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Commuters disappointed as Delhi Metro rides get costlier

Commuters disappointed as Delhi Metro rides get costlier

While Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal had already protested against the move, calling it "anti-people", Delhi's ruling Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) is holding a "Satyagraha" protest on Wednesday against the increase in metro fares.

He said that the fare hike has disappointed the people of Delhi since it will affect the monthly budget of many families.

Puri had informed in his letter, that the alternative to fare hike was to provide DMRC yearly grants-in-aid for the next five years: Rs 3,040 crore, Rs 3,616 crore, Rs 3,318 crore, Rs 3,150 crore and Rs 2,980 crore respectively.

The Urban Development Ministry is likely to ask the price fixation committee of the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation to consider the proposed fares.

"The increase in the fare is not to shore up the losses, but it appears that the main objective is to benefit Ola and Uber".

The survey revealed that around 61.57 per cent women said they would face severe issues in managing their household expenses following the fare hike.

Health Minister Satyendar Jain said the hike was a conspiracy to increase congestion on Delhi roads and create more problems rather than solving anything.




Barring the minimum fare of Rs 10 for a distance of 0-2 km, which will remain the same, fares were hiked for all other slabs.

The has tweeted today that they will protest against the increase of metro fares two times in a year.

"The BJP-led Centre takes care of the Metro and the fare hike was done despite the opposition from the Delhi government". On Friday, the workers will lay a siege at Nirman Bhavan where the office of the Union urban development department is located.

The DMRC had been batting for a hike citing "losses" in view of loans and rise in input costs such as power tariff among others.

The Delhi Assembly on Tuesday made a decision to set up a nine-member committee to look into the rationale behind the increase. "The annual report shows whether their concerns are genuine or not", said Anupam, Swaraj India's spokesperson, and Delhi unit chief.

"I was against this Metro fare hike but I was shocked when I got to hear that the AAP itself agreed on this decision in the meeting".


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