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Delhi Metro reopening: Metro gets overwhelming response from commuters

With opening-up Red, Violet and Green Lines, Delhi Metro has resumed its operations on most of the metro lines with adequate safety measures

Delhi Metro gets overwhelming response from commuters on the third day

New Delhi: On the third day since DMRC has opened-up metro doors, the Delhi Metro got tremendous response from the commuters. Beginning with Yellow Line, Delhi Metro has resumed its services on the most of metro lines with adequate safety measures such as hand & bag sanitizers, social distancing norms etc. Initially, Metro has started its operations with fewer trips and subsequently will be increased as the operational timing of services will be extended on September 11 & 12 with the opening of other lines in a graded manner. With opening up Red, Violet & Green lines from today, the Delhi Metro has seen an overwhelming response from commuters. Here is how people reacting with the resumption of metro services.

With the services available on most of the Metro Lines now, Delhi Metro has witnessed a significant increment in ridership of over 47,600 commuters in morning hours from 7 am to 11 am. The total ridership includes the ridership of Line 1, Line 2, Line 3 & Line 4, Line 5, Line 6 and Line 7 of 2,474; 18,406; 17,443; 1,699; 4,151; 3,427 and 47,600 respectively. While yesterday's (September 9) overall passenger boarding’s on operational Lines was 1,03,412. This information has been given by the Delhi Metro in an official statement on Thursday.

Read also: Delhi Metro reopening: Metro services to resume on Red, Violet & Green Lines from Sep 10

Delhi Metro further said, “It is reiterated that actual utilisation of a Metro system is reflected from the number of journeys performed by a passenger in completing his/her journey by using one or more lines (passenger boardings or line utilisation) and not by ridership alone. Therefore, provision of sharing ridership figures is an interim arrangement till all Lines are re-opened by September 12.

“To reflect the true utilisation of Delhi Metro’s network by passengers, DMRC will revert to line utilisation (passenger journeys) figures after September 12 and no ridership figures shall be shared,” it added.

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