Delhi: After being burdened with hike in electricity tariffs, Delhiites, are ready to shell out more for travelling in metro, as the DMRC (Delhi Metro Rail Corporation) is planning to increase the fares.

A committee has also been constituted by it in this regard and meanwhile it is engaged in reviewing its income and other expenses after abrupt hike in electricity prices.

However, indications are that upcoming report will go in favour of increasing fares since metro authorities have not increased the fares during the last three years given the fact that electricity charge have been increased twice within a year. Also fuel price has skyrocketed during this time adding to the woes of common man.

In Capital, Delhi electricity surcharge has increased by 26 percent putting 30 percent extra load on Delhi Metro.

Taking this into account, DMRC has constituted a Board of Directors which will consist of retired judges, Director Metro Rail Corporation along with some high ranking officials of Delhi government.

As per DMRC sources, committee will prepare its report on yearly basis after calculating its expenditure. Also DMRC expenditure has gone up manifold during the last few years in comparison with its income due to which is planning to increase the fares.


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