Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) decided to increase the Delhi Metro fares again. Delhi Metro is considered as the lifeline of Delhi. This fare hike in a period of five months has created a lot of social media buzz. This fare hike came into effect from 10th October, Tuesday. On one hand, some people feel that this hike was necessary for having better services while on the other, some feel that it only upsets the daily commuter.
“The inflation has hit the common man, and now this hike in fare will pinch our pockets further,” said a daily commuter of the Delhi Metro.
However, an autorickshaw driver said that its good that the fares have increased and so people will avail their services more now.
Arvind Kejriwal, Cheif Minister of Delhi as always criticising the central government tweeted, “Out of 16, Del Govt has 5 Directors, who opposed but Centre adamant. Hike too steep. Centre shud hv been more considerate for common man.”
The revised fare structure is:
- Up to 2 km: Rs 10
- 2 to 5 km: Rs 20
- 5 to 12 km: Rs 30
- 12 to 21 km: Rs 40
- 21 to 32 km: Rs 50
- For journeys beyond 32 km: Rs 60
About 70% of the commuters in the Delhi Metro are smart card users. They will continue to avail 10% discount and also an additional 10% if they are traveling during off-peak hours – between 6 am to 8 am, 12 pm to 5 pm and 9 pm onwards.
Here are some reactions on the fare hike:
To get better service we certainly need to pay a little more. While 66% is definitely too steep, a little #FairHike is not a bad idea after all.
— Rahul Raj (@withmerahul) October 5, 2017
Is DMRC providing me with better facilities? Even the loss are paid on the stations. The price hike is completely unjustified. #FairHike
— Rati Rawat (@rrati4511) October 5, 2017
— गौरव गौतम (@gaurav007gautam) October 5, 2017
— Sukirti Gupta (@sukkirti) October 8, 2017
What are your views on this?