With the total number of bus routes touching nine and over 100 buses plying on the road, GMCBL crossed the mark of 50,000 commuters per day last month.
August 13, 2019, 18:35 IST
GURUGRAM: As the number of city bus routes increase, the Gurugram Metropolitan City Bus Limited (GMCBL) is seeing an increase in the demand for new routes and route tweaks by RWAs, corporates and colleges.
GMCBL has recently made changes on route Nos. 212 and 112 on the basis of commuter feedback. “We are receiving feedback and suggestions from residents on a regular basis. We are open to tweaking routes for the convenience of commuters as long as it is viable,” said a GMCBL official requesting anonymity.
With the total number of bus routes touching nine and over 100 buses plying on the road, GMCBL crossed the mark of 50,000 commuters per day last month. In the last day of July, GMCBL saw a ridership of 50,998 — 46% higher than the ridership recorded on May 30 (34,864).The revenue for July 31 was around Rs 6.46 lakh, a rise of around 50% from May 30’s Rs 4.31 lakh.
“With the increase in the number of bus routes, we have seen a considerable increase in the ridership in the past few months,” said Arun Sharma, general manager, GMCBL.
TOI had earlier reported that GMCBL has managed to increase its ridership and revenue with the expansion of existing routes and launch of new ones, modification of routes based on commuter feedback and reduction of tariff on select routes.