Delhi Metro ridership has breached the 33 lakh mark, reaching an all-time high. During August, nine out of the ten daily ridership records of the mass rapid transit system have been logged.
As many as 33,61,911 commuters availed the Metro on August 17. The Airport Express line had surpassed the daily ridership mark of 50,000 for the first time earlier. Providing the breakup, Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) said the ever busy Blue Line, that connects Dwaraka Sector-21 to Noida City Centre/Vaishali, recorded the highest ridership with 12,03,915 passengers.
Yellow Line, another busy corridor, which stretches from North Delhi´s Samaypur Badali to Gurgaon´s HUDA City Centre recorded the second highest number of commuters at 11,68,410 while 4,56,427 people took the Red Line that connects Dilshad Garden to Rithala. The previous year´s record of 3,204,756, recorded on August 28, was broken on August 8 when 3,269,413 commuters availed the services.