Now commuters in Delhi-NCR will have to shell out extra bucks for a metro ride as DMRC has rolled out yet another fare hike in a span of five months. Under the latest revision, for a distance of up to two kilometres, the fare will remain Rs 10, but for a distance between two and five kilometres, it will go up from Rs 15 to Rs 20.
For the subsequent slabs, it will go up by Rs 10 each, which means the maximum fare will be Rs 60.
The revised fare structure will be: up to 2 km — Rs. 10, 2 to 5 km — Rs. 20, 5 to 12 km — Rs. 30, 12 to 21 km — Rs. 40, 21 to 32 km — Rs. 50 and for journeys beyond 32 km — Rs. 60. Smart Card users, who constitute nearly 70% of total commuters, will continue to get 10 per cent discount on each ride. You can calculate the Metro fare here also.
Metro fares are decided by a fare-fixation committee set up by the central government, headed by a sitting or former judge of a High Court, and consisting of a member each nominated by the Centre and the Delhi government. Meanwhile, the Delhi Assembly today passed a government resolution to oppose the proposed metro fare hike, with Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia alleging that it was a “conspiracy” for benefiting private cab operators. Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal dubbed the fare hike as ‘anti people’. “Out of 16, the Delhi government has five directors, who opposed but Centre adamant. Hike too steep. Centre should have been more considerate for common man,” Kejriwal tweeted.