Over 2 years into Covid, Bengaluru Metro recorded highest ridership and revenue in June | bangalore

ByPathi Venkata Thadagath | Edited by Swati Bhasin

Since the start of the pandemic, the Bengaluru metro – for the first time – passed the 5,000,000 step mark in June. Public transport ridership has remained affected since the coronavirus hit the country two years ago.

As of June 4, 5,07,450 people had boarded the Namma Metro, believed to be the highest figure after March 2020, according to the Bengaluru Metro Rail Corporation Limited (BMRCL).

BMRCL has also seen a huge increase in revenue. On June 6, a total income of Rs. 1, 29, 82,164 was collected which would be the highest daily income after the Covid outbreak.

In a news bulletin, the authorities also said Namma Metro reached 99.98 percent operational efficiency in the month of June.

Recently, photos of crowded subway stations had gone viral on social media when furniture giant IKEA opened its first store in the Nagasandra area, close to the Greenline section of the Namma subway.

On September 7, 2020, Namma Metro had resumed operations after a hiatus of about five months due to the pandemic.

Later, the restrictions during the second wave of Covid in India and the option of working from home chosen by most employers in the city took a heavy toll on the income of this public transport.

However, with the latest figures released by BMRCL, Namma Metro appears to be on the right track.

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