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Delhi Metro announces hike in fares; minimum Rs 10, maximum Rs 50

India TV News Desk New Delhi 08 May 2017, 18:39:23
India TV News Desk

The Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) today announced a hike in its fare by up to 66 per cent, with the maximum fare going up to Rs 50 from the earlier Rs 30.

The new rates will be effective from Wednesday, a DMRC spokesperson informed.

The new minimum fare will be up from Rs 8 to Rs 10 while the maximum would be Rs 50 as against the existing Rs 30. 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, DMRC chief spokesperson Anuj Dayal and Director Finance KK Saberwal said.

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.