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Mumbai Metro ferries record 60 crore commuters in 65 months

Mumbai Metro ferries record 60 crore commuters in 65 months
Mumbai Metro ferries record 60 crore commuters in 65 months

The number of days taken to ferry every ’10 crore’ commuters has fallen consistently since inception, with the first 10 crore taking 398 days and the most recent one taking just 264 days

In a landmark achievement, the Reliance Infrastructure-run Mumbai Metro One Ltd (MMOPL) has ferried over 60 crore commuters in just 65 months of operating the Andheri-Versova-Ghatkopar metro corridor.

According to its spokesperson, the unparalleled feat was possible due to its world-class services, customer-centric experiences and flawless operational excellence.

“Every additional growth in ridership by 100 million (10 crore) on Mumbai Metro is noteworthy as the number of days taken to achieve it consistently decreasing, proving it is indeed the new lifeline of Mumbaikars,” the spokesperson said.

The corridor notched its first 10 crore commuters in 398 days of starting operations. The next ’10 crore’ came in 388, 337, 300 and 273 days. The most recent 10 crore commuters, which took the tally to 60 crore commuters, were achieved in a record 264 days.

The MMOPL also witnessed growth on various routes last year with the three toppers being the Andheri-Western Express Highway-Andheri (27 percent), Andheri-Chakala, JB Nagar-Andheri (17 percent) and Ghatkopar-WEH-Ghatkopar (13 percent).

“This increase establishes MMOPL as a preferred mode of transport for travelling between suburban stations of Andheri and Ghatkopar and short-lap stations,” said the spokesperson.

Meanwhile, Saki Naka, Chakala, Marol Naka, WEH and Airport Road have emerged as the five upcoming stations on the 11.4-km long route.

Mumbai Metro offers daily 422 trips on weekdays. It has operated 135,248 train trips from October 2018-September 2019 with a 99.9 percent punctuality rate and 100 percent train availability.

Another benchmark of operational excellence is Peak Hour Peak Direction Traffic, which stands at 25,326 commuters.

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