By Accommodation Times Bureau
The revision of fares for the 11.4 km stretch operating between Versova-Andheri-Ghatkopar have come without any prior notification.
Slabs of single journey tickets, on the other hand, are unchanged at Rs 10, Rs 20, Rs 30 and Rs 40. The cheapest way to travel by the metro is to purchase a 45 trip pass with a 30-day validity. Trip-based passes were earlier available in two slabs—Rs 675 for 5km and Rs 900 for beyond 5km. Now, they come in three slabs—0-5km, 5-8km and beyond 8km—at Rs 750, Rs 1,050 and Rs 1,350, respectively. The hike works out to 11% for up to 5km, 16% for 5-8km and 50% beyond 8km. Versova-Ghatkopar trip-based passes, for instance, will now be sold for Rs 1,350 against Rs 900 earlier.
Kurla resident Madhuri Naik said, “The fares should not have been revised right before the onset of monsoon. The metro is the most preferred mode of commute during this season to avoid traffic jams on roads caused by water-logging.”