Travelling in Delhi Metro, which is known as the lifeline of the nation’s capital, will become a bit more expensive from Wednesday. Notably, the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) board has accepted a recommendation for an increase of fare on Monday.
While the minimum fare from now will be Rs 10 instead of the present Rs 8 and the maximum fare will be Rs 50. Presently, the maximum fare is Rs 30.
Reportedly, the fare was revised after the board has accepted the revision of fare recommended by a panel. Soon, a notice will be issued for the public about the fare increase. The new charges will be effective from Wednesday.
The panel has recommended ticket pricing to be in Rs 10, Rs 15, Rs 20, Rs 30, Rs 40 and Rs 50 format with an aim to ease the fare structure. “The fare revision has been long overdue and we have been demanding it. There are increasing operational costs like salaries and DA of employees,” a DMRC official had said when the hike was first proposed in September 2016.
The distance-wise slabs for new fare are:
0-2 km Rs 10,
2-5 km Rs 15
5-12 km Rs 20
12-21 km Rs 30
21-32 km Rs 40
Over 32 km Rs 50
Significantly, Metro fares were last revised in 2009 when the minimum tariff was raised from Rs 6 to Rs 8. The maximum fare was raised from Rs 22 to Rs 30.