New Delhi: The 4th Fare Fixation Committee (FFC) constituted by the Government of India for the purpose of recommending the revised passenger fares for the Delhi Metro has invited suggestions from the general public in this regard.
The notice inviting suggestions from the Metro passengers has also been displayed at major interchange Metro stations of the Delhi Metro Network namely Rajiv Chowk, Kashmere Gate, Mandi House and Central Secretariat at appropriate locations. The suggestions can be sent through email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by Post to the Chairman, 4th Fare Fixation Committee, Metro Bhawan, Barakhamba Road, New Delhi-110001. The last date for sending suggestions is 30th June 2016.
Set up under Sections 33 & 34 of the Metro Railway (Operations and Maintenance) Act, 2002, the Committee has been given three month time from the date of assumption.
The members of the 4th FFC are Justice M.L.Mehta, retired Judge of the High Court of Delhi, Shri K.K.Sharma (Chief Secretary, G NCT Delhi) and Shri Durga Shanker Mishra (Additional Secretary, Ministry of Urban Development). The committee assumed the charge on 9th June 2016 and has to submit its report by 8thSeptember 2016.
The last Fare Fixation Committee submitted their recommendations on Metro fares in 2009. The Delhi Metro’s fares were last revised in November 2009 when the minimum fare was revised to Rs. 8 from Rs. 6 while the maximum fare was revised to Rs 30 from Rs 22. Since then, DMRC’S network has increased from 90 km to 213 km while fares have remained the same and operating expenses have gone up considerably.