Since its construction and opening a year ago, the Dubai Metro has increased passengers exponentially and carried 30 million passengers, according to official figures released on the eve of the anniversary.
The Metro will celebrate its year anniversary on 9 September, and has achieved high standards in areas like operational efficiency, punctuality in journey schedules and high global safety standards.
The Metro has seen numbers rise significantly, according to statement carried by government news agency WAM, the emirate's Roads and Transport Authority (RTA), with a 183 percent growth rate from October 2009, to August 2010, with numbers rising from 1.8 million to 3.3 million respectively.
Similarly, the average number of daily passengers increased from 54,683 a year ago to 116,340 this summer.
The statement also confirmed that a record was set on 1 July, when a total of 130,529 passengers used the service.
"The number of monthly passengers served by the metro broke the two million barrier in December 2009 and continued to grow steadily to hit 3,193,087 passengers in May 2010; the number still showed further growth to clock 3,301,959 passengers last August.
"These indicators reconfirm that RTA is proceeding ahead with its drive to achieve its strategic objective of raising the share of mass transit modes in the number of person trips to 30 per cent by 2020, and the indicator is currently pointing to a 12.6 per cent.
"The massive investments pumped by the Government of Dubai into developing the infrastructure of the mass transit sector have proved to be both successful and effective," said RTA chairman Mattar Al Tayer.
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