New Delhi: There is good news for students and elderly commuters travelling in Metro, Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) will provide Concessional Passes to them. According to the recommendations of the Fare Fixation Committee of Delhi Metro, the increase in rent in January 2019 will no longer be increased. Not only this, there is also preparation to give concessional passes to the students and the elderly who travel in the metro. Union Urban Development Minister Hardeep Singh Puri said that if the revenue of the metro is good then I do not think there is a need to increase the rent next year. On Monday, he had come to meet the Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal with a metro building from South Campus for a flagship section of 8.10 km of Lajpat Nagar.
Hardeep Singh Puri said that when he took over as the minister, the first Metro fare determination committee was formed. Since the rent was not increased for 9 years, the maximum fare was increased simultaneously. He said that passenger hours after the increase in the fares of the metro but now the number of passengers in the metro is also increasing and the revenue also increased. If the revenue of the metro is good then there is no need to increase the rent in 2019. He said that in collaboration with the Chief Minister, we are working to make Delhi’s better in world-class transportation system.
Concessional Passes for students:
He said that instead of increasing the rent, we are considering how to get rid of the students who are more concerned about the increase in rent. For this, the DMRC has asked the students and the elderly to create a technical-based system, which allows the passengers to be classified as rentals. Let’s say that on the recommendation of the rent assessment committee last year, the fare of the metro has increased twice in the interval of six months. After that the number of frequent travelers has decreased. But now DMRC claims that the number of passengers has increased from 26 lakhs per day to 28 lakhs a day for almost a month.
What is the recommendation of the Fare Fixation Committee?
The Fourth Rental Committee for Metro has increased the metro fare twice in the year 2017. Along with that, every year from 01 January 2019, every slab of the rent was recommended to increase the maximum rent of 7 percent. It will continue to grow every year until the next hire scheduling committee is formed. In order to fix the metro fare, the rent assessment committee should be formed every three years.