Delhi Metro fares set to rise this week, minimum ticket price Rs 10 and maximum Rs 50
New Delhi: The Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) board accepted on Monday a recommendation to increase the minimum passenger fare from Rs 8 to Rs 10 and the maximum fare from Rs 30 to Rs 50. The new fare structure is likely to be introduced from Wednesday.
“The DMRC board has accepted the recommendation of the FFC (Fare Fixation Committee). The DMRC will now announce the new fares shortly,” a board member told HT.
The board is headed by Union urban development secretary Rajib Gauba.
- Up to 2km: Rs 10
- 2 to 5km: Rs 15
- 5 to 12km: Rs 20
- 12 to 21km: Rs 30
- 21 to 32km: Rs 40
- Over 32km: Rs 50
Delhi Metro fares were last revised in 2009, when the minimum fare was increased from Rs 6 to Rs 8 and the maximum fare from Rs 22 to Rs 30.
The three-member committee to fix fares was set up in June 9 last year.
The DMRC has been requesting for a fare increase since 2009. It faced obstacles as the Centre had failed to set up a fare panel, which finally saw the light of day in 2016.
Since 2009, electricity tariff has gone up by over 90%, accounting for almost 30% of DMRC’s total operating costs.
Fare fixation committees are temporary in nature and are set up by the Centre only when a metro rail corporation requests a fare hike.
Source: Indian Express
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