No one knew about the consequences, when Gurgaon Rapid Metro increased its fare from Rs 12 to 20 since August 1. With rise in fares, some people have decided not to take the rapid metro, which has led to low ridership, but the rapid metro has earned more revenue in the process. Though, Rapid Metro does not agree that there has been any dip in ridership.
has not been much change in the ridership figures since the time the
fare has been increased. The change has not been noticeable; we are
still studying the pattern and analyzing it. It is too early to say
whether or not there is a dip. We will be able to comment on the
trend only after a week," said a Rapid Metro spokesperson,
reported The Times of India.
figures released by Delhi
Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) on Tuesday
reflect that 19,855 passengers who used the Delhi
Metro network also
took the Rapid Metro. However, if one looks into the figures for July
21 (when Rapid metro fares were still Rs 12) the figure stood at 22,
543, which proves about the downfall.
of the fares, which have increased, those people whose travelling are
made comfortable by Rapid Metro will definitely travel on the same,
primarily in summers, where air conditioners inside the metros
provide them with the much needed relief. Along with it, most girls
also feel safe to travel by Rapid Metro.
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