Metro records highest ridership of 23 lakh on a single day

Delhi Metro

Adding yet another feather to its cap, Delhi Metro has registered an all-time record ridership of nearly 23 lakh passengers on a single day.

A total of 22.89 lakh people travelled on all six operational lines of the Delhi Metro yesterday creating a record.

It surpassed the earlier record set on November 27 when 22.77 lakh people traveled by the Metro.

A Delhi Metro spokesman said out of the 22.89 lakh people who travelled on the Metro, more than half took two over-crowded Metro corridors that connect the capital with Gurgaon, Noida and Ghaziabad.

While 8.8 lakh people travelled on the Noida/Ghaziabad Line, 8.1 lakh people took the Gurgaon line. Delhi Metro had projected that its ridership would be 20 lakh by 2011 but it has surpassed the figure.

From its initial figure of 82,000 in December 2002, Metro's ridership is increasing steadily since 2009 after the Noida, Gurgaon and other small corridors were thrown open to public.

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