Delhi Metro becomes the world's seventh busiest metro rail network

Naomi Pandya Posted on: 2018-12-12 11:32:00 Viewer: 854 Comments: 0 Country: India City: New Delhi

Delhi Metro becomes the world's seventh busiest metro rail network

New Delhi (Urban Transport News): The Delhi Metro has become the seventh busiest metro network in the world according to the number of passengers. The latest report from the Union Internationale des Transports Publics (UITP) states that 178.9 million people traveled through Delhi Metro in 2017 and thus became the seventh busiest metro rail network in the world.


Earlier, in the report of the year 2015, the name of Delhi Metro was not listed in the top 10. However, according to the data of the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) website, it was ranked 10th in the world on the basis of statistics of March 2017. According to UITP statistics, 7 out of the top 10 busiest metro networks are in Asia.


Tokyo Metro is ranked first with 346.3 million passengers. Moscow Metro is ranked second with 236.9 million and Shanghai Metro is ranked third with 204.4 million. Beijing Metro is ahead of India with 198.8 million, Seoul Metro 188.5 million and New York City Metro 180.6 million passengers.


Guangzhou Metro, Mexico City Metro, and Hong Kong Metro are also in the top ten. It has been said in the report that due to the rapid expansion of the metro network in China and India in the recent decade, unprecedented expansion has been observed in the processing of transport. Expansion work in these two countries continues.


Since the UITP 2015 report, the Delhi Metro has made its space in top 10 metros by removing the Paris Metro. Moscow has risen above the metro ranking while Beijing, Shanghai, Seoul, Guangzhou, and Mexico dropped below. According to the length of the metro rail network, Delhi Metro was at 15th rank by the end of last year.


With the introduction of services on some new lines this year, the Delhi Metro has come up further in this list. The report also said that it is expected to join its top 10 in the year 2018. 

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