Delhi metro hikes passenger fares

The Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) has increased the Delhi metro fares after a gap of seven years in a bid to sustain its operational costs. The new fare structure is divided into six slabs, with a minimum fare of Rs 10 for a distance covered up to 2 km. The highest fare amount has been set at Rs 50 for distances over 32 km. However, a 20 per cent discount will be provided on the new fares for those carrying smart cards and travelling during off-peak hours. In addition, a discount of Rs 10 will be provided across all slabs on Sundays and national holidays. Going forward, the DMRC will revise the tariff structure further from October 1, 2017 and will hike the maximum fare to Rs 60.