New Delhi: Get ready to shell out more money for parking at the Delhi metro stations. The Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) has revised its parking rates which will be applicable from September 8.

Apart from hiking the parking fare, DMRC has changed the time period of parking vehicles as well.

As per the new time period, the DMRC has set rates from zero to six hours, six to 12 hours and 12 hours and above. Earlier, the time was divided into two sets only.

Car owners will have to shell out Rs 10 for six hours, Rs 15 for 12 hours and Rs 25 for more than 12 hours, whereas two-wheelers and auto-rickshaw drivers will have to pay Rs 5, Rs 8 and Rs 12 as per the aforesaid time period.

Parking rates for the night have been increased to Rs 25 and Rs 12 for cars and two-wheelers, respectively.

Meanwhile, parking at Patel Chowk and Vishwa Vidyalaya metro stations are costlier at Rs 20 for six hours, Rs 30 for 12 hours and Rs 40 if the parking time exceeds 12 hours.

The monthly pass charges for parking of cars and two-wheelers have also increased. Car owners will now have to pay Rs 625 and two-wheelers Rs 300 for a month’s pass.

According to DMRC spokesperson Anuj Dayal, this decision has been taken following the observation that people used to park their vehicles inside the metro parking as the rates outside are much higher.

“The monthly passes will be given to smart card holders, who have been regularly using their card for more than 20 days in a month,” added Dayal.

This facility has been made available in 18 stations in the first phase- Dilshad Garden, Jhilmil, Shahdara, Seelampur, Tees Hazari, Pulbangash, Pratap Nagar, Shastri Nagar, Inder Lok, Kanhiya Nagar, Rohini West, Rithala, GTB Nagar, Patel Chowk, R K Ashram, Moti Nagar, Janakpuri East and Uttam Nagar East.

JPN/Bureau