Delhi Metro ridership falls significantly due to fare hike! Even Magenta Line and Pink Line don’t help


Delhi Metro ridership falls significantly due to fare hike! Even Magenta Line and Pink Line don’t help

Average daily ridership of Delhi Metro falls significantly! Following the fare hike in 2017, the average daily ridership of Delhi Metro fell by over 3 lakh, according to data obtained by IE through an RTI (Right to Information) application.

The ridership falls short of DMRC (Delhi Metro Rail Corporation)’s actual ridership projections despite the launch of new corridors after the fare hike. In the month of May 2017, when fare hike took place after eight years, Delhi Metro’s five operational corridors were carrying 26.50 lakh passengers daily.

Around two years later, with a second round of fare hike in the month of October 2017, the same corridors saw a daily average ridership of a little over 23 lakh in the first two months of 2019.

During the intervening period, eight new sections were launched, including the 58-km long Delhi Metro Pink Line and 38-km long Magenta Line, taking the total network length to 373 km with 271 stations in total. Read More

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