New Delhi, Oct 13: Services on Delhi Metro’s Violet Line were disrupted for half-an-hour during the morning rush hours on Friday due to a technical problem resulting into problems for the officer goers, reports ANI. The Delhi Metro Rail Corporation has, as of yet, not released an official statement revealing the exact reason behind the problem.
The violet line is one of the six lines of the Delhi Metro that connects Kashmere Gate station in New Delhi with Escorts Mujesar in Faridabad. The line consists of 32 metro stations with a total length of 40.35 kilometres.
The disruption of the services did not go down well with the commuters as one of them took to Twitter and slammed the DMRC over the recent fare hikes. “Technical problem at delhi metro violet line so the fares are increased for the delays and inconvenience,” a Twitter used posted.
Notably, the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation hiked the fare of Delhi Metro services on Monday to reportedly meet the input costs and to keep providing world class services to the passengers. The revised fare structure is: up to 2 km — Rs 10, 2 to 5 km — Rs 20, 5 to 12 km — Rs 30, 12 to 21 km — Rs 40, 21 to 32 km — Rs 50 and for journeys beyond 32 km — Rs 60.
The new fares would be applicable across five corridors — Blue, Yellow, Red, Green and Violet — of the metro. There shall be no change in the fares of Airport Express Line (Orange Line).
Interestingly, when the Delhi Metro had started its operations on December 25, 2002, the minimum fare was Rs 4 and maximum was Rs 8.