New Delhi: The average daily ridership, between January 1 and January 13, stood at 27.5 lakh as opposed to the usual 26 lakh, indicating a marginal impact of the scheme that took thousands of cars off the city’s roads.
At 29,74,304, January 11 (last Monday) saw the highest ridership during this period, according to official data released by the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC). The lowest ridership was on January 2 (Saturday), a day after the scheme kicked in, when 24,27,909 commuters took the metro.
The two Sundays, exempted from the scheme, in the intervening period had ridership figures of 18.7 lakh and 21.2 lakh respectively.
Delhi Metro breached the 30 lakh ridership barrier in May last year and which further rose to 32 lakh mark on August 28, the highest ever ridership recorded so far.