Record one million commuters ride Mumbai Metro in just 59 hours

Jun 11, 2014, 20:58 IST | A Correspondent

Mumbai Metro carries double the number of commuters compared to Delhi per kilometre per hour

Mumbai Metro has set a record by registering a footfall of over one million commuters since the commencement of its services on June 8.

On Wednesday at 4.30 pm, Mumbai Metro crossed the one-million mark of ridership. It had achieved the feat within 59 hours of operations started on the 11.04-km long highly congested stretch between east and west Mumbai, read according to a MMOPL press release.

Mumbai Metro commuters enjoy the ride on Tuesday. Pic/Nimesh Dave

“Carrying one million commuters within 59 hours is an exemplary achievement by itself. This once again proves the overwhelming acceptance of Mumbai Metro by the people and places it much ahead of other Metro systems available in the country,” said a MMOPL spokesperson.

“This is the only metro system in the country that carries an average of 1,487 commuters per kilometre per hour. Precisely, it carries almost double the number of commuters every day as compared to Delhi Metro,” said the spokesperson.

Delhi Metro, that operates on 190-km long network and caters to 25 lakh commuters every day, carries an average of about 740 commuters per hour per day.

Starting its commercial operation on June 8, Mumbai Metro, registered a ridership of 2.40 lakh commuters within 11 hours of the start of operations. On the second day, it registered a footfall of 2.92 lakh commuters in 18.30 hours (full day operation between 5.30am and 12 midnight) and 2.97 lakh commuters in 18.30 hours the next day. On June 11, starting at 5.30 am the Mumbai Metro carried 1.71 lakh commuters till 4.30 pm and thus made it the first metro service in the country that has carried 1 million commuters in just 59 hours.

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