Hyderabad: A whopping 19 lakh passengers have traveled in Metro trains in the last 13 days since its launch on November 29, setting yet another national record in patronage.
On Sunday, authorities said nearly 1.75 lakh passengers traveled in the Metro Rail services while on Saturday Metro registered a patronage of 1.40 lakh passengers.
Passengers continued to throng the Metro stations and in an effort to make things convenient for passengers, extra ticket counters were operated at Miyapur and few other stations.
“Even after two years of operations, Chennai Metro registers a ridership of about 25,000 passengers a day,” said Hyderabad Metro Rail Limited Managing Director NVS Reddy.
There is a considerable change in passenger behaviour at the Metro stations too. Majority of the passengers, especially those who are not familiar with using escalators and automatic door closures, were fast learning about the Metro rules and travelling in the trains without any inconvenience, said Reddy.