Delhi Metro: ‘Extra traces, rise in avg distance’

DMRC maintains that absolute ridership doesn’t mirror “total passenger consolation” by way of availability of a number of different routes, discount in commuting time between many elements of the town, and rise in common distance travelled by commuters.

In keeping with the DMRC, between Might 2017 and February 2019, the common distance travelled by commuters rose from 16.49 km to 17.39 km, which the company attributed to extend in community size, making it potential for commuters to journey higher distances.

The company additionally identified that “line utilisation” has risen. Line utilisation is an idea developed to think about an individual’s commute throughout corridors, versus counting ridership, the place an individual is counted solely as soon as no matter the traces he used to achieve his vacation spot.

For instance, a passenger travelling from Gurgaon’s MG Street station to Noida’s Sector 16 can be counted solely as soon as as a part of the ridership depend. The identical particular person can be counted thrice below the road utilisation — the Yellow line until Hauz Khas, Magenta line until Botanical Backyard, and Blue line until Sector16.

Line utilisation figures have risen with launch of newer corridors — from 39.70 lakh in Might 2018 to 50.75 lakh in February 2019. In case of ridership, passengers are counted based mostly on token gross sales and good card customers are counted after they punch out.

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