The daily ridership of the Namma Metro has decreased by 1 lakh

Daily profits have decreased from 75 lakh to 55 lakh rupees

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BENGALURU (Metro Rail News): The third pandemic wave has devastated the transportation sector, which was hoped to make up for losses during the previous two years. Ridership on Namma Metro and city buses has already been impacted by the exponential increase in COVID-19 cases and the accompanying restrictions imposed by the State Government.

In less than a month, metro commuters have plummeted from 3.5 lakh to 2.5 lakh. “Ridership had progressively climbed after the second wave of the epidemic, reaching 3.5 lakh daily, but it has now decreased by 1 lakh,” said Anjum Parwez, managing director of Bangalore Metro Rail Corporation Ltd. (BMRCL).

As a result, revenue creation has suffered as a result of this. “Daily profits have decreased from 75 lakh to 55 lakh rupees.” We are following the guidelines set forth by the State Government and are only letting passengers based on seating capacity.”

To avoid overcrowding on platforms, BMRCL agreed to control commuter entry at stations to reduce overcrowding on platforms. As a result, train frequency dropped from 20 to 30 minutes after the weekend curfew was implemented.

If COVID-19 cases rise again, a reduction in ridership in the coming days can be expected, a BMRCL official exclaimed. “People are opting for private modes of transport as a precaution. In addition, the closure of schools and colleges and work from home have also resulted in reduced patronage.” said the BMRCL official.

Commuters on city buses have also decreased. The Bangalore Metropolitan Transport Corporation (BMTC) said daily ridership had dropped to below 20 lakhs from 23-24 lakh. “We saw this kind of decline in the prior two waves as well,” a BMRCL official stated.

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