New Delhi, Sep 26: Your metro ride may not be as cool an comfortable as you think. From October DMRC is going to implement the second phase of fare hike. The fares were last revised in May. The minimum tariff was raised from Rs 8 to Rs 10 and the maximum fare from Rs 30 to Rs 50.
Initial reports after the price rise suggested that there was a substantial fall in the number of commuters after this price rise. DMRC has seen a dip in footfall, with June witnessing a fall of almost 1.5 lakh passengers per day compared to June 2016. Though the fare hike is from October 1, the real pinch will be felt only from October 3 as October 1 is a Sunday and October 2 is Gandhi Jayanti. It is being anticipated that the second phase of price rise will further see a dip in footfall. Compare this with when metro had started operations on December 25, 2002, the minimum fare was Rs 4 and maximum was Rs 8.