At least 50,000 people who use road for commuting took the Metro on Monday as 10,500 auto-rickshaws went off the roads due to the suspension of their permits. The move led Delhi Metro to register the highest ridership ever.
Delhi Metro registered an all time high ridership on Monday with a record of more than 16-lakh commuters traveled
by Metro, said a Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) spokesperson.
"Generally 15 lakh to 15.5 lakh commuters use the fleet on a day. But on Monday the ridership showed a steep trek possibly due to inadequacy in auto service," said the spokesperson.
Earlier, prior to the Games, Metro ridership had crossed 15 lakhs on September 27 when Delhi Traffic Police had enforced restrictions of vehicular movement on Commonwealth Games dedicated lanes. "On September 27, 15,56,563 commuters traveled by Metro on a single day," said the spokesperson.