Pragati Maidan station recorded a new high of 1,32,160 footfall

Over 1.3 lakh people took the Delhi Metro on Sunday to reach Pragati Maidan to visit the ongoing India International Trade Fair, recording a new high in footfall.

“At 6 p.m. on Sunday, Pragati Maidan station recorded a footfall (entry and exit) of 1,32,160, a new high. Another 50,000 footfall is expected in the remaining hours of the day,” a DMRC spokesperson said. Last year, the highest footfall was recorded at 1,07,000. The average footfall of Pragati Maidan on regular days is around 25,000.

The overall ridership at 8 p.m. on Sunday stood at 16.22 lakh. Last Sunday, at 8 p.m. it was 14.52 lakh.

Senior officials and staff at Pragati Maidan station and inside the Trade Fair area are facilitating and guiding passengers since morning, the spokesperson said. Crowd and ticket management, including security checks, are all being managed smoothly and it is ensured that no passenger or visitor faces inconvenience, he added. Inside the Trade Fair, DMRC officials are also guiding and making announcements for the visitors to purchase metro tickets/cards from special counters inside gate 10 of Pragati Maidan to avoid last minute rush at the station, the spokesperson said. —PTI

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