Odd-Even Effect: Over 28 Lakh Passengers Took Delhi Metro on 4 Jan

Delhi Metro officials are saying that the addition of two lakh passengers on Monday was not unusual. 

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January 4, 2016, was the ultimate test day for the odd-even rule. Large numbers of people were expected to use public transportation, mainly the metro. But the number of people riding the Delhi Metro did not make a noteworthy jump.

Although traffic was noticeably less, a total of 28,19,657 people rode the metro, which is two lakh above the daily average of 26 lakh. Metro officials say it was not unusual, especially being the first working day of the week.

  • As per official data, three of the last five working Mondays saw more passengers travelling on the network than January 4.
  • On December 21, 28,88,128 people rode the metro.
  • On December 21, it was 10,61,814 as opposed to yesterday’s 10,09,105.
  • During the 15-day odd-even trial, DMRC has planned to run 70 additional trips daily, taking the total figure to 3,192, to handle passenger rush.

Delhi Metro was successful in handling the expected huge rush on all its lines, on the first working Monday of the year. All necessary measures were already planned in advance and were in place to manage any additional rush of passengers. All lines and stations were thoroughly monitored throughout the day.

Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC)

The DMRC also provided line wise break up, as per which, the busiest Blue and Yellow corridors had 7,68,775 and 7,60,840 people ride on those lines respectively. Over 30,000 people rode the Airport Express Line.

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