HIGHLIGHTS OF FARE REVISION OF DELHI METRO
May 28, 2017, 8:50 PM
- The Government of India had set up the 4th Fare Fixation Committee in May-2016 to recommend the fares of Delhi Metro as per the provisions of Delhi Metro Rail (Operation & Maintenance) Act, 2002. The FFC is a three member committee chaired by an existing and/or a retired judge of High Court and one representative each at the level of Additional Secretary from the Central Government & the State Government.
- The members of the 4th FFC were as under:
- Justice M. L. Mehta, retired Judge of the High Court of Delhi as Chairman.
- Shri K. K. Sharma, the then Chief Secretary, GNCTD.
- Shri Durga Shanker Mishra (Additional Secretary, Ministry of Urban Development).
- The necessity of revision in fares was on account of increase in the cost of inputs viz. the staff costs, the cost of energy and the cost of repair & maintenance. Since constitution of the 3rd FFC, there has been increase in the rate of industrial DA by 95.5% (from 16.90% to 112.40%), rate of Central DA by 103% (from 22% to 125%) and average increase in the rate of minimum wages by 156.2%. The last fare revision took place in 2009 and the 4th FFC was set up after almost 07 years.
- The highlights of the revised fares are as under:
- The fare revision will be implemented in two phases i.e. Phase-I that will be implemented with effect from 10th May 2017 and Phase-II that will be implemented from 1st October, 2017. There will be a total of six fare slabs as against the existing 15 fare slabs with a minimum fare of Rs.10 and a maximum fare of Rs.50 in the 1st Phase. The existing and revised fares are as under:
- With a view to encourage ridership on Sundays and National Holidays (26th January, 15th August and 2nd October) special discounted fares have been approved. These are as under:
- SPECIAL DISCOUNT ON FARES FOR SMART CARD USERS
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