Mumbai: Following the launch of the new Metro 2A and 7 connecting the western suburbs of Mumbai, its effect is also being seen on the local train and Metro-1. While congestion at the Western Railway site has eased slightly, ridership on Metro-1 has increased. According to the MMRDA, the Ghatkopar-Versova metro is also becoming saturated with the increase in daily commuters on the new metro route.
Given the increase in passengers at rush hour, the Metro-1 administration has also increased the speed of 18 services. The Mumbai Metro One trains that used to run at a speed of 65 kmph will now run at a speed of 80 kmph. Likewise, 18 ferries have also increased in the morning and afternoon hours. Metro One officials said that trains that used to run at a speed of 65 kmph will now run at a speed of 80 kmph. Services will now be available every 3 minutes and 40 seconds during peak hours, which was approximately 4 minutes before. This change is expected to relieve congestion at the Ghatkopar metro station.
relay on local trains
According to railway managers, since the commissioning of Metro 2A and 7 in the new section, there has been a decrease in the number of passengers on suburban trains. The rush of passengers has been reduced at Dahisar, Borivali and Mira Road stations. Earlier, Metro One passengers used to get off at Andheri station and relied on local trains to go to the western suburbs like Dahisar and Goregaon. Now they can get off at WH on Line 1 and travel to Dahisar on Line 7 or go to DN Nagar station and use Line 2A. In the last 12 days, the number of passengers on the new metro increased from 13 to 14 thousand rupees.
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subway service increased
On the other hand, MMRC has also increased the service of two trains on Andheri Line 2A. Now Metro trains from Andheri West at 9:43pm and 10pm will head to Dahisar East instead of Dahanukarwadi Metro Station. Currently, 238 trips are being made on the new metro.