New Delhi: The Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) has decided to further reduce passenger fares on the Airport Express Line by up to 50 percent for greater convenience of the commuters from 18th of September, 2015.
As per the revised fare structure applicable from this Friday, the minimum single journey fare on the corridor will be Rs.10 replacing the earlier minimum fare of Rs.20 and the maximum fare will be Rs.60 against the earlier maximum fare of Rs.100.
Therefore, a one way journey from the New Delhi station to Dwarka Sector 21 using Single Journey Token will now cost only Rs.60. Detailed revised Fare Chart will be available on DMRC website www.delhimetrorail.com and at all stations of the Airport Express Line. The Fare Store Value Card offered to the commuters will have a further discount of 10 percent as well.
Some of the important station to station revised fares are as follows:
- New Delhi to IGI Airport: Rs.60
- Shivaji Stadium to IGI Airport: Rs.50
- Shivaji Stadium to Dwarka Sec-21: Rs.60
- New Delhi to Delhi Aerocity: Rs.50
The fares are being decreased to mainly encourage commuters from the Dwarka sub city to travel by the Airport Express line instead of the blue line. This will also help in decongesting the blue line, especially during the peak hours, as it is one of the busiest corridors of the Delhi Metro network. The benefit of lesser travel time on the Airport Express line will also be communicated to the passengers.
The fares of the Airport Express line were decreased by up to 40 percent on 24th July last year. As a result of the measure, the average daily ridership of the corridor increased significantly from around 13,000 in June, 2014 to more than 20,000 in February earlier this year. On 28th August, 2015, more than 32,000 people travelled by the Airport Express line.