Delhi Metro costlier for commuters!

Delhi Metro costlier for commuters!

If you area daily commuter in the Delhi metro be ready to pitch some extra bucks. The Metro hike that hits us every 5 months has some serious bad news for travelers.

If you area daily commuter in the Delhi metro be ready to pitch some extra bucks. The Metro hike that hits us every 5 months has some serious bad news for travelers.

The the fiver Delhi Metro increment will affect every commuter of the mass rapid transit who travels beyond 5 km, while journeys falling in the 2-5 km distance slab will cost Rs. 5 more.

Meanwhile the revised fare structure will be: up to 2 km — Rs. 10, 2 to 5 km — Rs. 20, 5 to 12 km — Rs. 30, 12 to 21 km — Rs. 40, 21 to 32 km — Rs. 50 and also for journeys beyond 32 km — Rs. 60.

Smart card user will continue to get 10 per cent discount on each ride. According to Delhi Metro Corp. 70% users are smart card holders. They will get an additional discount of 10 per cent while travelling during off-peak hours, that is from beginning of services till 8 AM, between 12 PM and 5 PM and from 9 PM to end of the services.

The announcement came late last night following a meeting of the metro’s top decision making body, the DMRC board, which refused to “interfere” in the matter, referring to the stiff opposition mounted by Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal against the hike.

The board, which met for around two hours, said it has no power to change the recommendations of the fare fixation committee (FCC), which had proposed the steep hike last year.

The board met around 8 pm at Nirman Bhawan following Kejriwal’s insistence that the decision be withheld. The Delhi Assembly passed a resolution against the hike earlier in the day.

Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia termed the decision as a “conspiracy” to benefit private cab aggregator services.

 

“Out of 16, Del Govt has 5 Directors, who opposed but Centre is adamant. Hike too steep. Centre shud hv been more considerate for common man (sic),” Mr Kejriwal tweeted.

The Delhi Chief Secretary, Principal Secretary (Finance) and Transport Commissioner are among the representatives of the Delhi government on the DMRC board.

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