Delhi Metro Rides Costlier Now

Attention Delhi Metro travellers! DMRC (Delhi Metro Rail Corporation) just announced a fare hike across all its routes except the Airport line.

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According to the latest report, metro commuters will now have to shell out an extra INR 10 if they are travelling beyond 5 km on the metro routes.

However, DMRC has reduced the fares on smart card and as per the rule, passengers with smart card and those travelling during the off-peak hours will be availing a 20 percent discount. The off-peak hours start between 6:00 AM to 8:00 AM, 12:00 PM to 5:00 PM and 9:00 PM onwards. Almost 70 percent of the commuters are smart card users and the revised fare will be applicable for 5 lines including Red, Blue, Green, Yellow and Violet.

The revised fare structure is: up to 2 km — INR 10, 2 to 5 km — INR 20, 5 to 12 km — INR 30, 12 to 21 km — INR 40, 21 to 32 km —INR 50 and for journeys beyond 32 km — INR 60.

The announcement of fare hike came late on Monday night after a meeting of the concerned authorities.