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Delhi Metro hikes fares; at par with Chennai and Bengaluru

Get ready to shell out more for your travel in Delhi Metro, as the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) has hiked fares. The revised fares will come into effect from Wednesday. As per the new fare structure, the minimum fare has been revised to Rs 10. Earlier, the minimum fare was Rs 8. The maximum fare has also been revised to Rs 50. This was Rs 30 earlier. It may be recalled that DMRC has revised its fares after a gap of nearly 8 years. The last time fares were revised for Delhi Metro was in 2009. The recent decision to hike fares has been taken since DMCR had pointed out to the increased cost of operations and overhead costs such as electricity.

The revised fare for Delhi Metro, which will be applicable from Wednesday, is nearly 66% more than the earlier fares. The fares have now become at par with those of Chennai and Bengaluru. The only exception is Kolkata where the base fare for Metro is still Rs 5 only. The new fares for various distances are Rs. 15 for 2-5 km, Rs. 20 for 5-12 km, Rs. 30 for 12-21 km and Rs.40 for 21-32 km. Passengers will be entitled to a 10% discount during non-peak hours – 6 to 8 am, 12 noon to 5 pm and 9 pm onwards. The fares will also be less on Sundays and national holidays.

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