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Delhi metro fare hike: Check out commuters' reactions

Delhi Metro Commuters Will Have To Shell More Per Ride As Revised Hikes Come Into Effect From Tuesday. Let's Check Reactions Of Some Of The Commuters Regarding The New Prices.

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Rahul Mishra | Updated on: 10 Oct 2017, 10:07:51 AM

New Delhi:

The Delhi Metro is all set to be costlier from Tuesday and commuters should be prepared to shell out Rs 5-10 extra with the recent fare hike. Commuters have however given mixed reactions against the hike.

One metro commuter has claimed that although people’s budget would be affected, they should pay more if they aspire for better facilities. On the other hand, another commuter has said that fares should be increased in a phased manner, rather than such sudden hikes.

A third customer criticized the move claiming that the metro is overcrowded most of the times. There has been no increase in facilities despite the hike in fares.

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

Smart card users, who, according to DMRC’s estimates, happen to be 70 percent of the metro’s total ridership, will continue to get 10 per cent discount on each ride.

They will get an additional discount of 10 percent while travelling during off-peak hours, i.e. from beginning of services till 8 am, between 12 pm and 5 pm and from 9 pm to end of the services.

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First Published : 10 Oct 2017, 09:59:28 AM