NEW DELHI: The Delhi Metro Rail Corporation, is ready to increase fare as a part of implementation of the second phase of fare hike. Before it, the fare was enhanced from Rs 8 to Rs 10 and the maximum limit was increased from Rs 30 to Rs 50. Due to metro fare growth in the May month, the ratio of metro passengers has declined.
According to estimate, at least 1,50,000 passengers have declined daily, so it is expected that dip in passengers could be possible further after hike the metro fare.
It is worthy to note that when metro service started the minimum fare was Rs 4 and the maximum was Rs 8.
The revised fare hike in fares has been given bellow:
• For less than 2 kms there will be no change in fares. Between 2 and 5 kms the fare will be hiked by Rs 5 (from Rs 15 to Rs 20).
• For all other zones fares will increase at a flat rate of Rs 10
According to the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation, Delhi Metro fare in second phase have been hiked due to Increase in electricity and maintenance charges with salary hike of staff members.
It is learnt that the Metro board of directors had repeatedly turned down the request of the DMRC the proposal to increase the fare. The fare of Airport Express will not be increase.