Starting today, Metro travellers in the Delhi-NCR region are paying more fare for their daily rides. The fare hike, which is between 20 and 50 per cent, is being vehemently opposed by the Arvind Kejriwal-led AAP government in Delhi. While metro rail services remain incomparable in terms of convenience and speed, it is its affordability that makes it all the more popular. With Delhi as the template, the services have been launched in several cities across the country.
A look at the fares of the Metro commute in these cities:
Mumbai Metro One Private Limited started its operations on June 8, 2014 with a fare structure of Rs 10-20-30-40 for the 11.4-km corridor. While the fares remain unchanged till date, the discount structure on return journey, store pass and trip pass have been raised. In 2015, Metro fares along the Versova-Andheri-Ghatkopar corridor was given a green signal by the Fare Fixation Committee allowing MMOPL to charge between Rs 10 and Rs 110, but objections from MMRDA led to litigation, with the High Court disallowing the hike in the fares. Read More…
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