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Mumbai Metro gets a footfall of 1 crore commuters in less than a month

Sunday, 6 July 2014 - 9:14pm IST | Place: Mumbai | Agency: dna webdesk

The city's newest mass transit system, the Mumbai Metro, has notched up a tally of one crore commuters, in less than a month since it began its operation.

The Mumbai Metro, which had started its operation on July 7, 2014, has crossed the 10 million mark and has seen a 100% rise in travellers within four weeks. “Gaining over one crore commuters in less than a month is quite an achievement and speaks a lot about the acceptance of the metro by Mumbaikars." 

Earlier this week, the metro had faced a lot of flak for water leakage in one of its compartments. Subsequently, it had also announced services like Wi-Fi connectivity across all its stations.

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The Mumbai Metro, which connects Ghatkopar in East Mumbai to Versova has made over 13,000 trips and covered a distance of over 1.5 lakh kilometres.

A joint venture between Anil Ambani's Reliance Infrastructure and the Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA), it had registered over 2.4 lakh daily commuters, immediately after the launch of its commercial operation, which later increased to 5 lakhs.

“The Mumbai Metro is committed to provide world class service to the city of Mumbai and would be happy to change the way Mumbaikars travel," the spokesperson added. 

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