trip as they interchange lines. This means the actual train occupancy for the last two days was over 1.15 million.

Delhi Metro is the modern mass transport system of Delhi. It runs over a network of 68 km and construction works are on to add 125 km more.

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