Having broken ridership records in 2022, Nagpur Metro, today Sunday (1st January) reached another milestone when its ridership crossed 2 lakh mark. The ridership till 8 pm was 2,02,608. The figure is expected to further go up till the end of the Metro services at the end of the day.
In anticipation of the increased turnout, Maha Metro increased train timings till 10.30 pm from all four terminal stations. Maha Metro achieved this milestone just three weeks after the Nagpur Metro Rail Project Phase-I was dedicated to the nation by the Hon Prime Minister.
The packed train coaches and rush of commuters at Metro Stations was an example of the huge ridership that Maha Metro achieved today. On 18th December, just a week after two lines of Maha Metro were inaugurated, Maha Metro had crossed 1.5 lakh margin. On 25th December that was followed by ridership of 1,68,630. Nagpur Metro has surpassed that figure too today.
A ridership campaign and carnival was organized by Metro from December 24 to 31 to make the passengers aware of the importance of Nagpur Metro and to entertain them during their journey. Many activities like magic shows, music events, exhibition of antique items, metro samwaad were conducted under this and Nagpurians recognized these efforts by travelling in large numbers. As part of these efforts, Maha Metro had organized a music event at Freedom Park. Seniors as well as children had a good time in this event.
The increase ridership is a testimony to the quality planning, design and execution that went into it. The selection of routes, with Sitabuldi Interchange as the central point is another aspect why Maha Metro ridership has seen a vertical trend. The fact that Maha Metro organised Samwaad (interactive sessions), started Mahiti & Sahyog Kendra is another factor which helped in motivating Nagpurians to commute by Metro.
In fact, given the trend for some time now, Maha Metro ridership has been continuously on the two lines rise and considering these factors and anticipating this commuter rush, Maha Metro had deployed required staff at all levels to handle the increased commuters. Maha Metro thanks Nagpurians for all their support and co-operation in reaching this milestone and hopes for continued assistance in the future too.