New Delhi: Metro commuters may have to spend extra money on the fares as a panel has recommended a steep increase of up to 66% in ticket prices.

As per reports, the panel has recommended the lowest fares to be increased to Rs. 10 from Rs. 8 and the maximum fare to be increased to Rs. 50 which is Rs. 30 currently.

Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) Board, headed by the Urban Development Secretary Rajiv Gauba, will take the final decision depending on the recommendations by the panel.

The fares of DMRC were revised last time in 2009.

Earlier, the DMRC had proposed a five-slab fare system in the range of Rs 10-50 to mitigate the “adverse” impact on its financial health.