The proposed Metro fare hike by the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) has been opposed by Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal. Terming it “anti-people”, the CM directed Transport Minister Kailash Gahlot to prevent its implementation within a week.
It has been reported that come October the fares are scheduled to increase for a second time this year. It was in May when the fares were revised. From the next month, fares will go up by a maximum of Rs 10, reported PTI.
“The Metro fare hike is anti-people. Transport Minister Kailash Gahlot has been directed to find a solution to prevent hike in metro fares within a week,” Kejriwal tweeted.
Following which Transport Minister had directed DMRC to put fare hike on hold. Also, he met the DMRC Managing Director Mangu Singh at the Delhi Secretariat on Thursday.
The Minister directed the DMRC chief to put the proposed fare hike on hold till the rationale behind the proposed hike is explained and all relevant documents are shown to Delhi Government.
“The transport minister can also summon DMRC chief Mangu Singh over the issue if needed…The government will try not to allow Metro to increase its fares,” the official also said.