New Delhi: The Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) has releases its cumulative ridership data for the financial year 2016-17. According to press release, the cumulative ridership of the Delhi Metro within this financial year crossed the one billion mark (100 crores) on 29th March 2017 for the first time, further establishing DMRC as the mass transportation backbone of the National Capital Region (NCR).
DMRC further clarified that since 1st April, 2016, a total of 1.001 billion (100.165 crores) passengers have traveled by the Delhi Metro till last night, registering a 6.56 percent growth in average daily ridership since the last financial year 2015-16. The average daily ridership has increased by 43 percent in the last five years.
|Average daily ridership (in millions)||Network length|
|2012-13||702.95 (70.29 cr)||1.93||190|
|2013-14||801.70 (80.17 cr)||2.20||190|
|2014-15||870.91 (87.09 cr)||2.39||193|
|2015-16||946.95 (94.69 cr)||2.59||213|
(Till 29thMarch, 17)
|1001.65 (100.165 cr)||2.76||213|
The Delhi Metro today ranks 10th in terms of ridership among the 34 top Metro systems of the world.
“The Delhi Metro currently operates with a fleet of 227 train sets comprising of 128 six coach, 58 eight coach and 41 four coach trains across all its corridors. The process of adding 258 new coaches to the fleet to augment the carrying capacity of the system has been started since last October and the process is scheduled to be completed by the end of the next financial year.”, added by an official.