Delhi Metro lost 3L commuters per day after fare hike: RTI data reveals

Delhi Metro lost 3L commuters per day after fare hike: RTI data reveals
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New Delhi: An RTI query revealed that since a fare hike in October this year, Delhi Metro has lost over three lakh commuters a day.

The daily average passengers have been brought down to 24.2 lakh in October from 27.4 lakh in September, The Indian Express reported.

As per Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC)’s data which was obtained by PTI, the Blue Line lost over 30 Lakh commuters.

Blue Line is considered Delhi’s busiest Metro-route that stretches to a considerable distance of 50-km and connects Dwarka to Noida. While the Yellow Line, which connects Gurgaon to north Delhi, seen a decline of over 19 lakh commuters, the data revealed.

The metro had earlier lost nearly 1.5 lakh passengers per day, during a hike in June of up to 100 percent.

The revised fare is as follows:

Up to 2 km — Rs 10
2 to 5 km — Rs 20
5 to 12 km — Rs 30
12 to 21 km — Rs 40
21 to 32 km — Rs 50
For journeys beyond 32 km — Rs 60.