MUMBAI: Mumbai Metro One Private (MMOPL) has carried 30 crore passenger since the services began in June 2014 on the 11.4 km Versova-Andheri-Ghatkopar (VAG) corridor. The 11.40 km Versova-Andheri-Ghatkopar (VAG) alignment with 12 stations is the eighth densest metro corridor in the world, and has helped reduce travel time for commuters from 90 to 21 minutes. The train services on this corridor started on June 8, 2014. MMOPL spokesperson said, “We carried the 30th crore passenger on July 4 on the 1123 day of its operation.”
The 10 crore landmark was achieved on July 10, 2015 while the 20 crore ridership was crossed on August 1, 2016. Mumbai Metro One took 398 days to carry its first 10 crore passengers, 388 days for its second 10 core. However, the 30 crore landmark was achieved in in 337 days.
He further said, “The month of June has also been significant as Mumbai Metro One marked its highest ever weekday ridership of 3.71 lakh on June 28, 2017. Last highest weekday ridership of 3.68 lakh was recorded on September 21, 2016.”
MMOPL claimed that this increase has established Mumbai Metro One as the first choice mode of transport for commute between suburban stations of Andheri and Ghatkopar and shorter distance stations. Andheri and Ghatkopar still remain the stations with the maximum footfalls with figures of around 80,000 and 96,000 respectively.
Mumbai Metro One operates 370 daily trips on weekdays. The year 2016-17 also marked high performance levels in punctuality and availability of trains. It operated 1,24,854 train trips with 99.9% punctuality performance.
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