Come May 1 and you may have to shell out more for parking at the DMRC parking lots, with the fares witnessing a 50 per cent increase across different slabs.
Parking charges have been increased after a gap of five years in view of higher charges levied by the city's civic agencies, the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) said in a statement on Wednesday.
The move comes months after the metro fare hike.
New charges for parking cars at Metro premises
Charges for parking cars at Metro premises will now be Rs.30 instead of the existing Rs.20 for up to six hours from the coming month. And, parking beyond six hours and up to 12 hours will be charged Rs.50 instead of Rs.30. Parking beyond 12 hours will be Rs.60 instead of Rs.40.
The night charges for parking cars i.e. between midnight and 5 am will be Rs.60 from Rs.40.DMRC has also hiked the monthly charges for car parking from Rs.1,000 to Rs.1,200. Users will have to pay double the charges if they park their cars at night.
New charges for parking bikes at Metro parking area
As for bikes, parking up to six hours will cost Rs.15 instead of Rs.10. Parking beyond six to 12 hours will be charged Rs.25 against the existing Rs15, the statement said. Those parking motor bikes for more than 12 hours will have to pay Rs 30 instead of Rs 20, while the night charges for parking between midnight to 5 am hours for the same have been increased from Rs 20 to Rs 30.
The monthly charge for parking bikes has also been hiked from Rs 475 to Rs 600 and the amount will be doubled if bikes are parked at night i.e. from midnight to 5 am, it said.
New charges for parking cycles at Metro parking area
For cycles, parking at the Delhi Metro premises for up to six hours will cost Rs 5 instead of Rs 3. If it goes up to 12 hours, the parking rate will be Rs 5 against the existing Rs 4. If a person parks his cycle for more than 12 hours, he will have to pay Rs 10 instead of Rs 5. The monthly charge for parking cycle has been increased from Rs 45 to Rs 70 and the amount will be double if cycles are parked at night as well, the statement said, adding the night charge for parking cycles between midnight and 5 am will be Rs 10 instead of Rs 5.
Metro fare hike in 2017
In October 2017, the DMRC had effected the fare hike, leading to a rise of around Rs 10 for nearly every distance slab, barely five months after an earlier hike of up to 100 per cent. The metro lost over three lakh commuters a day after the steep fare hike came into effect on October 10, an RTI query had revealed.The metro's daily average ridership came down to 24.2 lakh in October, 2017 from 27.4 lakh in September that year, translating to a fall of around 11 per cent, the RTI added.