Delhi Airport express line fares to be halved from 18th September

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INDIA: The Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) has announced that it will further reduce passenger fares on the Airport Express Line by up to 50% from Friday 18th of September 2015.

The new minimum single journey fare on the corridor will be 10INR ($0.15) replacing the earlier minimum fare of 20INR ($0.30) and the maximum fare will be 60INR ($0.90) against the earlier maximum fare of 100INR ($1.50).

The fares are being decreased to mainly encourage commuters from the Dwarka sub city to travel with 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 fares of the Airport Express line were decreased by up to 40% 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 with the Airport Express line.