Metro operations in cities like Delhi and Hyderabad started in a phased manner from September 7. Ridership numbers in the first week of resumed operations for these metros, however, was not encouraging. The Delhi metro network saw a sharp surge in the number of passengers in the first few hours of its restart, however, the number is still nowhere close to the six million average daily ridership of Delhi Metro before the nationwide lockdown
kicked in on March 25. As of September 14, the Delhi mass rapid transit network ferried about 250,000 riders.
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