Mumbai Metro work causes rush on western line; 20 lakh more WR commuters in September

A total of 10.96 crore passengers used the Western Railway (WR) in September 2018 as against 10.76 crore in September 2017 — an 18.5% rise, data revealed. Passenger associations and railway officials said the ongoing Metro work, which has slowed traffic to a crawl on the Western Express Highway, was behind the sharp rise. According to the data, on an average, 52,000 more commuters use the WR daily.