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Delhi Metro ride to get costlier

DMRC to raise minimum fare to Rs 15 from Rs 7 and maximum fare to Rs 70-80 from Rs 30

Policy Pulse
Publish Date: Jun 17 2016 6:01PM | Updated Date: Jun 17 2016 6:01PM

Delhi Metro ride to get costlier

Travelling in Delhi metro is likely to become a costly affair as the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) may soon raise the fares.

 

According to report, the DMRC is planning to raise the fares by more than 100 percent. Currently the minimum fare is Rs 8 which is likely to be fixed at Rs15 and maximum of Rs 70 to 80 as compared to the current Rs 30.

 

Delhi metro fares were last revised in 2009. The final decision will be taken by government after the fare fixation committee, headed by a retired high court judge, will submit its recommendations in the next two months. 

 

The fare hike is being considered to meet the rising expenses for buying electricity and also on account of growing expenditure on its staff. Read More: Man jumps onto Delhi metro track, dies The Delhi Metro has been instrumental in ushering in a new era in the sphere of mass urban transportation in India. 

 

The modern metro system revolutionized the mass transportation scenario not only in the National Capital Region but the entire country. Having constructed a massive network of 213 Km with 160 stations in record time, the DMRC on Friday stands out as a shining example of how a mammoth technically complex infrastructure project can be completed before time and within budgeted cost by a Government agency.