A record 2.4 million passengers traveled today through the Hyderabad metro, the highest figure since its launch last week. “2.4 lakh passengers traveled by Metro Hyderabad today,” L & T Subway Rail (Hyderabad) Ltd., the dealer developing the 72 km high subway project, said.

This is the highest number (of travelers) since the beginning of the commercial activities of the metro, which began on November 29th. The Hyderabad metro had received an overwhelming response with more than two lakh passengers traveling on the day of opening its commercial operations. With the people who continue to clog the subway, services were working at full capacity.

Hyderabad Metro Rail Project, touted as the world’s largest public-private partnership, was opened to the public Nov. 29 between Miyapur and Nagole, a total distance of about 30 km, covering 24 stations.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the first phase of the 72 km elevated metro project at Miyapur railway station on November 28th. According to HMR officials, the majority of passengers traveled for their work.

HMRL is setting up collection services, including buses from metro stations, where it is also developing parking areas, said HMRL General Manager, NVS Reddy. Metro services are operational from 6am to 10pm.

L & T Rail Metro (Hyderabad) Ltd. has set a minimum of Rs 10 over a distance of up to two kilometers and the maximum fare is Rs 60 over a distance of more than 26 kms.