Delhi Metro proposes new fare system to meet operational costs

The new fares would be Rs 10, Rs 20, Rs 30, Rs 40 and Rs 50, a Metro official privy to the developments said.

By: PTI | New Delhi | Published: August 2, 2015 12:18 pm
Delhi-metro-759 The proposals, if accepted, would replace the existing 15 fare slabs ranging from Rs 8 to Rs 30.

Faced with rising operational costs, Delhi Metro has proposed a five-slab fare system in the range of Rs 10-50 to mitigate the “adverse” impact on its financial health.

The proposals, if accepted, would replace the existing 15 fare slabs ranging from Rs 8 to Rs 30. The new fares would be Rs 10, Rs 20, Rs 30, Rs 40 and Rs 50, a Metro official privy to the developments said.

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Delhi Metro Rail Corporation Chief Mangu Singh has repeatedly written to the Ministry of Urban Development since 2012 in this regard, which has administrative control over the body.

Earlier this year, Retired Justice AK Shrivastava was named as the head of the fare fixation committee, but it was scrapped later.

Delhi Metro can revise its fares only on recommendation of the three-member committee constituted by the Union government from time to time.

Apart from a person who is or has been a high court judge, the committee comprises of the urban development secretary and Delhi’s finance secretary.

A Metro official said the fare revision has been “proposed sometime ago but no action has been taken till now. The round figures would also help us tackle the shortage of coins which is rising by the day.”

Fares were last revised in 2009 when the minimum fare was raised from Rs 6 to Rs 8 with the maximum fare being raised to Rs 30 from Rs 22.

Officials say, since then there has been more than 94 per cent rise in power tariff.

DMRC director (operations) Sharat Sharma had also stated that almost 40 per cent of Metro’s overall expenses go towards paying electricity bills.

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    Manju Vohra
    May 13, 2017 at 9:18 am
    If so much fare hike will be there then it will be better to do car pool... Why so much hike.... Then for general public it will be very costly... Ola and Uber cabs will better options then... Metro is going in such a profit and then also they r increasing prices... Why
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      Raj
      Jun 17, 2016 at 6:29 pm
      Delhi metro is already getting huge profits and there should be not any hike..
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        deepak sharma
        Jul 1, 2016 at 6:25 am
        The daily commuters will suffer most.It is not in interest of common people.lt;br/gt;AAP Government is doing nothing except blaming to central Govt.
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        1. Sandeep Madhok
          May 11, 2016 at 6:34 pm
          WHAT ABOUT COMMON MAN AND WHAT HAPPEN TO APP THE COMMON MAN GOVERNMENT HOW THEY AGREE IF IT WILL HAPPEN THEN BYE MR KEJRIWAL FOR NEXT VOTES THIS TIME STOP POINTING MR MODI JI AND START THING FOR DELHI PEOPLES
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            Avinash
            Aug 2, 2015 at 11:12 pm
            thats bad news
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