Delhi metro announces new rule for commuters, effective from Jan 11

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New Delhi, Jan 9: In view of rising crowd at the metro stations, the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) has announced new rules to control overcrowding.

The new rules is set to come into effect from Monday, Jan 11.

DMRC announces new rule

According to new rule, commuters can stay inside the metro premise according to length of their journey.

All commuters who are planning to travel a distance where the fare presently is upto Rs18, would be allowed to remain in the system for 65 minutes.

Time duration allowed would subsequently increase for longer journeys in the next two time zones i.e 100 minutes for traveling over approximately 14 stations and 180 minutes for travelling over approximately 15 stations and above.

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"With effect from January 11, the maximum permissible time limit of stay will be rationalized according to the length of journey of the commuter. The maximum permissible time will now be divided into three separate time zones," said a statement issued by the DMRC on Friday.

Presently, every metro commuter is allowed to stay inside the premises for 170 minutes if he enters from one station and exits from another station irrespective of the distance travelled.

Every month, more than a lakh commuters are penalized for overstaying in the system by exceeding this time limit.

"1,08,513 passengers were booked for overstaying in the system in December 2015," added the statement.

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