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Over 1 million travelled on Mumbai Metro in 59 hours!

June 12, 2014 08:54 IST


Photographs: Courtesy, Reliance Metro

Over 10 lakh commuters travelled on the city's first Metro, which covers the 11.4 km-long Versova-Andheri-Ghatkopar corridor, in the 59 hours since the commencement of its services on June 8.

Over 1 million travelled on Mumbai Metro in 59 hours!


Photographs: Hitesh Harisinghani/Rediff.com

"On Wednesday, till 4.30 pm, metro has crossed the one million mark of ridership that it achieved within 59 hours of operation since inception of commercial operation," a release from Mumbai Metro One, an arm of Reliance Infrastructure, said.

Over 1 million travelled on Mumbai Metro in 59 hours!


Photographs: Hitesh Harisinghani/Rediff.com

This is the only Metro in the country that carries an average of 1,487 commuters per km per hour, it added. 

Over 1 million travelled on Mumbai Metro in 59 hours!


Photographs: Hitesh Harisinghani/Rediff.com

"Precisely, it carries almost double the number of commuters every day as compared to Delhi Metro. This proves the overwhelming acceptance of Mumbai Metro by the people." 

Over 1 million travelled on Mumbai Metro in 59 hours!


Photographs: Hitesh Harisinghani/Rediff.com

The company has offered a promotional fare of Rs 10 for the first 30 days irrespective of the distance travelled. 

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