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Updated December 19th, 2023 at 13:47 IST

Bengaluru's Namma Metro falls short of expected target of 7 lakh daily ridership despite expansion

With the opening of these two small sections, the Purple Line becomes 44 km long, connecting Challaghatta in the west to Whitefield (Kadugodi) in the east.

The Namma Metros in November earned revenue of Rs 51.22 crore.
The Namma Metrs in November earned revenue of Rs 51.22 crore. | Image:Social media
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Bengaluru: Falling short on its expected ferry, the city in November ferried 6.64 lakh passengers per day on average, significantly lower than the expected target of 7.75 lakh after the opening of a direct Purple line.

Authorities thought that ridership would easily increase to 7 lakhs, after the opening of the 1.87 km Baiyapanahalli-KR Pura and the 2.1 km Kengeri-Challaghatta section of the Purple line on October 9, the average ridership would increase, but instead, it decreased significantly.

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The Baiyappanahalli-KR Pura section is of crucial importance because it connects the standalone Whitefield line to the rest of the metro network.

With the opening of these two small sections, the Purple Line becomes 44 km long, connecting Challaghatta in the west to Whitefield (Kadugodi) in the east.

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Before this, the metro’s average daily ridership was 6.2 lakh. In October, this figure rose to 6.40 lakh as a total of 1.98 crore passengers travelled by the metro that month. October 9 saw the highest ridership at 7.66 lakh.

As per stats, in November the ridership increased by just 25,000.

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The Namma Metros in November earned revenue of Rs 51.22 crore. The highest single-day fare revenue was Rs 2.08 crore on November 2, as per the data.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Published December 19th, 2023 at 13:47 IST

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