BENGALURU: The maximum cost to zoom through on Namma Metro from the terminus on its North Corridor to the one on the South Corridor is likely to be fixed at Rs 55. A ride on this 23.2-km distance will thus be the maximum ticket fare on the Metro.
At present, the highest single ticket fare is Rs 40 for the entire East-West Corridor, a distance of 18.1 km.
Going by this fare structure, the cost of travelling 1 km by a Metro train on the Green Line (Nagasandra to Yelachenahalli) will have an increase of 17 paise per km compared to the Purple Line (Mysore Road to Baiyappanahalli). While the cost per kilometre on the Purple Line works out to Rs 2.20 presently, it comes to Rs 2.37 per kilometre on the Green Line.
Speaking to Express, Metro sources familiar with the proposed new chart said, “It will cost the same Rs 55 planned for the full N-S corridor to travel from the Eastern extreme of Baiyappanahalli to the Northern extreme of Nagasandra.”
Travelling from Baiyappanahalli to the Southern end point, Yelachenahalli, will cost Rs 50.
Metro sources told Express, “The entire fare chart with details of all destinations will be released in a few days. Presently, the rates for the end points have been finalised.”
The good part is that a single token would be sufficient to cross over from North-South to the East-West Line via the Kempe Gowda Interchange Metro station. However, commuters will still have to buy different tokens for onward and return journey as the two trips have not been clubbed together.