The increase in metro fares in Delhi NCR has implemented from today. This hike came after five months within the last one, which will impact every metro commuter who travels beyond 5 km, whereas travels falling in the distance of 2-5 km distance slab will cost Rs 5 more. From today onward, commuters traveling between two to five kilometers would have to pay Rs 20, whereas a distance of more than 32 kilometers cost Rs 60.
For smart users, on the other hand, maximum prices are Rs 54 during peak hours and Rs 48 during non-peak hours. However, the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) will continue the 10 percent discount for commuters with a smart card like in the past. As per the officials, 70 percent metro commuters use metro cards. The metro fares will remain the same for the Airport Express Line. The PTI reported that the decision of hike in metro prices was proposed by the DMRC after the “losses” and rise in input costs like power tariffs. The Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal opposed the move and called it “anti-people”.
The deputy CM of Delhi, Manish Sisodia, tweeted after the decision that “The BJP government has remained adamant. Five Delhi government members had opposed but 11 members of the Centre rejected Delhi government proposal to defer hike”.