New Delhi, Sep 9 (UNI) With the services available on multiple Lines from Wednesday (Yellow, Blue and Pink Lines), the total ridership was approx 33,300 in the morning hours of 0700 hrs to 1100 hrs, a DMRC spokesperson said. Giving Linewise breakup of approx ridership during the four hours in morning, the spokesperson said the ridership on Yellow Line was 21,900, on Blue Line it was 9,600 and on Pink Line it was 1,800.
‘However, it is clarified that actual utilisation of a Metro system is reflected from the number of journeys performed by a passenger in completing his/her journey by using one or more lines(line utilisation) and not by ridership alone. Therefore, provision of sharing ridership figures is an interim arrangement till all Lines are re-opened by September 12,’ the spokesperson said.
‘To reflect the true utilisation of Delhi Metro’s network by passengers, DMRC will revert to line utilisation (passenger journeys) figures after September 12,’ the spokesperson said.
As part of the Stage-I of graded resumption of Metro services, the Delhi Metro on Wednesday resumed operations after 171 days on its Blue Line, from Dwarka Sector 21 to Electronic City/Vaishali (65.35 km and 58 stations) and Pink Line, from Majlis Park to Shiv Vihar (57.58 km and 38 stations).
Services are available on both of these Lines from 0700 hrs to 1100 hrs in the morning and from 1600 hrs to 2000 hrs in the evening, along with Yellow and Rapid Lines, which are already operational since Monday, as per the given timings.
The DMRC resumed its services on Yellow Line and Rapid Metro, as per the graded resumption plan on Monday, after remaining closed for 169 days, due to the global pandemic of Novel Coronavirus.
The Delhi Metro resumed its services on Monday morning on Yellow Line, from Samaypur Badli to HUDA City Centre, including Rapid Metro, Gurugram at 0700 hrs, with all safety measures in place to check the spread of COVID-19 in the Metro premises, which requires everyone to follow a new normal of social distancing, face mask and hand sanitisation.
The metro services in the NCR region were suspended from March 22, following the outbreak of COVID-19 in the country.