Mumbai: The 11.04 Km Versova Andheri Ghatkopar(VAG) metro corridor that was thrown open earlier this month created a global record by carrying over 7.5 million commuters in less than a month of its operation.
Commencing its commercial operation on 8th June, the Mumbai Metro has crossed the 7.5 million mark of its total ridership within 23 days on 30th June, 2014. “Carrying over 7.5 million commuters in less than a month is indeed an exemplary achievement by itself. Mumbai Metro has become a part and parcel of Mumbaikars’ lives in last three weeks.
It has completely changed the dynamics of commuting in Mumbai. Commuting on the 11.4 km highly congested corridor – connecting Ghatkopar in East Mumbai with Versova in West – was a nightmare even a few weeks ago. Now, it has perhaps become the most commuter-friendly corridor in comparison with other congested stretches in Mumbai,” said an MMOPL spokesperson.
Immediately after the launch of commercial operation, Mumbai Metro had registered over 2.4 lakh daily ridership, which, within a few days, had increased to 2.5 lakh and further to 5 lakh registering 100% increase in passenger traffic in less than a month. More info