Six months since the service opened to public, the Versova-Andheri-Ghatkopar metro line has found a steady stream of takers among commuters who earlier used BEST buses and the suburban railway system. Now, in December, on an average, 2.8 lakh passengers take the metro everyday—an increase of almost 20,000 passengers per day since September.
The Metro services began on 8th June , 2014 . The metro has been serving the crowded areas of Andheri and Ghatkopar . People have started finding the Metro services as an important East-West link . Many train commuters who earlier used to interchage between Western & Central Lines at Dadar , have also shifted to the Metro .
It has been observed that most of them have switched from the existing public transport such as BEST, the suburban railway system, taxi and autorickshaws. There have also been instances of people who prefer to travel by the metro instead of using their own vehicle."