This is the second time in a couple of months that the Delhi Metro prices are hiked. The first phase of the hike started from May 10th in which the government raised the minimum ticket price from Rs 8 to Rs 10 – the maximum price before the 10th of May was Rs 30 which was increased to Rs 50.
October 10th marks the start of the second phase of these price changes in Delhi. The central government, in order to maintain the tax structure of the capital, proposed these fare hikes which were given a go sign earlier this year. – Nirmal Singh Lotus Green
Traveling with Metro in Delhi used to be a cheap method for people who travel daily and cannot afford the fare of the private cabs and do not want the hassle of public buses. But with these new hikes, the same people will struggle. They will have to pay more for the same distance. When the cheapest ticket has only experienced a price hike of just a couple of bucks, the maximum has gone up by 30 rupees since the hike was first brought in. The ticket that used to cost Rs 30 will now cost Rs 60 to the travelers after the second phase.
Nirmal Singh Lotus Green said that if you are traveling a short distance, less than 5 km, then you will be paying the unrevised amount but for everyone who is traveling more than 5 km, they will have to pay Rs 10 more. These price hikes have surely made the situation between the Delhi government and Central government a bit restless and tensed even. Delhi Metro Rail Corporation [DMRC] was the one that decided to go forward with the new prices saying that it won’t be competent to defer the price hike – this ended a political confrontation between the two governments.