After receiving huge response from Nagpurians, Maharashtra Metro Rail Corporation Limited (MMRCL) has restored the fare of Nagpur Metro to the pre-Covid level with immediate effect. Though Metro is ducking under guise of restoration, for people it translates into hike in the fare.
Encouraged by the trend that followed the week into the new year, MMRCL bosses quietly decided to switch back to pre-covid ticket fare to ensure recovery of the huge investment that went into putting in place the mass rapid transport system in city. However while restoring the fares to pre Covid level, MMRCL said it has taken care to keep the rates intact for small distance travel so that citizens are spared the rod.
So for travel upto six kms the ticket will be as usual Rs.5only, said Akhilesh Halve, Deputy General Manager, Corporate Communications, MMRCL.
The bare minimum hike is only for those who travel end to end, the 15 km stretch or more where
the fare is going to be Rs. 35. Between 6 to9km travel, the rate will be Rs. 10 which till now was common for end to end travel.
Similarly for 9 to 12 km ride the metro fare is going to Rs. 15. Halve further added that compared to other cities, the fare of Nagpur Metro is still the lowest. MMRCL bosses have kept in mind
the status of second capital of State and not effect any hike and only restored the original fare. During the outbreak of Covid-19 when there were travel restrictions and then to encourage people to switch over to metro, the fare was kept deliberately low.
Now that people have realised the advantage of travelling by metro, restoring the fare was a just decision, Halve further added.