Delhi Metro | Kejriwal Govt. wants DMRC to stop metro fare hike

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New Delhi: The Delhi Assembly on Wednesday sought Centre’s intervention to prevent hike in metro fare, and moved a resolution in this regard. The DMRC will roll out the revised fare from October 10. The state cabinet will hold a discussion on the resolution on October 9 during which the legislators are likely to corner the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) on the issue.

While reading out the resolution in the House, Transport Minister Kailash Gahlot said the proposed hike was against the wishes of the Delhi government and in “gross violation” of recommendations of the Fare Fixation Committee. The transport minister also termed the fare increase as “anti-people.”

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“The common man is already reeling under a severe financial burden due to the poor implementation of GST, demonetisation, unprecedented price rise, hike in fuel prices and general economic mismanagement by the Centre,” the resolution read. It appealed to the Centre to take into consideration the pro-people concerns of the Delhi government.

The AAP government urged the Urban Development Ministry to “quickly and actively” intervene so that the proposed fare hike is not implemented.

In a statement issued on Tuesday, the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) government said the hike which is second in less than six months, violates Section 37 of the Delhi Metro Railway (Operation and Maintenance) Act, 2002.

In a statement issued on Tuesday, the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) government said the hike which is second in less than six months, violates Section 37 of the Delhi Metro Railway (Operation and Maintenance) Act, 2002.

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