New Delhi: The Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) on Monday announced that fares this independence day will be discounted to up to 50 per cent. As per the announcement, this is a special offer for all Metro users who can avail up to 50 per cent off on their metro fares, amid recent rise in metro fares. In another notification, the DMRC announced that all Metro parking will remain close from 6am on August 14 till 2 pm on Tuesday.
The decision to offer fares at discounted prices on national holidays of Republic Day, Independence Day and Gandhi Jayanti was proposed by the committee which decides metro fares. This move also seems to be an attempt to boost public transportation on days when traffic routes around the city are diverted in several points.
The second notification by the DMRC states that parking at Metro stations will remain closed from 6 am on Monday to 2 pm on Tuesday owing to security measures adopted for the Independence Day celebrations.
The DMRC also directed its officials to inspect the parking facilities and asked its contractors to clean up the premises keeping in mind the spirit of Swachh Bharat Abhiyan.