The India International Trade Fair (IITF) this year has helped the Delhi Metro ridership touch a new high.
The Delhi Metro recorded its highest-ever ridership of 9.5 lakh on November 24 and much of the credit goes to IITF as most chose the metro as their mode of transportation to this fair.
With venue being a stone’s throw away from the Pragati Maidan station, the fair was visited by a crowd of more than one lakh on each of the last six days.
According to a statement issued by the the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) on Sunday, the total of 9,51,432 people who used the metro on November 24 helped it rake in a revenue of Rs 1,12,64,910. This is DMRC’s highest earning on a single day to date.
The Indraprastha-Dwarka route, known as Line 3, seemed most popular among commuters on that day as it recorded a ridership of 4 lakh. While the Dilshad Garden to Rithala line was used by 2.9 lakh people, the Central Secretariat to Vishwavidyala line had a rideship of 2.6 lakh on the same day.
A survey says 43 per cent of Metro passengers use two or three trains during each trip.
According to final ridership figures available, the total footfall (entries and exits) at the Pragati Maidan station during the 14-day trade fair, which started on 14th November, 2008, was 12,67,937.