Zee Media Bureau
New Delhi: Commuting by Metro in the National Capital Region is set to get more costlier. Delhi Metro Rail Corporation has proposed to hike the fares across the routes to take care of it ever increasing expenses.
The fare fixation committee of the city's metro body has recommended to raise the minimum fare of Rs 8 to Rs 15 and the maximum fare of Rs 30 may be hiked to Rs 70.
Considering its increasing operating expenses and the outgo on the repayment of the Japanese loan, the fare hike has turned imminent. Delhi metro saw the last fare hike in 2009.
As per The Times of India report, the fare fixation committee of the metro body is likely to submit its recommendations to the government in the next two months.