Ridership of Delhi Metro Airport Express Line crosses 50K
Three years after Delhi Metro started operating the premium Airport Express Line, its daily ridership has finally breached the 50,000 mark, riding on the back of cheaper fares. “The Airport Express line of the Delhi Metro has recorded the highest-ever ridership of 50,000 on August 12. The overall ridership registered was 50,077. This is the first time that its ridership crossed 50,000,” a Delhi Metro spokesperson said. As per official data, the daily ridership figure of July, 2013, when DMRC had taken over its operations was 10,069. It subsequently rose to around 12,000 in March 2014 and further to 19,466 a year later. On August 28, 2015, more than 32,000 people had taken the 23-km-long corridor, also known as Orange Line.