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GMCBL ridership goes up with buses running in full capacity

Publised on : 08-09-2020
Author: Vanita Akhaury

 

 Gurugram Metropolitan City Bus Limited (GMCBL) ridership has gone up by around 33 per cent since the buses started running in full capacity since August 15, 2020.

Starting the week after 15th, on Monday, August 17, 2020 more than 20, 000 passengers (20,309 passengers) travelled on Gurugaman buses. On 18th August, Tuesday, the passenger count was 18,733. Passenger mobility was affected on August 19th and 20th due to rains. On August 21, 2020, passenger count rebounded with 19,638 passengers travelling on the six routes. 

The routes which are witnessing more passengers are Route 212: Basai Chowk to Basai (Mudrika), Route 134D: Iffco Chowk to IMT Manesar and Route 218: Gurugram Bus Stand to Sohna.

Between August 1 to August 14, 2020 there were about 45, 430 passengers who caught Route 134D bus. On Route 212, in this period, 45,723 passengers had travelled. On Route 218, in 14 days, the number of passengers who had travelled was 36,068.

On 50% seating capacity, Gurugaman saw around 15,880 passengers travelling on August 14, 2020. With full seating capacity, number of passengers increased to about 20,000 on the first weekday on a single day.

During normalcy, in March 2020, on 16th, total passenger count that day was 90,894.  On 20th March 2020, passenger count was 65,380 on 18 routes. In the month of March 2020, the total passenger count for the month was 16,04,869.

 We are still far, far away from our daily ridership figure. A comparison table is drawn here between the months of March during normalcy and August (after resumption) on the passenger count garnered on the routes in operation.

 

 

 

March 2020

                                 16th March 2020 (Monday)                  March 20th March, 2020 (Friday)

 

 

Route 212                                   14089                                               10082

Route 134                                    14303                                              10657

Route 112                                    6272                                                 4651

Route 116  ran as B, C & E

Route 122                                    2332                                                 1606    

Route 218                                     6903                                                5128      

 

August 2020

 

August 17, 2020 (Monday)

August 21, 2020

(Friday)

August 24, 2020 (Monday)      

 

 

 

 

Route 212

4520

4685

4889

Route 134

5289

4852

5266

Route 112

3134

3027

3063

Route 122

1478

1481

1446      

Route 218

3884

3721

4070

 

GMCBL service is being provided assuring Covid-19 safety measures. Buses are clean, sanitised regularly, and foot operated sanitiser is being provided at the entrance gates to facilitate the passengers in maintaining safe hygiene for oneself and the others. Entry and exit through designated gates and entry of passengers wearing masks and temperature reading of passengers further ensure in safe journeys.