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.

A view of a crowded Rajiv Chowk station. The government has decided to increase the Delhi Metro fares. (Photo: DNA)

“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.

THE NEW FARE STRUCTURE
  • 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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