Delhi Metro ridership reached the 33 lakh mark on Raksha Bandhan which DMRC claimed an all time high. 

According to DMRC spokesperson, as many as 33,61,911 commuters availed the metro on August 17. The Airport Express line had surpassed the daily ridership mark of 50,000 for the first time last Friday. 

"The busy Blue Line, that connects Dwaraka Sector-21 to Noida City Centre/Vaishali, recorded the highest ridership with 12,03,915 passengers. Yellow line, another busy corridor, which stretches from North Delhi’s Samaypur Badali to Gurgaon’s HUDA City Centre recorded the second highest number of commuters at 11,68,410 while 4,56,427 people took the Red Line that connects Dilshad Garden to Rithala," said a metro spokesperson. 

Besides, the DMRC said that the last year’s record of 3,204,756, on August 28, was broken on August 8 this month when 3,269,413 commuters availed the metro services, fast expanding and emerging as the national capital’s lifeline in the absence of a robust public transport system. 

"DMRC’s network currently spans around 213 km. It ran 106 extra trips on Wednesday in anticipation of this expected increase in number of users due to the Raksha Bandhan festival," said DMRC spokesperson. 

Meanwhile, as per DMRC, the metro is already running extra trips on Saturdays and Sundays during the month to account for the annual trend of an extra rush around this period, due to festivities, commencement of colleges and the monsoons.