In order to accommodate travellers on the holiday of Raksha Bandhan on Wednesday, August 30, 2023, the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) stated that there will be around 106 extra train trips on its corridors.
DMRC also said additional standby trains will also be kept for induction into services to clear the rush if required.
Anuj Dayal, Principal Executive Director of DMRC said that “Delhi Metro will also deploy additional personnel at stations to cater to the extra rush of commuters by operating additional ticket counters.”
In order to avoid crowds at ticket desks, he also asked passengers to purchase QR tickets using the DMRC Travel Mobile App.
At significant Metro stations, guards and Customer Facilitation Agents (CFA) will be stationed to assist and guide travellers that day.
Separately, the DMRC reported today that it registered a record 68.16 lakh passenger journeys on Monday (August 28, 2023), marking the greatest daily passenger journeys ever prior to and following the start of the COVID-19 pandemic.
“This remarkable milestone, achieved yesterday, comes after a period of challenges and reflects the resilience and trust of the Delhi NCR citizens in the world-class transportation system provided by DMRC”, Dayal said,
“This achievement is a testament to the efforts of DMRC’s dedicated staff, the support of the Delhi NCR residents, and the commitment to providing safe, efficient, and eco-friendly transportation services. DMRC continues to prioritize passenger safety and comfort while enhancing connectivity across the Delhi NCR region. This milestone underscores our mission to provide accessible, reliable, and sustainable transportation solutions,” Dayal further stated.