New Delhi: The line utilisation of the Delhi Metro network has risen to 54.26 lakhs in September 2019 from 40.25 lakhs, in May 2018, which is an increase of 35%. Line utilisation is calculated by the number of corridors used by a passenger to reach their destination.
- DMRC (Delhi Metro Rail Corporation) tweeted,”Delhi Metro is truly Delhi NCR’s backbone. In Sep 2019, Line Utilisation grew to 54.26 Lakh from 40.25 Lakh in May 2018, a hike of 35%. At this pace we are truly #UncloggingDelhi.”
- It said in a follow-up tweet, “In a span of just 2 years, the average daily passenger kilometre has seen an increase of over 27%. What was 406.01 lakh km in October 2017 has witnessed a tremendous growth to 517.39 lakh km in September 2019!”.
- In December 2002, the Delhi Metro began its first services on Shahdara-Tis Hazari corridor of Red Line.
- Over the years, the network has spanned length and breadth across Delhi-NCR and carries more than 20 lakh passengers per day.
- Currently, Delhi Metro spans nearly 350 km, having over 250 metro stations and 9 colour-coded lines.
About Delhi Metro:
- Currently, the Delhi Metro network consists of about 389 Km with 285 stations.
- The network has now crossed the boundaries of Delhi to reach NOIDA and Ghaziabad in Uttar Pradesh, Gurgaon, Faridabad, Bahadurgarh and Ballabhgarh in Haryana.
- This network also includes the NOIDA – Greater NOIDA Aqua Line.
- In addition, the 11.6 kilometre long Rapid Metro also connects with the Delhi Metro network at Sikanderpur station of Yellow Line.
- The Rapid Metro provides connectivity within the satellite city of Gurugram.