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August 2, 2012

Two lakh people travel by Delhi Metro on Raksha Bandhan eve

New Delhi: The Delhi Metro achieved a milestone on Wednesday,when close to 2.2 million people traveled on it on the eve of the sibling festival of Raksha Bandhan. This was the second time in a span of ten days that DMRC carried over 2.1 million passengers in a single day. Delhi Metro recorded the highest ever ridership figure of 21, 95,999 on August 1, which surpassed the earlier record set on July 23, when 21, 26,763 people traveled by Metro. On Wednesday, all six Metro lines grossed the highest ridership individually also. The line-wise breakup of ridership for August 1 is given below: Line-1: ( Dilshad Garden to Rithala) -- 336,873 Line-2: (Jahangirpuri to HUDA City Centre) -- 776,699 Line-3 & 4: Dwarka to Noida City Centre/Anand Vihar) -- 847,022 Line-5: (Inderlok to Mundka) -- 78,902 Line-6: (Central Secretariat to Badarpur) -- 156,503 Total: 21,95,999 In order to cater to this increased ridership, the Delhi Metro also opened additional ticket counters at 24 Metro stations, including Dilshad Garden, Shahdara, Seelampur, Jahangirpuri, Azadpur, Adarsh Nagar, M G Road, IFFCO Chowk, HUDA City Centre, Vaishali, Uttam Nagar East, Dwarka Mor, Moolchand, Sarita Vihar, Badarpur etc. In the last three months, Delhi Metro has registered a significant increase in its overall ridership. Its average daily ridership has increased from 1.73 million in April to 1.90 million in July.

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