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Monorail ridership down to 10k from 15k

DNMUM422297 | 9/15/2018 | Author : Mehul R Thakkar | WC :243

While the operations of Chembur-Wadala Monorail were restarted almost two weeks ago, its average daily ridership has gone down by around 30 per cent. Its daily average ridership is now around 9,000 to 10,000 pasesengers daily. Earlier, when it was operational between February 2014 and November 2017, ridership was around 15,000 passengers daily.
The Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA) feels that since it restarted only two weeks ago, commuters will take time to come back, and for which it also rolled back its plan to increase fares. They feel increasing fares would have increased revenue but would also lead to a decrease in ridership.
An MMRDA official said, “Ever since Monorail operations restarted
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