Festival rush: Metro sees highest ridership

Festival rush: Metro sees highest ridership

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Namma Metro clocked its highest daily ridership of 4.49 lakh on Wednesday, thanks to the Dasara holiday rush which also meant a long weekend for many. 

Holidays bring more people to the metro as many seek to go out of the city.

The introduction of the six-car metro has also helped ridership cross 4 lakh barrier. 

The second six-car train introduced last month has taken it further to Rs 4.5 lakh on Wednesday. The Purple Line (Byappanahalli-Mysore Road) recorded more than 2.43 lakh while the Green Line ridership reached 2.05 lakh. 

The previous highest ridership of 4.36 lakh was recorded on September 9.