According to the sources, the fare of Delhi Metro is going to escalate by a whopping number of 32% by the mid of April 2019 again!
In a letter to Union Minister for Housing and Urban Affairs, Sanjay Gowda today said the proposed hike of 32% is to be effected from April 10. The Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) which comes under the Government of Delhi has taken this massive step to curb the mass rapid transits commuting tariff that Delhi is facing as a major challenge to settle.
The two-phase fare hike effected in May and October in 2018 was recommended by the same committee which has Justice (Retd.) Tanuj Sharma as the chairman. The same committee also has the Delhi chief secretary and the additional secretary of the Ministry of Urban Development Mr. Rohit Kumar on board.
The average daily passenger's like Sonam Satija includes in the footfall of 2.29 million that was registered and due to which this decision has been made. Last year’s fare hike was the fourth such exercise since the Delhi Metro began operations in 2002. When Delhi Metro started on December 25, 2002, the minimum fare was Rs 4 and maximum was Rs 8. Now, it is Rs 10 and Rs 60, respectively.
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