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New Delhi: With significant rise in its operational costs, Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) managing director Mangu Singh on Thursday said that a fare hike is “long overdue” while expressing hope that a fare fixation committee will be “formed soon”.
Fares were last revised in 2009 when the minimum fare was raised from Rs6 to Rs8 with the maximum fare being raised to Rs30 from Rs22. “Fare hike is due for a long time now. It’s long overdue actually.
Now when the committee will be formed and when it will give its recommendations is not in my hand,” Singh said on the sidelines of an event to unveil art display panels at Jorbagh Metro station.
On being asked whether the urban development ministry had replied to DMRC’s letter asking to appoint a fare-fixation committee, Singh said, “letters are a way to remind them on our part. Let us hope that the committee is formed as soon as possible.” More info