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.
Fare increased suddenly, wish it had been done in a phased manner. People might shift to other modes of transport: Delhi Metro commuter pic.twitter.com/LOkV0wzklY— ANI (@ANI) October 10, 2017
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.
Keh rahe hain Metro losses mein hai par metro mein paon rakhne ki jagah nahi,facilities badha nahi rahe par kiraya badha rahe hain: Commuter pic.twitter.com/ZjYJg7SGt3— ANI (@ANI) October 10, 2017
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.
Delhi Metro fare hike will affect my budget by Rs 700 but if we want facilities similar to America, then we'll have to pay: Metro commuter pic.twitter.com/kRgGveYqzI— ANI (@ANI) October 10, 2017