With most Bluelines off the road, the Corporation records highest earnings in a single day
The Delhi Transport Corporation (DTC) is striking rich, thanks to most of the Blueline buses being off the Capital's roads.
On Tuesday, the DTC surpassed Delhi Metro in revenue collection. The Corporation registered a record revenue collection of Rs 3.3 crore in a single day. So far, average fare collection of DTC had been recorded at around Rs 2.5 crore while Delhi Metro's average cash collection is nearly Rs 2.75 crore.
A senior DTC official told MiD DAY it was the highest collection DTC has ever made on a single day.
The Corporation has a fleet of nearly 6,500 buses. "On Tuesday, 5,500 buses were sent out and in the evening schedule the number of buses was 4,500 buses," he said. " While it collected Rs 19 lakh from outsourcing buses to schools, Rs 2.87 crore was collected by ferrying passengers and Rs 21 lakh from concessional passes which DTC offers to diverse categories on Tuesday," the official added.
The officials said that in the past fifteen days, this was the third occasion when the Corporation collected over Rs 3 crore in a single day. "The major factor in the increase of revenue is that only 300 Blueline buses are operating currently. Another factor can be overcrowding and erratic service of Delhi Metro in recent times," said a transport department official.
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|In comparison |
Delhi Metro's highest revenue was recorded on November 8 which was Rs 3.14 crore.
DTC's highest revenue was Rs 3.3 crore on Tuesday.
Average ridership of Delhi Metro is around 16.25 lakh passengers while DTC's average ridership is around 30 lakh passengers.