Delhi Metro Increases Its Fare By 66%

- Advertisement -

After 8 years,Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) has approved the increase in metro fares.According to DMRC officials,Delhi Metro is facing a loss of Rs.708 crore due to increase in salaries and electricity usage and a delayed increase in fares.

Despite all these arguments, still government is opposing a sudden hike in price as it will cause problems to travelers. Also, Residential Welfare Associations (RWA’s) is opposing it indicating its adverse effect on budget 2018.

- Advertisement -

To avoid the inconvenience to the daily passengers,the process will proceed in two phases.A rise of 25% fare will be applicable from tomorrow and second phase will be applicable from October 1, 2017,fares will rise upto 66%.

- Advertisement -

The fare will rise from Rs.8 to Rs.10 and as follow.Although,a discount of 10% will be given to Smart Card holders and in non-peak hours.The localities are still disturbed by this step of metro authorities.It will signify a sudden fall in number of metro passengers in future. DMRC should go for other options too like advertisements and extending duration to 12 AM or by providing more facilities as a decline in passenger count due to hike in fares will ultimately decrease revenue.

If the metro fares would have risen slowly in previous years,then a huge hike could be reverted.
- Advertisement -

Download the DU Express app on Play Store to stay connected with all the latest admission news and campus news 24×7.Click here to download the app.

Join our Telegram channel today free of cost to get all the latest updates delivered directly on your smartphone.Click here to subscribe to our Telegram channel or search for – @DUExpressIndia on Telegram to join.

- Advertisement -

Similar Articles

Advertisment

Stay Connected

87,746FansLike
50,200FollowersFollow
1,807FollowersFollow

Most Popular

Delhi University Releases Its Six-Month Report Card

On Tuesday, 19th January, acting Vice-Chancellor P C Joshi released DU's six-month report card. While doing so, he also talked about the 'Vidya Vistar...

This Day in History – 22nd January

This Day in History is DUE’s daily dose of trivia for all the history buffs out there. So sit back and take a ride of all...

Professor Sunil Kumar, the most acclaimed DU Historian is no more.

One of the most renowned professors of a subject as grandiloquent as History, Professor Sunil Kumar, passed away on the 17th of January, 2021...