DMRC seeks public view on fare hike
TNN | Jun 23, 2016, 10.19 AM IST
New Delhi: If you have something to say about the proposed Metro fare hike, here's your chance to speak out. The committee set up to revise Delhi Metro fares has invited suggestions from people by June 30. The committee's final report will recommend if a hike in tariff is accepted or not.
The fourth fare fixation committee that took charge on June 9 has to submit its report by September 8. Metro fares were last revised in 2009, while its operating expenses have increased considerably. "Suggestions can be sent through email — firstname.lastname@example.org — or by post addressed to the chairman of the fourth fare fixation committee, Metro Bhawan, Barakhamba Road, New Delhi-110001,"
Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) said, "Metro's minimum fare was revised to Rs 8 from Rs 6, while the maximum fare was revised to Rs 30 from Rs 22 in 2009. " Since then, DMRC's network has increased from 90km to 213km and operating expenses have gone up considerably, but the fares have remained the same," it added.
The notice inviting suggestions from people has been displayed at major interchange stations like Rajiv Chowk, Kashmere Gate, Mandi House and Central Secretariat.