Come Wednesday, commuters will have to shell out more for travelling on the Delhi Metro, with the authorities announcing a fare hike on Monday.

The new minimum fare will be up from Rs 8 to Rs 10 while the maximum would be Rs 50 as against the existing Rs 30, a Metro spokesperson said. This arrangement will be in place till September.

From October, the maximum fare would go upto Rs 60. Metro fares for Sundays & national holidays will be Rs. 10 from 0-12km, Rs. 20 for 12-21km, Rs. 30 for 21-32km, Rs. 40 for beyond 32km.

The new fares were announced by Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) Chief Spokesperson Anuj Dayal and Director Finance K K Saberwal at a news conference.

A representational image | Source: PTI

The new fare structure is: up to 2 kms -- Rs 10, 2 to 5 kms -- Rs 15, 5 to 12 kms -- Rs 20, 12 to 21 kms -- Rs 30, 21 to 32 kms -- Rs 40, and for journeys of over 32 kms Rs 50.

This is in tune with the recommendations of a three- member Fare Fixation Committee, which were accepted by the DMRC board headed by the Union Urban Development Secretary Rajib Gauba. The DMRC had last revised the fares in 2009 when the minimum and maximum fares were increased from Rs 6 and Rs 22 to Rs 8 and Rs 30 respectively

(With inputs from PTI, ANI)

(Feature image source: Reuters)