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.
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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.
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.