Mumbai Metro hits 25cr passenger mark

The Mumbai Metro (Versova-Andheri-Ghatkopar) has breached the 25 crore mark in passenger count in two years and seven months, the fastest for any metro network in the country . The 11.40 km east-west corridor, built under the public-private partnership model, started in June 2014.

A Mumbai Metro One Private Ltd (MMOPL) official said, “We carried the 250 millionth passenger in 957 days (around 31 months) of operations. We have become the quickest Mass Rapid Transit System to notch up this number in the country .“

MMOPL touched the 20 crore mark in 786 days, and the next five crore were added in 171 days.

Delhi Metro Rail Corporation, which operates the corridor in the capital, touched this figure in five years.The Delhi corridor was 65 km long when it touched this figure. It opened in 2002 and achieved the figure in 2007. Likewise, the 16.45 km Kolkata Metro took almost seven years from 1991 to notch the figure.

Since December, MMOPL has linked up with BEST to provide another convenient last mile connectivity option. BEST operates a feeder service catering to Metro commuters from Saki Naka station to Chandivli and back during morning and evening peak hours. It also tied up with Ola Share for last mile connectivity .

Apart from reduced travel time, Metro officials claimed its superior performance is also because of excellent punctuality records ever since the system came into existence.

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