Mumbai, Oct. 31 -- Diwali and Bhai?Dooj brought some good cheer for the Mumbai Monorail which saw an increase in ridership and revenue on Tuesday. According to data released by the Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA), 11,639 Mumbaiites travelled via the Chembur-Wadala-Jacob Circle corridor on Tuesday, generating revenue of Rs.2.42 lakh. Compared to this, 7,612 Mumbaiites travelled via the Monorail on October 26, a regular working day, generating Rs.1.3 lakh in revenue.

"I congratulate Team Monorail for performing relentlessly even when there are less coaches and longer headway times. I am sure after procurement of new coaches, the same team will do wonders," said A Rajeev, metropolitan commissioner, MMRDA.

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