Mumbai local train fares to go up from Jan 1

Zeenews Bureau

Mumbai: New Year will bring some bad news for those travelling on Mumbai’s lifeline – local trains.

Reports said on Friday that the fares on Mumbai trains will go up. As per the decision, the surcharge levied on tickets will be hiked from the current 8 percent to 24 percent.

However, in a respite for passengers making short travel, there will be no hike for journeys between 1 to 10 kilometres.

The hike will be implemented with effect from January 1, 2013.