New Delhi: Come Wednesday, commuters will have to shell out more for travelling on the Delhi Metro, with the authorities announcing a fare hike today.
The new minimum fare will be up from Rs. 8 to Rs. 10 while the maximum would be Rs. 50, a Metro spokesperson said.
This arrangement will be in place till September. From October, the maximum fare would go up to Rs. 60.
On Sundays and national holidays, the maximum fare would be Rs. 40, Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) Chief Spokesperson Anuj Dayal and Director Finance K K Saberwal told a news conference.
The new fare structure is: up to 2 kms — Rs. 10, 2 to 5 kms — Rs. 15, 5 to 12 kms — Rs. 20, 12 to 21 kms — Rs. 30, 21 to 32 kms — Rs. 40, and for journeys of over 32 kms Rs. 50.
This is in tune with the recommendations of a three-member Fare Fixation Committee, which were accepted by the DMRC board headed by the Union Urban Development Secretary Rajib Gauba.
The DMRC had last revised the fares in 2009.