The Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) has finally decided to go ahead with a long pending hike in metro fare, with the maximum fare being hiked by 66.66% to Rs. 50 per trip (earlier it was Rs. 30.)
Minimum fare too has been revised from Rs. 8 per trip to Rs. 10 (an increase of 25%).
On the plus side, now you won’t have to worry about carrying coins since the fare for metro has been set to Rs 10, Rs 15, Rs 20, Rs 30, Rs 40 and Rs 50, based on distance and time.
The revised fares will be applicable from Wednesday (10th of May 2017.)
Metro fares were last revised in 2009 and even though this hike was well expected and kind of justified as well, due to rise in inflation. A steep hike of 66.66% on the maximum fare is a bit too steep and will severely hit the pocket of poor commuters.