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CM Shinde congratulates Mumbaikars as new metro lines record over 10 lakh passengers

Updated on: 28 January,2023 05:48 PM IST  |  Mumbai
mid-day online correspondent |

The Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA) data shows that more than a million commuters traveled by metro lines 2A and 7 in the first week

CM Shinde congratulates Mumbaikars as new metro lines record over 10 lakh passengers

CM Eknath Shinde. File Photo

Maharashtra Chief Minister Eknath Shinde on Saturday “thanked and congratulated” the people of Mumbai as the recently launched Mumbai metro lines 2A and 7 recorded over a million passengers in the first week after the launch. The metro lines were made operational for the public on January 20.


The chief minister Shinde also congratulated Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA) for its “efforts in working towards developing an extensive metro network in MMR”. 


The Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA) data shows that more than a million commuters traveled by metro lines 2A and 7 in the first week.


Both metro lines are connected with Metro line 1, creating the first Metro network in Mumbai Metropolitan Region.  As per the MMRDA, due to easy connectivity with the railway line through Metro 1, over 10 lakh commuters have benefited from the functioning of the metro network.

Also read: Mumbai metro lines 2A and 7 record over 10 lakh passengers in a week

On the first day (January 20) there were 84,929 passengers who boarded the metro from the new lines, as per MMRDA data. On the second day (January 21) it rose to 1,29,476 passengers, and on the third day (January 22) -- it recorded 1,33,516 passengers.

A press release by MMRDA mentioned that a total of 20,000 plus Mumbai 1 cards have been issued. The Mumbai 1 is the one common mobility card that gives more convenience for commuters as the Mumbai-1 card helps commuters to travel seamlessly. Besides this, over 75,700 users downloaded Mumbai 1 mobile application on their devices.

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