Delhi Metro ride to be costlier from Tuesday

WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India Oct 09, 2017, 05.27 PM(IST)

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Metro ride is set to get dearer from Tuesday as the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation ( DMRC) has decided to hike fares.

After a meeting of Delhi Metro Fare Fixation Committee, it was decided that fares will be hiked from October 10th, as decided earlier.

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 for journeys beyond 32 km -- Rs 60.

As per DMRC's estimates, smart card users, who happen to be 70 per cent of the metro's total ridership, will continue to get 10 per cent discount on each ride, PTI reported.

Also, they will get an additional discount of 10 per cent while traveling during off-peak hours, that is, from the beginning of services till 8 am, between 12 pm and 5 pm and from 9 pm to end of the services.

The Metro fares were last revised in May when the minimum tariff was raised from Rs 8 to Rs 10 and the maximum fare from Rs 30 to Rs 50.