Students, senior citizens may get discount before increase of next metro fares
New Delhi: Students and senior citizens may get discount during the metro travel before the increase of next metro fares, it will be decided in the next fair fixation committee report, said Dr Mangu Singh, Managing Director, Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) at the inauguration of the exhibition at Rajiv Chowk as metro completed 16 years.
Delhi Metro, which began its journey with a mere 8-km-long Red Line connecting Shahdra and Tis Hazari, turned 16 years on Christmas Day. It was on December 25, 2002, when the Delhi Metro was inaugurated by Atal Bihari Vajpayee, the then PM, along with then Delhi CM Sheila Dikshit.
During its construction in three phases, the metro has spread its network across 317 kms of the city and its suburbs. By the time the Phase-III winds up next year, it will have expanded to 349 kms, and with Phase-IV, which has just been given the green signal and is expected to be completed by 2022, the Delhi Metro will cross the 400 kms mark. In words of the Delhi Metro Rail Corp, the current year was 'historic' in terms of construction of several new stretches, totalling a length of a 'record' 87 kms.