The Metro lines that carry Delhi
The Yellow and Blue lines of Delhi metro take the load of over 60% of Metro ridership.Updated: Jul 29, 2019 07:59 IST
Two of Delhi Metro’s lines constitute a disproportionately high majority of ridership in its entire network, according to DMRC disaggregated figures available from its six fully operational lines for the first time.
373km: Total network length
4.7mn: Average daily passengers (May-June)
5.5mn: The highest recorded footfall (on May 27, 2019)
2 LINES, 60% RIDERS
The Yellow and Blue lines take the load of over 60% of Metro ridership. The Yellow Line, which connects areas such as Samaypur Badli with Gurugram, is the most-utilised corridor with daily footfall of 1.45 million in June 2019. Close on its heels is the Blue Line with 1.43 million passengers daily.
The Magenta Line, which connects Noida and Janakpuri through south Delhi, had the lowest utilisation figures with the recorded average daily passengers under 350,000 — less than a quarter of Yellow and Blue Lines
LENGTH AND RIDERSHIP
Even if lengths are factored in, ridership on Yellow and Blue Lines are higher. For instance, the Yellow Line (48km) is only 29% longer than Magenta Line (37km), but it gets 350% more riders. Similarly, the Red and Green Lines are shorter than the Magenta Line, but both get around 50% more daily passengers
First Published: Jul 29, 2019 07:59 IST