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Delhi Metro ride gets costlier from today: All you need to know

The ruling Aam Aadmi Party has been vociferously opposing the fare hike

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Delhi Metro fare hike: The story so far in 10 points

Travelling on the Delhi Metro became costlier from today, with the minimum fare set at Rs 10 and the maximum at Rs 60.

Only the minimum fare of Rs 10 for a distance of 0-2 km remains unchanged, while for all other fare slabs commuters will have to pay Rs 5-10 more than earlier for distance travelled. 
 
While commuters pay Rs 15 for a distance travelled between 2 and 5 km, now they will have to pay Rs 20. The maximum fare has been increased to Rs 60 from Rs 50.
Delhi govt-DMRC tussle: The story so far
  • Delhi Metro's fourth Fare-fixation committee had proposed a phased increase in Metro fares. The Metro fares were revised in May when the minimum tariff was raised from Rs 8 to Rs 10 and the maximum fare from Rs 30 to Rs 50. Passengers carrying a and travelling during the off-peak hours — between 6 am - 8 am, 12 pm - 5 pm and 9 pm onwards — were given a discount of 20%. On Sundays and holidays (26 January, 15 August and 2 October), the discount was of around Rs 10 across slabs.  Read more
  • The second phase of the Metro fare hike was likely to be introduced from October 10. The hike was supposed to be steep this time, going up by a maximum of Rs 10.  Read more
     
  • Delhi Chief Minister described the proposed metro fare hike as "anti-people" and said that he has asked his Transport Minister to find a way to stop it. Read more
     
  • Delhi Government's Transport Minister told the (DMRC) to hold the impending fare hike till it completes an enquiry on the proposed increase. Read more

    Chief Minister writes to the Centre, demands withdrawal of the proposed fare hike.  Read more
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  • Amid a stiff opposition from the over the proposed fare increase, the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) clarifies that the "hike is necessary" to meet input costs and to keep providing a world-class service. Read more
     
  • writes to DMRC's Managing Director Mangu Singh over the unjustified decision by the DMRC to hike the passenger fares for the second time within five months this year.  Read more
     
  • The Centre informs the that the Metro Act does not allow it to put on hold the hike in Delhi Metro fares. Centre asks Kejriwal to provide Rs 3,000 crore every year to DMRC to cancel the metro fare hike. Read more
     
  • In a letter to Union Housing and Urban Affairs Minister Hardeep Singh Puri, Kejriwal offered to take over DMRC to make it more efficient. He also said that his government was ready to pay 50% of the funds needed, provided a matching grant was contributed by the Read more
     
  • Quoting existing guidelines as well as the new Metro Rail Policy, Puri rejected Kejriwal's offer to take over DMRC,  share operational expenses. Read more
     
  • The were applicable from Tuesday as was scheduled by the DMRC. Read more
     
  • Commuters express their disappointment, saying that they might want to shift to other modes of transport. Read more
     
  • Deputy CM Delhi alleged that the recent fare hike in the Delhi Metro was a conspiracy by the Centre to benefit private taxi companies. Read more

First Published: Tue, October 10 2017. 15:49 IST
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