Twitter
Advertisement

Mumbai: In a first, Monorail sees influx of commuters

The daily ridership of about 12,000 to 15,000 people rose to around 25,000 as on Thursday; the MMRDA expects it to double with a footfall of 30,000 people by Friday.

Latest News
Mumbai: In a first, Monorail sees influx of commuters
Revenue collected on January 8, 9, and 10 amounts to Rs 4,87,060 while that collected on January 5, 6, and 7 was to Rs 2,93,416
FacebookTwitterWhatsappLinkedin

TRENDING NOW

    The Wadala-Chembur Monorail corridor that barely has any takers on a regular day, came to the city's rescue following the BEST strike since Tuesday. As a result, the Monorail's ridership rose by almost 80 per cent in four days.

    The daily ridership of about 12,000 to 15,000 people rose to around 25,000 as on Thursday; the MMRDA expects it to double with a footfall of 30,000 people by Friday.

    The MMRDA stated, "The Monorail has cumulatively carried 72,249 commuters on January 8, 9 and 10, 2019, that is, 30,295 more commuters as compared to the immediate previous three days on January 5, 6 and 7, 2019 when it carried 41,954 commuters."

    The statement read, "The revenue collected on January 8, 9 and 10 is Rs 4,87,060. So Rs 1,93,644 more than what was collected on January 5, 6 and 7 when a revenue of Rs 2,93,416 was collected."

    Further, the ridership of Versova-Andheri-Ghatkopar Metro-1 also went up resulting in additional 12 trips daily to cater to the increased crowd. Starting Tuesday, busy stations like andheri and Ghatkopar saw long queues. The Metro-1 carries around four lakh passengers daily on weekdays. The suburban railway carried 40,000 more passengers in these four days.

    On Friday, transport commissioner, Shekhar Channe also held meetings with bus owners association and taxi unions. Sources said that the government has asked them to operate private buses — which usually operate for schools, offices and picnics — for the public. "I have asked the private bus owners to run buses especially to and from railway stations," Channe said.

    On Friday, 200 buses were run in areas like Andheri, Borivali, Dadar, Mantralaya, Kurla, Ghatkopar and so on. On Saturday, 1,000 buses will be put on road for the public across the city.

    Opportune

    The Monorail has cumulatively carried 72,249 commuters on January 8, 9 and 10, 2019, that is, 30,295 more commuters as compared to the immediate previous three days on January 5, 6 and 7, 2019 when it carried 41,954 commuters, read a statement released on Friday by the MMRDA

    Find your daily dose of news & explainers in your WhatsApp. Stay updated, Stay informed-  Follow DNA on WhatsApp.
    Advertisement

    Live tv

    Advertisement
    Advertisement