Just as DMRC opened its new Line 3 on December 31, the revenue increased 27.79% overnight from the two lines to Rs 36,11,026. This is not all. On January 2, the revenue from the two lines soared to Rs 41, 53,361 — a 46.98% increase in just three days.
The ridership of the two lines reflects a similar upward trend. On December 30, the ridership of the two lines put together was 2,70,525. Addition of the third line to the network next day saw a 9.51% increase in ridership of Lines 1 and 2 to 2,96,248.
To put it simply, now it is possible to travel from Rithala to Dwarka, so far a near-impossible journey, in just Rs 22 and in less than an hour. So far, DMRC’s new Line 3, which is the longest line on the Metro map, has been the top grosser.
On Monday, DMRC scored a record revenue of Rs 69,76,604 from all three lines. Of this, 40.47% of revenue came from the new line, followed by 32.28% from Line 1 Shahdara-Rithala.