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Is Delhi's Metro fare cheapest in the world? Find out...

December 19, 2013 09:29 IST

Image: Commuters wait to board a Metro train in New Delhi.
Photographs: B Mathur/Reuters

Although almost all major cities of the world have Metro trains as essential part of the public transport network, prices vary widely when it comes to fare.

Let's take a look at how much one-way journey costs in some of the biggest cities across the world.

Note: In some cities fares depend on distance or zone. Prices given here are only indicative.

Source: CCTV

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Image: A woman waits for a tube train to depart at an underground station in London, United Kingdom.
Photographs: Luke MacGregor/Reuters

London Metro

Minimum one-way fare: Rs 453.91

Maximum one-way fare: Rs 565.09

Overall rank in fare: 1

London Metro, which began operations in 1863, carries more than 1 billion passengers annually.

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Image: Couples pose for photographers in a subway train during a mass wedding in Hong Kong.
Photographs: Kin Cheung/Reuters

Hong Kong Metro

Minimum one-way fare: Rs 35.70

Maximum one-way fare: Rs 387.68

Overall rank in fare: 2

Hong Kong Metro, which began operations in 1979, carries more than 4 million passengers everyday.

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Image: A historic underground train passes an elevated section of the network in the centre of Berlin, Germany.
Photographs: Alexandra Winkler/Reuters

Berlin Metro

Minimum one-way fare: Rs 136.07

Maximum one-way fare: Rs 272.38

Overall rank in fare: 3

Berlin Metro, which began operations in 1902, carries more than 1 million passengers everyday.

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Image: A subway worker gestures as a car at Tsukiji subway station of Tokyo Metro Hibiya Line moves off in Tokyo, Japan.
Photographs: Kimimasa Mayama/Reuters

Tokyo Metro

Minimum one-way fare: Rs 95.99

Maximum one-way fare: Rs 179.96

Overall rank in fare: 4

Tokyo Metro, which began operations in 1927, carries more than 6 million passengers everyday.

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Image: Commuters wait and walk through Grand Central Station in New York, United States.
Photographs: Lucas Jackson/Reuters

New York Metro

Minimum one-way fare: N/A

Maximum one-way fare: Rs 170.35

Overall rank in fare: 5

New York Metro, which began operations in 1904, carries more than 5 million passengers everyday.

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Image: Police gather at the entrance to the Chaussee d'Antin La Fayette Metro station after a car accidentally drove into it in Paris, France.
Photographs: Jacky Naegelen/Reuters

Paris Metro

Minimum one-way fare: N/A

Maximum one-way fare: Rs 144.85

Overall rank in fare: 6

Paris Metro, which began operations in 1900, carries more than 4 million passengers everyday.

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Image: Commuters wait to board a Mass Rapid Transit train at a station in Singapore.
Photographs: Tim Chong/Reuters

Singapore Metro

Minimum one-way fare: Rs 49.38

Maximum one-way fare: Rs 113.55

Overall rank in fare: 7

Singapore Metro, which began operations in 1987, carries more than 2 million passengers everyday.

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Image: A maglev train drives into a terminal station in Shanghai, China.
Photographs: Ming Ming/Reuters

Shanghai Metro

Minimum one-way fare: Rs 30.60

Maximum one-way fare: Rs 91.82

Overall rank in fare: 8

Shanghai Metro, which began operations in 1993, carries more than 7 million passengers everyday.

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Image: Two underground train carriages are unloaded from a cargo transport plane at Baiyuan International Airport in Guangzhou, Guangdong province, China.
Photographs: Reuters

Guangzhou Metro

Minimum one-way fare: Rs 20.39

Maximum one-way fare: Rs 91.82

Overall rank in fare: 9

Guangzhou Metro, which began operations in 1997, carries more than 5 million passengers everyday.

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Image: Passengers sit inside a carriage of the Metro train in New Delhi.
Photographs: B Mathur/Reuters

New Delhi

Minimum one-way fare: Rs 7.95

Maximum one-way fare: Rs 29.86

Overall rank in fare: 10

New Delhi, which began operations in 2002, carries more than 2 million passengers everyday.