Post Delhi, regularly fare revisions likely at regular intervals across Indian Metros

Post Delhi, regularly fare revisions likely at regular intervals across Indian Metros

Addressing the gathering, Delhi Congress president Ajay Maken said that the protest will be continued at various metro stations across Delhi to expose Kejriwal Government on the fare hike.

Summary: The Delhi Metro fares were increased from Tuesday despite strong opposition from the AAP government.

Notably, the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation hiked the fare of Delhi Metro services on Monday to reportedly meet the input costs and to keep providing world class services to the passengers.

As other political parties seek to capitalise on the public resentment against the hike in Delhi metro fare, the Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and his party are escalating their attack on the centre that had asked the Aam Aadmi Party government to pay Rs 3,000 crore annually if it didn't want the hike.

Kejriwal wrote to Hardeep Singh Puri, the Union Housing and Urban Affairs Minister of State (independent charge), asking for the establishing of an expert group independent of the Delhi and Central governments to look into the concerns raised by the AAP government. "The "fight" between the Delhi Government and the Center is going to put a big question mark on the future of the Phase-IV of the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation", Maken said. "And now we have to pay almost double the fares in metro if we count both the hikes implemented in six months", he said.The Delhi Metro fares were increased from Tuesday despite strong opposition from the AAP government.

"I had signalled the possible fare hike way back in May".

The Centre has defended the DMRC's decision to hike fares on the recommendation of the Fare Fixation Committee. He blamed the centre for having slept on the demand for a hike from the metro for seven years, waking up and then making the people pay for its mistake. "It shows both did not do their homework". Earlier the base fare was increased from Rs 8 to Rs 10 and the upper limit was increased from Rs 30 to Rs 50.

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

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