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Arvind Kejriwal terms Delhi Metro’s proposed hike as ‘anti-people’

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal Termed The Proposed Metro Fare Hike As ‘anti-people’ On Thursday.

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Deepak Mahato | Updated on: 28 Sep 2017, 11:35:02 AM
Arvind Kejriwal terms Delhi Metro’s proposed hike as ‘anti-people’. (File Photo)

New Delhi:

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal termed the proposed metro fare hike as ‘anti-people’ on Thursday.

Kejriwal has asked his Transport Minister to find ways to prevent the hike of metro fares.

The Delhi chief minister tweeted, “Metro fare is anti-people. Have asked Transport Minister Kailash Gehlot to find a way in a week to stop this fare hike.”

The remarks came from Kejriwal amid reports of the Delhi Metro’s fares set to increase for the second time this year from October 1.

Also read: Delhi Metro implements second phase of fare hike upto Rs 10

Delhi Metro had hiked minimum fare from Rs 8 to Rs 10 and maximum fare from Rs 30 to Rs 50 in May.

The fares were increased by the Delhi Metro after a recommendation of fourth Fare Fixation Committee.

Also read: Delhi govt issues notice asking DMRC to prohibit passengers from carrying matchboxes and lighters in metro

Kejriwal earlier this week had met the Union Minister Hardeep singh to discuss on fund-sharing pattern for Metro Phase-IV project and other issues. In the meeting the Delhi government agreed to the 50-50 percent equity sharing model.

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First Published : 28 Sep 2017, 11:32:32 AM