The MRT, India’s most-used public transport system, is on track to record more than 200 million daily boardings by 2022.
That will be the fourth consecutive year of record-setting bus numbers.
But if the current pace holds, by 2022, the system will only be able to handle a mere 12 million daily trips.
According to the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation, the average daily fare is Rs. 6,974, and the average weekly fare is about Rs. 8,000.
The daily bus pass is Rs 4,878 and the weekly pass is about $1,400.
So if you have a pass for Rs 4.8 lakh, the cheapest way to travel on the Delhi-Mumbai-NCR metro will cost you Rs. 9,000 on average.
That’s less than half of the current average fare.
The average daily trip on the national and suburban trains is about 1,700 km (860 miles).
In the city, the number climbs to 4,000 km (2,250 miles) daily trips, and it averages 5,000 per day in suburban lines.
In the two years since the Metro Rail Service was launched, the numbers have grown by more than 10% per year.
The Delhi Metro rail company, which manages the system and operates all its trains, said the average ticket price in 2020 was Rs. 1,600, which rose to Rs. 2,200 last year.
But the average monthly fare for commuters is about 2,500, the Delhi Government said in its 2016 budget.
In all, the total annual fare on the Mumbai-NCr metro is Rs 6,872.
Delhi’s fares have climbed about 20% per annum, but it’s still cheaper than the Mumbai Metro.
According the Metro Board, the daily average fare is likely to rise to Rs 3,400 this year.
The daily average monthly ticket price will rise to about Rs 3.5 lakh by 2022 and the monthly pass will be Rs 5,300, which is cheaper than a one-way ticket.
The monthly pass is cheaper for commuters in Mumbai and the NCR than in Delhi.
The MRT’s average daily boarding of more than 300,000 passengers per day is a record.
The company expects to exceed 300,0000 boardings per day this year, the MTC said in an annual report.
The Mumbai Metro Rail Ltd., which runs the system, said in 2016 that the average boardings on the trains will be more than 5,500 per day.
It said in the same year that the total number of passengers per journey will increase from 4,300 to 5,800 per day, the report said.
The Indian Railways is planning to add 2,000 buses a day by 2022 on its metro network.
Its Delhi-NCA metro and the Mumbai metro, which have similar timetables, will be among the most used in the country.
The new metro service in Delhi is part of a package of metro projects that includes a light rail line, the Rajdhani Express, which will connect the city with Mumbai and Kolkata, and a metro line from Lucknow to Ahmedabad.