It is nothing but a big setback for Delhi Metro passengers. Travelling in Delhi Metro is likely to get a more expensive for commuters as the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) is all set to kick in the second phase of its fare hike from October 1. While the first phase of the hike took place in the month of May earlier this year when DMRC had revised its fares with effect from May 10. The second phase will kick in from October 1, but the hike will be implemented from October 3 as October 1 is Sunday and October 2 is Gandhi Jayanti that is a national holiday. According to Times of India, the discounted metro fare that will be provided under the latest hike that will remain Rs 10 for the first 5 km, but will be increased by Rs 10 subsequently in each slab, going up to a maximum of Rs 50.
The customers are currently paying Rs 10 for 0-2 kms, Rs 15 for 2-5 kms, Rs 20 for 5-12 kms, Rs 30 for 12-21 kms, Rs 40 for 21-32 kms and Rs 50 for more than 32 kms. Once the revised rates kick in, commuters will have to pay Rs 10 for 0-2 kms, Rs 20 for 2-5 kms, Rs 30 for 5-12 kms, Rs 40 for 12-21 kms, Rs 50 for 21-32 kms and Rs 60 for more than 32 kms. Read More…
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