Delhi Metro rides to cost more, discount during off-peak hours and Sundays

The Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) board on Monday approved a hike in fares, media reports said.

He said the government had told the DMRC that women and students would be adversely affected in case of the fare hike.

However, DMRC announced on Monday that with effect from May 10, the minimum fare will increase to ₹10 from ₹8 and the maximum fare to ₹50 from ₹30. The maximum fare will be increased from Rs 30 to Rs 50.

As per company's annual report of 2015-16, DMRC's operating expenses - which account for nearly half of total expenditure - went up 38 per cent to Rs 2,199 crore in 2015-16 from Rs 1,584 crore in the previous fiscal.


"There will be six fare slabs as against the existing 15 fare slabs with a minimum fare of Rs 10 and a maximum fare of Rs 50 in the 1st Phase", Dayal added.

The hike was in tune with the recommendations of a three- member Fare Fixation Committee, which were accepted by the DMRC board headed by Union Urban Development Secretary Rajib Gauba.

Metro fares in the capital will rise between 25% and 67% from Wednesday, the first increase since 2009.

The hike comes in two phases. The fares of the metro train are likely to be hiked from Wednesday. "Now with the election results out, we can expect some decision will be taken".


The DMRC had last revised the fares in 2009. Passengers will be entitled to a 10% discount during non-peak hours - 6 to 8 am, 12 noon to 5 pm and 9 pm onwards.

From May 10, making the same journeys would cost you Rs 30.

DMRC said it had not worked out details of the expected revenue increase, but after the increase, while loan repayment costs will be covered, the entire depreciation costs will not be covered, said Saberwal. If I have to spend over Rs 50 every day on the commute, then what is the public transport for?



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