Last week, when the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation announced that they were slashing fares by up to 50% on the 22.7 km Airport Express line that runs from the New Delhi Railway Station to Dwarka Sector 21, they didn’t quite release what the new fare table will look like. In my post announcing the new fares (See: DMRC Slashes Airport Express Line fares by upto 50%), I had hinted that they might do so only when the fares become applicable on Friday, September 18. Lo and behold, the new fare table has now been released on their webpage for the Airport Express Line.
For your perusal, I’ve reproduced the new fare table below which is applicable for a single ride/journey:
As per the DMRC’s press release, this move is 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.
To give you an idea of how the fare prices have been reduced, please see:
It’s been only 4 days since the new fares have become applicable, but I cannot wait to see how it has affected ridership not only on the Airport Express line but also on the 56.4 km Blue line which runs from Dwarka Sector 21 to the Noida City Centre. If and whenever the DMRC makes those numbers public, I will make sure to write a post on that.
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