Mumbai Metro crosses 40Cr passenger mark in nearly 4 years of operations
The city’s only metro line, the Versova-Andheri-Ghatkopar metro corridor has crossed the 40 crore passenger landmark, after nearly four years of operations. The Reliance Infra-led Mumbai Metro One route has also registered a 13% increase in the number of passengers travelling in 2017-18, Mumbai Metro One Private Limited (MMOPL) spokesperson said.
“The Mumbai Metro One crossed a major landmark when it carried its 400 millionth passenger on Monday. The fourth 100 million ridership has been achieved in only 300 days,” the spokesperson said.
According to MMOPL, the passengers between the sections Andheri and Western Express Highway (WEH) has gone up by 48 %. As per the data provided by MMOPL, the passengers between Andheri and WEH stations were 1, 63,793 in March 2017, which went up to 2, 42,583 in March 2018. On the other hand, the MMOPL recorded a 45% passenger rise on the route between Andheri and Azad Nagar. The section had seen 1,40,652 passengers in March 2017, which increased to 2,04,510 in March 2018.
Andheri and Ghatkopar remain the stations with the maximum ridership of 1,05745 and 87,116 respectively on a typical weekday. The MMOPL attributed the increase in ridership to attractive deals for the last mile-connectivity from all the stations.