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DMRC announces increase in fares

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Minimum fare will remain Rs. 6, while maximum will be Rs. 22 instead of existing Rs. 14


  • DMRC will now be increasing the frequency of trains on Line I and Line II from this coming Monday
  • Instead of getting a train every five minutes, passengers will get a train every four minutes.

    NEW DELHI: Even as the Capital eagerly awaits the opening of Delhi Metro's new Line III between Barakhamba and Dwarka by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh this coming Friday, the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) has announced an increase in fares.

    Based on the recommendations of the Fare Fixation Committee set up under the Delhi Metro Operations and Maintenance Act, 2002, the revision has been made in some categories keeping the increase in the consumer price index as the base.

    From December 31, the minimum fare for a Metro ride will remain Rs. 6, while the maximum fare will be Rs. 22 instead of the existing Rs. 14 for distances beyond 39 km. The good news, however, is that DMRC will now be increasing the frequency of trains on Line I and Line II during peak hour operations from this coming Monday. This would mean that instead of getting a train every five minutes, passengers will get a train every four minutes.

    The 23-km-long new Line III between Barakhamba and Dwarka will be inaugurated by the Prime Minister on December 30. It will be opened for public use on December 31 at 6 a.m. The trains will run up to 10 p.m.

    Most passengers are likely to see an increase of one or two rupees in their normal fares. As per the revised fares, a ride for the first two km will cost Rs. 6, while travelling between 2 and 4 km will cost Rs. 8 instead of the existing Rs. 7. For a distance of 4 to 6 km, commuters will now pay Rs.9 instead of Rs. 8 and from 6 to 9 km Rs.11 instead of Rs. 10. The increase is the same of a rupee in the case of fares for up to 21 km.

    A journey of 21 to 24 km will cost Rs. 16, 24 to 27 km Rs. 17, and 27 to 30 km Rs 18. For 30 to 33 km, it will be Rs. 19, 33 to 36 km Rs. 20, 36 to 39 km Rs. 21, and beyond 39 km Rs. 22.

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