Ridership for BEST, Mumbai Local, Metro falls
The concept of social distancing has finally got drilled into the minds of Mumbaikars. On Wednesday, there was a considerable drop in the number of people travelling by public transport such as trains, buses, cabs and even autos.
The taxi drivers are complaining that they were earlier able to secure 30-40 trips but now getting 10 is also becoming difficult. BEST bus has reported a passenger drop of 21 per cent, while the ridership in the state buses dropped by 51 per cent. Now both the bus services have also announced that they will now allow passengers to stand and travel. In addition to this, it was also noticed that there were lesser jams and congestion on the roads.