The launch of Green Line on the Jubilee Bus Station and Mahatma Gandhi Bus Station route of the Hyderabad Metro network has led to an increase in the overall number of commuters using the Metro service, taking the total number of passengers to 4.47 lakh on Monday, media reported.
The Green Line, which was inaugurated last week, covers a distance of 11 km in just about 16 minutes as against the 45 minutes journey by road. The stations on the route include JBS-Parade Grounds, Secunderabad West, Gandhi Hospital, Musheerabad, RTC crossroads, Chikkadpally, Narayanguda, Sultan Bazar and MGBS.
According to media reports, the highest footfall of 26,000 passengers was recorded at Ameerpet station of the Green Line, followed by other stations like LB Nagar, Raidurg, Miyapur, Kukatpally Housing Board and Secunderabad East, among others.
The Metro service also registered a steady rise in the QR code users, which has risen to 47,000 from around 20,000 before the new line was made operational.
Hyderabad Metro officials expect the number of daily commuters to increase further as the new route offers a convenient public transportation option for those travelling between Hyderabad and Secunderabad.