Mumbai Metro I sets highest ridership record

Mumbai Metro I broke new ground on Monday as 3.8 lakh commuters travelled on the 11.4 km Versova-Andheri-Ghatkopar corridor--the highest ever weekday ridership since it began operations in 2014. The average weekday ridership is 3.6 lakh.

“The previous highest weekday ridership was recorded on June 28 when it carried 3.7 lakh commuters,“ said a spokesperson. The stations that witnessed the highest footfall were Chakala JB Nagar and Western Express Highway with 10% increase followed by Azad Nagar station with 8% rise and Airport road station with 6% increase.

Officials said the maximum surge of commuters was observed during evening peak hours.“Between 6 pm and 8 pm, over one lakh commuters used the Metro,“ said the spokesperson.

Metro One operates 370 daily trips on weekdays with a train frequency of around 3.5 minutes during peak hours.

On July 4, Mumbai Metro One crossed the landmark of carrying 300 million commuters in around three years.

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