The minimum fare will now be Rs 10 instead of Rs 8 and the maximum fare will be Rs 50 in DMRC from may 2017. The next hike will be planned in October 2017, with the maximum fare set to be Rs 60.
For the first time in eight years, the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation today hiked ticket fares, after the DMRC board approved the Fare Fixation Committee’s recommendations.
The last time fares were raised was in 2009, just before the Noida line became operational. Earlier this year, NITI Aayog – the government’s think tank – urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to raised ticket charges on the Delhi Metro.
According to report, the NITI Aayog’s vice chairman, Arvind Panagariya, wrote to the Prime Minister’s office saying “at the present level, the ticket fares are insufficient for the provision of high-quality services and maintenance.
The FCC, which recommended the fare hike, was made by the Centre in June last year and is managed by retired Delhi High Court judge ML Mehta.
The DMRC board, which has regularly requested the government to allow it to raise fares, added Ministry of Urban Development secretary Rajiv Gauba, and Delhi Government’s chief secretary M Kutty.
Here are the new fares detailed report:
Normal Ticket Fares
- Rs 10 for 0-2 km
- Rs 15 for 2-5 km
- Rs 20 for 5-12 km
- Rs 30 for 12-21 km
- Rs 40 for 21-32 km
- Rs 50 for beyond 32 km
Sundays And National Holidays
- Rs 10 from 0-12 km
- Rs 20 for 12-21 km
- Rs 30 for 21-32 km
- Rs 40 for beyond 32 km