New Delhi, Sep 2
Be prepared to pay more for parking at Delhi Metro stations — from Sep 8.
The monthly parking fee for car is going up to Rs.625 from Rs.500; for motorcycle, scooter and autorickshaw to Rs.300 from Rs.250; and for cycle-rickshaw to Rs.30 from Rs.20.
“The fee at Metro stations is much less than those levied by the Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) and New Delhi Municipal Council (NDMC),” a DMRC official said.
Delhi Metro also introduced a monthly parking pass Thursday at select stations.
“These monthly passes will be issued to any regular commuter using smart card provided they have used their smart card for at least 20 days in August,” the official said.
To avail this facility, the commuter should give a request letter with copies of the driving licence, registration certificate and smart card at any of 18 stations.
These are: Dilshad Garden, Jhilmil, Shahdara, Seelampur, Tis Hazari, Pulbangash, Pratap Nagar, Shastri Nagar, Inder Lok, Kanhaiya Nagar, Rohini West, Rithala, GTB Nagar, Patel Chowk, RK Ashram, Moti Nagar, Janakpuri East and Uttam Nagar East.
Delhi Metro makes over 2,400 trips a day, covering about 69,000 km and ferrying around 17 lakh passengers on working days.