‘Over 50,000 commuters in Mumbai not taking Metro after fare hike’

Source: TNN

MUMBAI: The MMRDA has claimed that there is significant fall in ridership by over 50,000 per day after the fare hike came into effect from January 9.

Mumbai Metro One Private Ltd (MMOPL), which was allowed to increase charges by Bombay high court, had claimed that there was a marginal dip of around 5,000 commuters on Monday, the first working day after fares went up. The revised slabs are Rs 10, Rs 20, Rs 30 and Rs 40 (depending on the distance one travels).

“The average ridership was 3.04 lakh per day on January 5 and 3.03 lakh on January 6. However, on January 12 and January 13 the figure was 2.67 lakh and 2.63 lakh respectively,” a MMRDA official said.

“It’s too early to judge the trend from these figures. We will have to wait for one or two weeks to get a clear picture,” he added. More info

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