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Delhi Metro ridership reaches 2 million

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The Delhi Metro achieved a milestone in the second week of August by carrying over 2 million passengers in one day.

It surpasses its previous record of 1.8 million passengers who travelled on the Metro at the start of August.

The 187 km long metro rail service network includes the Airport Express service. The line has 143 Metro stations and is well connected to the Delhi- National Capital Region (NCR).

For the past few months, the Delhi Metro has been registering an increased ridership.

The average daily ridership averaged at 1.4 million in May 2011 and jumped to 1.5 million in June 2011, the Delhi Metro Rail Corp said in a statement.

According to DMRC’s estimates, the achievement is well ahead of their projected target period.

The operating company is in the process of converting all of its four coach trains into six coach ones and is also planning to buy new trains.

The DMRC has set aside close to $6 billion for purchasing new coaches in the next few years.

With Phase-III of the network set to cover 118 kilometers including Fardiabad, the Delhi Metro network will become 308 kilometers by 2016 and is expected to carry 4 million passengers a day.


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