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Instead of the earlier slabs of Rs 10, 20, 30 and 40, the new structure will have five slabs of Rs 10, 20, 25, 35 and 45. The fare slabs per trip for the return journey token category have been similarly revamped from Rs 10, 15, 25 and 30 to Rs 10, 20, 22.50, 30 and 35 now.
Thursday onwards, the railways will introduce mobile ticketing system for suburban trains at eight more stations—Vashi on Harbour line, Thane, Kalyan and CST on the Main line and Borivli, Andheri, Mumbai Central and Churchgate on the Western line.
The minimum and maximum Metro fares will be Rs 10 and Rs 40 when the 12-km Versova-Andheri-Ghatkopar (VAG) corridor opens. The cost of a ride on the Metro will work out to roughly 1.5 times the current BEST bus fare for a given distance.