Mumbai Metro 8th densest network in the world


By , TNN

MUMBAI: The Mumbai Metro has emerged as the eighth densest network in the world with 9.20 crore passengers using a 12-km long corridor since it was opened to public on June 8 last year.

The Versova-Andheri corridor has an average ridership of 2.60 lakh commuters per day as it is the most speedy east-west corridor and connects the important suburban stations – Andheri on Western Railway and Ghatkopar on Central Railway.

The ridership figures in the first year impressive in comparison to Delhi Metro, which had seen a 39-lakh ridership in its inaugural year.

The chief executive officer of R-infra-promoted Mumbai Metro One Private Ltd, Abhay Kumar Mishra, said, “It is a matter of pride that we were able to execute and operate this major project without any hiccups. Usually, it takes time for any new system to get stabilized. But in case of the Mumbai Metro, the system got stabilized within days of inauguration.” More info