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Blog Entry# 1966838
Posted: Aug 19 2016 (08:28)

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Aug 19 2016 (08:26)   Metro breaches the 33 lakh mark

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Nearly 14 years after it began its operations, ridership in the Delhi Metro breached the 33 lakh mark on Wednesday, the eve of Raksha Bandhan. Not just that, August so far has clocked nine of the 10 daily ridership records of the Delhi Metro.
On Wednesday, 33,61,911 people availed the metro, with the ever-busy Blue Line (Dwarka Sector-21 to Noida City Centre/Vaishali) recording the highest ridership with 12,03,915 passengers. On Thursday, 21.66 lakh passengers used the mass rapid transit system till 8 p.m.
The Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) revealed that the Yellow
Line (Samaypur Badli to HUDA City Centre), recorded the second highest number of commuters at 11,68,410 on Wednesday, while 4,56,427 people took the Red Line (Dilshad Garden to Rithala).
The Airport Express Line, which surpassed the daily ridership mark of 50,000 for the first time last Friday, saw a ridership 48,160 on the eve of Raksha Bandhan. The previous year’s ridership record of 3,204,756 on August 28 was broken on August 8 this year, when 3,269,413 commuters hopped on to the metro.
The DMRC’s network currently spans around 213-km. It ran 106 extra trips on Wednesday in anticipation of this expected increase in number of users due to the festival.
“Besides, we are already running extra trips on Saturdays and Sundays during the month to account for the annual trend of an extra rush around this period,” said a metro official, attributing the surge in August to festivities, beginning of a new academic session in colleges and the monsoon.

Aug 19 2016 (08:28)
rdb*^   31936 blog posts   436470 correct pred (82% accurate)
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Slowly Delhi metro is getting over-crowded too

Aug 19 2016 (10:03)
Ashish Sharma~   281 blog posts   959 correct pred (70% accurate)
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To reduce the crowd in the Delhi Metro few initiative taken by as fallow:

As on 31st March 2015, the Company has a total of 1306 coaches (220 trains). Apart from extensions on various existing lines, two new lines viz. Line 7 & 8 are proposed in Phase III. 486 coaches (81 six car trains) being procured for these two new lines will have advance feature of Unattended Train Operation (UTO). Additional 258 Broad gauge (BG) coaches for Line 1 to 4 and 138 Standard Gauge (SG) coaches for Line
5 & 6 are proposed to be procured for augmentation/extensions to cater to the increased traffic. Resultantly, at the end of Phase III, there would be 2188 coaches (333 trains). Barring a few 4 car trains on Line 5, 93% of the trains would operate either in 6 car or 8 car configuration at the end of Phase III.

Aug 19 2016 (10:06)
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Aug 24 2016 (03:37)
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Proud on DMRC.
Superhit Delhi Metro.

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