Delhi Metro travellers today are witnessing another fare hike, which has come barely five months within the last one. From Tuesday, the fares have gone up by between 20 percent and 50 percent over the existing fares. Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has termed the increase as “anti-people”, as reported by the Indian Express. The price hike has lead to an increase of Rs. 10 for all travels beyond 5 km. The maximum fare, for journeys beyond 32 km, will now be Rs. 60. However, the Smartcard users, who happen to be 70 percent of the metro’s total ridership according to Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC)’s estimates, will continue to get 10 percent discount on each ride, reported PTI.
DMRC made the announcement after its board refused to interfere in the matter, saying it has no power to change the recommendations of the fare fixation committee (FCC), which had proposed the hike.
Also Read: Delhi Metro fare hike chart
While Delhi is facing the steep hike in fares, let us take a look at how much do commuters pay to travel by other Metros in the country and who decides these fares, as per the report by the Indian Express:
Fare: Rs 5-25
• The Kolkata Metro is India’s oldest Metro that functions under the Ministry of Railways.
• The Railway Board decides fares.
• Fare range metro in Kolkata is Rs 5 for 0-5 km; Rs 10 for 5-10 km; Rs 15 for 10-15 km; Rs 15 for 15-20 km; Rs 20 for 20-25 km and Rs 25 for 25-30 km.
• Proposal for an increase is currently pending with the Railway Board.
Fare: Rs 6-17 (off-peak); Rs 11-23
• JMRC Board of Directors decided fares.
• There are provisions for both an ‘Automatic Mid-term Fare Correction Formula’, and a Fare Fixation Committee.
• Off-peak hour fares applicable until 4.59 pm; standard fares apply 5 pm onwards.
• Off-peak/peak rate fares: Rs 6/11 for 0-2 stations; Rs 11/17 for 3-5 stations; Rs 17/23 for 6-8 stations.
Fare: Rs 10-40
• Mumbai Metro One Private Limited began operations on June 8, 2014.
• The fare structure was of Rs 10-20-30-40 for the 11.4-km corridor, which remains the same today as well.
• Over the years, the discount structure on return journey, store pass and trip pass have been changed to charge higher fares.
Fare: Rs 10-60
• The Bangalore Metro Railway Administration approves fares for the Bengaluru Metro, as per the Metro Railway (Operation and Maintenance) Act, 2002.
• On the 18-km East-West Corridor, the minimum fare is Rs 10; maximum is Rs 45. While it is Rs 60 on the 24-km North-South Corridor.
• Fares were increased by 10%-15% in June, reported by the Indian Express.
Fare: Rs 10-60
• Initial fares were decided by the LMRC Board of Directors after analysing Metro fare patterns in other cities and other modes of transport in Lucknow.
• The fares are decided based on the number of stations travelled.
• Rs 10 for 1 station; Rs 15 for 2 stations; Rs 20 for 3-6 stations; Rs 30 for 7-9 stations; Rs 40 for 10-13 stations; Rs 50 for 14-17 stations; for more than 18 stations the fare charged is Rs 60.
Fare: Rs 10-60
• Fares are fixed by Chennai Metro Rail Limited (CMRL) in consultation with the state government.
• Fare up to 3 stations is Rs 10; for a distance of 10 km, Rs 40; maximum fare of Rs 60 is charged for the distance upto 21 km.
Fare: Rs 10-50
• Fares are fixed by Board of Directors of Kochi Metro Rail Limited.
• Minimum fare Rs 10; maximum for the 18-km stretch, Rs 50.
• There are intermediate slabs of Rs 20, Rs 30 and Rs 40.
• 20% rebate on use of Kochione Metro Card.