Metro trains were introduced in Delhi as an affordable mode of transport. It had a great utility as it helped to release the traffic load from the roads to a great extent. Due to its capacity of carrying large number of people it also served as an eco-friendly option. It was preferred by people of Delhi and the project proved to be a successful one.
The fares of Metro have been constant since 2009. But now Delhi Metro rail Corporation has decided to raise the fares of Metro trains, after 8 years, by 25% to 67% from 10th May 2017. DMRC is planning another hike in the month of October. And. DMRC is predicting the rise in fares by up to Rs. 10 after October.
As per the recent hike in fares, which will be in effect from 10th May 2017, the minimum fare will be now Rs. 10 (earlier it was Rs. 8) and maximum fare will be Rs. 50 (earlier it was Rs. 30). Moreover, DMRC has also introduced a concession in fares on Sundays and national holidays. The minimum fare during these days will be Rs. 10 and maximum will be Rs. 40. This concession rates will be applicable till September end. The concession will continue after that as well but the rates will be revised from October 1st.
|Distance (Kms)||Fare applicable from May 10 to Sept 30, 2017 (INR)||Fare applicable from 1st October 2017 (INR)|
|More than 32||50||60|
Below is the concessional fare that will be applicable on Sundays and national Holidays:
|Distance (Kms)||Fare till Sept 30, 2017 (INR)|
|More than 32||40|
However, it is noticeable that fare of Airport Express line metros will not be revised and will remain same.
DMRC has been working on these new rates for a year now. This hike is for compensation of the expenses that DMRC has born. DMRC has incurred loss of Rs. 708 Crore in 205-16. The operational ratio in 2009 was 50, when the fares were last revised. Now the operational ratio has increased to 69 and therefore there was a need to revise the fares.