New Delhi: Starting Wednesday, a metro ride in Delhi will cost you nearly double the amount it currently does, with the authorities announcing a steep, two-phase hike in passenger fares on Monday.
The new minimum fare will be Rs 10, up from Rs 8, while the maximum would be Rs 50 till September, and Rs 60 from October, as against the existing Rs 30, metro chief spokesperson Anuj Dayal told a press conference.
There will be a total of six fare slabs as against the existing 15. The last hike was effected in 2009.
Key Highlights of Delhi Metro fare hike
-The fare revision will be implemented in two phases i.e. Phase-I that will be implemented with effect from 10th May 2017 and Phase-II that will be implemented from 1st October, 2017.
-There will be a total of six fare slabs as against the existing 15 fare slabs with a minimum fare of Rs 10 and a maximum fare of Rs 50 in the 1st Phase.
The existing and revised fares are as under:
-With a view to encourage ridership on Sundays and National Holidays (26th January, 15th August and 2nd October) special discounted fares have been approved. These are as under:
-Special discount on fares for Smart Card users
-10% discount to be continued on every journey made by the passengers using Smart Card.
-To avoid overcrowding during peak hours, an additional 10% discount will be given to the passengers using Smart Card who exit from metro system during off peak hours based on the following time zones:
Start of revenue services to 08:00 AM.
From 12.00 Noon to 05.00 PM.
From 09:00 PM to closing of revenue service
The above discount is applicable from Monday to Saturday (weekdays) only. Thus, in all a passenger may avail 20% discount on smart card while travelling during the off-peak time.
Value of Tourist Card for 1 day and 3 days validity shall be Rs. 200/- and Rs. 500/- respectively including security deposit of Rs. 50/-.
There shall be no change in the fares of Airport Express Line.