Since the city experienced heavy rain last week and some areas are now under water due to flooding, Delhi Metro appears to have taken over as the area’s preferred and dependable form of transportation.
The first two weeks of July saw a phenomenon that is often only seen on Mondays: passenger journeys during the week have exceeded the 60-lakh threshold on several days. The foot traffic on weekdays often ranges from 55 to 60 lakh. The metro recorded more than 60 lakh passenger rides during the previous two weeks on various weekdays, particularly over the most recent three days, from July 11 to 13.
“These were the days most impacted by rain, especially near areas such as Kashmere Gate, Yamuna Bank, and Mayur Vihar. The pattern of passenger journeys on a higher side establishes DMRC’s reliability in the adverse scenario faced by the capital,” said Anuj Dayal, principal executive director of corporate communications at Delhi Metro Rail Corporation.
DMRC has been adding more trains to the key lines with depots close to Yamuna for the past two days. These lines include the Red, Yellow, Blue, and Magenta lines. This guarantees that DMRC can continue to offer the best services even if these depots are inundated.
“DMRC is keeping a strict vigil on the safety of its systems, equipment and also reviewing the preparedness and planning for further emergencies,” said Dayal.