On both metro routes – Pimpri-Chinchwad Municipal Corporation (PCMC) to Fugawadi and Vanavaz to Garware College on March 6, it has been in decline for the past three months after launching a 12 km priority stretch.
Revenue from both lines was Rs76,43,500 in March and Rs27,97,146 in May.
Maharashtra Metro Rail Corporation Limited (Maha-) Metro) Public Relations Officer Hemant Sonawane said.
More people than PCMC and Fugewadi (Line 1) prefer to travel the metro from Vanaj to Garver College (Line 2).
From the 2nd line, from 8am every half hour – a train moves, but in line 1, a train moves every hour.
The frequency of the train is determined by the ridership requirement. If necessary, we will increase the frequency of trains on both routes, ”Sonawane added.
The introduction of TicketApp has been a positive response since most travelers use the app for tickets instead of standing at the counter.
“Every day 70% of tickets are delivered through a mobile app and a QR code scanner, which has reduced the number of queues at the ticket counter. We expect the number of digital tickets to increase in the next few months,”
Work is picking up pace at other metro stations
With the Metro service currently operating at 12 kilometers, Maha-Metro has accelerated the work of stations like Shivajinagar, Civil Court and Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC).
Including stations like Deccan Gymkhana, Chhatrapati Sambhaji Garden and PMC, there is huge demand from the public to extend the route to civil court.
The civil court station will be the interchange station for Line 1 and Line 2 respectively.
“The next six months are crucial as there is simultaneous work at different stations. We are looking forward to completing the rest of our work by March 2023, ”Sonawane added.
Tushar Zende of Anand City, a regular commuter, said, “The work of other stations should be expedited to increase the connectivity of the Maha-Metro so that people use the daily commute.”