- Kochi Metro collected ₹4,62,27,594 towards ticket fare since June 17
- KMRL said the trains ferried 47,646 commuters on an average per day
- The authorities were expecting a revenue up to ₹2.5 crore to 3 crores
Kochi Metro has made a fantastic start with a collection of ₹4.62 crore in its first month of operation. The Kochi Metro Rail Limited (KMRL) in a Facebook post announced that the revenue from ticket fare was ₹4,62,27,594 since June 17.
The KMRL said that the trains ferried 47,646 commuters on an average per day. There were days when the new mode of transport saw 98,000 riders and as low as 20,000 riders, KMRL said.
The authorities were expecting a revenue up to ₹2.5 crore to 3 crores in the beginning. But with the huge rush in weekends, the revenue crossed their expectation to reach ₹4.64 crore.
The metro authorities thanked its passengers for their patronage and cooperation and at the same time asked them to be careful while using the facility and to keep the trains and its premises clean.
In a bid to increase its revenue, the KMRL has arranged 'group ticket' facility for groups of 50 to 70 members. The authorities aim to attract tourists and others visiting the city to take a metro tour.
Last Updated 31, Mar 2018, 7:03 PM IST