Government yet to set up panel for revising Delhi Metro fares

New Delhi, Dec 20 (IANS) The revision of fares for Delhi Metro train services is likely to be delayed as the union urban development ministry is yet to constitute a Fare Fixation Committee (FFC), parliament was told Thursday.

"The Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) requested the government to set up the fourth Fare Fixation Committee. The committee has not been constituted so far, nor firm date can be given," Minister of State for Urban Development Deepa Dasmunsi told the Rajya Sabha in a written reply.

Delhi Metro last increased its fares in November 2009. The minimum fare was increased from Rs.6 to Rs.8 and the maximum from Rs.22 to Rs 30. That was the third time Delhi Metro had revised fares since it began operations in 2002.

The Delhi Metro normally makes over 2,700 trips a day, covering about 70,000 km and carrying around 1.8 million passengers on weekdays.

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