Metro revises fares, travel set to get costlier

Metro fares were last revised in 2009 when the minimum tariff was raised from Rs6 to Rs 8 and the maximum fare from Rs22 to Rs30

While now the minimum and maximum fares are at Rs 8 and Rs 30 respectively, the 66 per cent hike will make them both Rs 10 and Rs 50, respectively.

This arrangement will be in place till September.

When metro had started operations on December 25, 2002, the minimum fare was Rs 4 and maximum was Rs 8.

Last year, the Fare Fixation Committee of Delhi Metro submitted its report and recommended the lowest fares to be increased to Rs 10 from Rs 8 now, and the maximum fare to Rs 50 from Rs 30 at present.




Though the board took up the issue on November 7, no decision was taken as the Delhi government representative had sought more time to study the recommendations of the fare fixation committee (FFC). There will be a total of six fare slabs as against the existing 15 fare slabs.The fare structure was last revised in 2009. "The second phase will be implemented from October". The Urban Development Secretary Rajiv Gauba was heading the meeting in 2016.

The corporation has itself repeatedly written to the ministry and Delhi government for fare revision over the years, citing rising cost of operation. The DMRC has been demanding a hike for a while citing increasing operational costs. "To avoid overcrowding during peak hours, an additional 10% discount will be given to passengers with smart cards who exit from the metro system during non-peak hours", the spokesperson said.

Apart from that, 10 per cent discount would be given to commuters using smart cards during non-peak hours from Monday to Saturday.

Dayal said on Sundays and national holidays (January 26, August 15 and October 2), there would be a discount of around Rs 10 across slabs. Fares for the Airport Express Line will remain unchanged.

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