The Delhi Metro Rail Corporation or DMRC has now reduced the fares on the use of smart cards despite a revision of metro fares. Those carrying a smart card and travelling during the off-peak hours - between 6 am to 8 am, 12 pm to 5 pm and 9 pm onwards will be able to avail a 20 per cent discount.
In another move, the DMRC has defined 'peak hour' as the time when a passenger enters (tabs the smart card on the system) the system.
For example: If the in time is off peak then the trip is as per off peak charges even if one exits a metro station during a time zone that falls in peak hour category. In a statement, the DMRC says, "we hope this will encourage commuters to plan and travel in the most judicious manner thereby reaping the benefits of discounted fares."
70 per cent of Metro commuters are smart card users. The revised fares will be applicable on five lines Blue, Yellow, Red, Green and Violet. Fares will remain the same for The Airport Express Line.