In a big setback for Delhi Metro Rail Corporation(DMRC) passengers, the fares of the metro are likely to increase from 1 October. This will be the second phase of the hike, after the first phase took place in May this year when DMRC had revised its fares with effect from 10 May. The second phase will kick in from 1 October, but the hike will be implemented from 3 October as 1 October is a Sunday and 2 October is Gandhi Jayanti, which is a national holiday.
According to Times of India, the discounted metro fare that will be provided under the latest hike that will remain Rs 10 for the first 5 km, but will be increased by Rs 10 subsequently in each slab, going up to a maximum of Rs 50.
The current fares are Rs 10 for 0-2 kms, Rs 15 for 2-5 kms, Rs 20 for 5-12 kms, Rs 30 for 12-21 kms, Rs 40 for 21-32 kms and Rs 50 for more than 32 kms. After the revised rates kick in, passengers will have to pay Rs 10 for 0-2 kms, Rs 20 for 2-5 kms, Rs 30 for 5-12 kms, Rs 40 for 12-21 kms, Rs 50 for 21-32 kms and Rs 60 for more than 32 kms.
As per reports, the DMRC has witnessed a dip in the number of commuters following the fare hike in May earlier this year.