Delhi Metro exceeds two million ridership mark six times in June

Living up to its reputation of being the lifeline of the Capital, Delhi Metro touched its highest ever ridership of close to 21 lakh on June 11.

“Delhi Metro registered its highest ever ridership of 20,94,067 on June 11, surpassing the earlier record of 20,83,755 set on August 12 last year. In June, Delhi Metro crossed the 20-lakh mark in ridership, a record six times so far, while it had crossed this mark only thrice till May 31,”  a Metro spokesperson said.

In the last one month, Delhi Metro has registered a significant increase in its overall ridership. Its average daily ridership has increased from 17.88 lakh in May to 19.02 lakh in June.

The increase in the average ridership in June could largely be attributed to more people opting for Metro due to the scorching heat, increase in petrol prices as well as the Delhi University admission rush.

Metro officials said they are taking a host of new measures to upgrade its commuter facilitation amenities across the network.

“In order to ensure smooth movement of commuters, DMRC will install over 200 automatic fare collection gates at different Metro stations such as Kashmere Gate, Noida City Centre, Noida Sector 15, Dilshad Garden and Laxmi Nagar. In addition, five new lifts have also been installed at some Metro stations,” the spokesperson added.

Apart from these measures, the exit gate leading to New Delhi railway station has been redesigned to avoid crowding.

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