Double blow: After fare hike, Delhi Metro raises parking charges by up to Rs 20

NEW DELHI: Close on the heels of a steep hike in fares, the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation has now decided to increase its parking charges too.
DMRC has decided to increase the parking charges by Rs 2 to Rs 20 across different slabs, effective from May 1. The charges will be revised after a gap of 5 years and, in most slabs, the increase is by 50%.

Chief minister Arvind Kejriwal said the move would “kill Delhi Metro”. He tweeted: “First fare hike and now parking charges hike. These steps will completely kill Delhi Metro n increase congestion n pollution on roads. Sad (sic).” Urban development minister Satyendar Jain, too, took to Twitter: “Metro increased parking charges by 50%. Earler increased fares by 100%. God knows who is advising Delhi Metro.”

Those parking their cars at Delhi Metro’s parking lots will now have to pay Rs 30 instead of Rs 20 for up to six hours; beyond six hours and up to 12 hours the charge will be Rs 50 instead of Rs 30 and those parking beyond 12 hours will have to pay Rs 60 instead of Rs 40. Night charges for parking between midnight and 5am have been hiked from Rs 40 to Rs 60.

Increasing parking fees is okay but the fares should be reduced. Otherwise,) where is the acha din for the common man?Samyek D

Monthly parking charges for cars have also been increased from Rs 1,000 to Rs 1,200 and users will have to pay double this amount if they are parking at night too.

For two wheelers the rates have been hiked to Rs 15 from the present Rs 10 for parking up to six hours, Rs 25 from Rs 15 up to 12 hours and Rs 30 from Rs 20 beyond 12 hours. Cycle users will now have to pay Rs 5 instead of Rs 3 for parking up to six hours, Rs 5 instead of Rs 4 up to 12 hours and Rs 10 instead of Rs 5 for parking beyond 12 hours. The night charges for parking cycles have been increased from Rs 5 to Rs 10 and the monthly charges have been hiked from Rs 45 to Rs 70. “The metro parking charges have not been revised for five years and the current charges are quite lower than those levied by civic agencies,” said a DMRC spokesperson.

Source: toi

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