Get ready to pay more to travel on Delhi Metro.
Though metro service is yet to start in Okhla there are many who use it from different stations.
And those travelling on Delhi Metro should be ready to pay more to avail the service from Wednesday. Reports are coming that the authorities have announced a fare hike on Monday.
Following which the new fare will be increased from Rs 8 to Rs 10. According to a Metro spokesperson, the maximum fare would be Rs 50 as against the existing Rs 30. This fare will be in place till September and come October things will change with the maximum fare would go up to Rs 60.
While interacting with reporters at a Press conference, Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) Chief Spokesperson Anuj Dayal and Director Finance K K Saberwal said on Sundays and national holidays, the maximum fare would be Rs 40.
It was in 2009 when the DMRC had last time revised the fares.
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. The fares were expected after the recommendations of a three- member Fare Fixation Committee were accepted by the DMRC board.