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Delhi Metro Hikes Fares, Effective From Today; Know New Rates Here

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| October 10 , 2017 , 10:16 IST

The Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) announcement for a second increase in fares after the last hike in May this year, was met with widespread disapproval and protests while Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal made several attempts to stall the fare hike.

Regardless, the Delhi Metro has increased its fares as scheduled, which will be effective from Tuesday. The minimum fare of Rs 10 for the distance of 0-2 km will remain the same, however, the other distances have had the fare increased by Rs 5-10 extra.

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To travel a distance of 2-5 km, commuters would be charged Rs 20, as compared to the previous Rs 15, for distances of 5-12 km the charge is Rs 30, for 12 -21 km the charge is Rs 40, for distance of 21-32 km the fare is Rs 50 and for journeys beyond 3km the maximum fare is Rs 60. Charges on the Airport Express line will remain the same.

Those using smart cards will continue to receive a 10 percent discount on the fares, as would those travelers using the metro during non-peak hours, for example before 8 AM, between 12 PM and 5 PM and after 9 PM.

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The metro fare rates had been stable since 2009 but following a proposal by the Fare Fixation Committee the rates were increased in two phases, the first which took place in May this year and the second taking place on Tuesday, October 10.

Delhi CM Kejriwal protested against the hike terming the move 'anti-people' and passed a resolution against the hike in Delhi Assembly on Monday night, however, the DMRC maintained that the recommendations of the Fare Fixation Committee could not be put off and the fare hike took place as scheduled.