The Bombay High Court on Monday restrained the Reliance Infrastructure-led Mumbai Metro One Private Limited (MMOPL) from hiking the fares on the Mumbai Metro’s Versova-Ghatkopar route.
A bench of Chief Justice Manjula Chellur and Justice M S Sonak set aside a July, 2015 decision of the Metro Fare Fixation Committee, which had approved the hike in the fares and recommended that the fare range be increased from Rs 10-40 to Rs 10-110.
The bench also directed that the fare fixation committee be reconstituted, in accordance with the Metro Railways (Operation and Maintenance) Act.
Chief Justice Chellur said the new committee must resolve the conflict over fares “expeditiously”, latest by three months. Read more…