The Jaipur Metro Rail Corporation (JMRC) has announced the fare structure for Jaipur Metro, which will begin its commercial run by March 31.
The annoucement came following the meeting of JMRC board of directors on Friday.
As per the fee structure, a fare of minimum Rs 5 and maximum Rs 20 will be charged from the passengers, which will vary according to peak hours, lean hours and number of stations travelled.
For example, if a passenger will travel up to two stations during lean hours, he will have to pay Rs 5, while for the same distance he will have to pay Rs 10 during peak hours.
The peak/lean hours will be decided by the JMRC management in the next six months on the basis of actual ridership and other relevant factors, said a senior official of the corporation. For the first six months, passengers will be charged as per the lean hour rates, the official added.
The JMRC could extend the validity of introductory fare for a further period of up to six months if considered desirable, the official said.
The smart card users (daily commuters) will be given a discount of 10% (Rs 10 or more but less than Rs 20) and 15% (Rs 20 or more).
The official said the critical task for the JMRC before commencing revenue operations was to decide the fare structure and prepare a business manual incorporating all the regulations that will govern its automatic fare collection (AFC) system and regulate the use of contactless smart token (CST) and contactless smart card (CSC) .
He said the passengers will be provided a flat discount of Rs 5 in each slab during off-peak hours of travel; to minimise transaction time initial standard fare has been fixed in multiples of Rs 5; average distance between two Metro stations is about one km, the fare slabs have been based on the number of stations travelled.
He said the JMRC has introduced co-branded combo card for daily commuters. “We have signed an MoU with HDFC bank; tourist card (one-day tour card (Rs 50) and three-day tour card (Rs 150); group ticket (manual paper tickets) will be issued to groups of more than 20 commuters, on request, at a discount of 10%).