The Dubai Metro is proving a big hit with the city’s commuters! However while the network may be celebrating, the upsurge in metro business is having a knock on effect on some vehicle rental companies. Industry sources say a number of smaller firms have witnessed a drop in business since the launch of the Metro in September last year. “Many people who earlier used our services have opted for the metro, especially women. It is cheaper, safer and faster for them. We have lost around 40 per cent of our business since the launch of metro in September last year,” said Sathyanath Manikurg, Operations Manager at Fancy Passenger Transport.