Staff Reporter

NEW DELHI: The Delhi Metro recorded its highest ridership on Monday, ferrying over 11.34 lakh passengers on its network. The steep rise in ridership that stood precisely at 11, 34,756 has earned the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation a revenue of Rs.1.92 crore.

A DMRC official attributed the rise in ridership to the sweltering heat and the start of the admission session in Delhi University. “The rise in temperature is one reason why more people are choosing the metro over other modes of transport. The coaches are air-conditioned and extremely comfortable in this heat,” said a DMRC spokesperson.

“Strike by the petro pump owners on Monday is another reason why some private vehicle owners chose to use the metro. Also, with admissions to Delhi University about to begin, there is a rise in the footfalls on that route as well,” he added.