Published: Fri, October 13, 2017
Health | By Jay Jacobs

Aam Aadmi Party workers protest at Nirman Bhavan over Metro fare hike

Aam Aadmi Party workers protest at Nirman Bhavan over Metro fare hike

The Delhi Congress launched a week-long "Stop Politics, Save Metro" campaign against the "street fight" between the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) on Wednesday. "We will keep people aware of the politics being played between the BJP-led Central Government and the Kejriwal-led Delhi Government on the issue of the Metro fare hike", he said.

Summary: Delhi Chief Secretary M M Kutty has allegedly refused to comply with Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal's order to examine issues related to the recent Delhi Metro fare hike and assess whether it could have been avoided.

"The decision of fare hike was taken by Fare Fixation Committee in which Centre and state both send their representatives". The Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) has defended its second fare increase in six months, citing rising losses and input costs over the years.

Earlier this week, Delhi AAP convenor Gopal Rai had said the fare hike will benefit only the cab aggregators, like Ola and Uber, whose services will become cheaper than metro.

Delhi Congress workers across the city also collected signatures of Metro commuters against the fare hike.

The survey found that around 97 per cent women said that they want a rollback in the fare.

The ruling AAP is vociferously opposing the proposed fare hike that has come into effect from Tuesday.

The hikes are being done in an effort to make the Metro operations viable.

The Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) has once again increased the metro fares in the capital city and commuters are now finding it hard to maintain their travel expenses.

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