Starting Tuesday, Delhi Metro rides will become costlier by a maximum of Rs 10 for those travelling over two kilometres in the city.
In an emergency meeting conducted late on Monday, the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) board decided by majority that it is not “competent” to roll back or defer the proposed fare hike. This development has brought down the curtains on a 10-day-long political confrontation between the Delhi government and the Centre on the issue.
Chief minister Arvind Kejriwal, who had expressed his opposition to the proposed hike in two missives to Union housing and urban affairs minister Hardeep Singh Puri, openly disapproved of the board’s decision. “Out of 16 (board members), Delhi govt had 5 directors who opposed (the move). But the Centre is adamant. Hike too steep. Centre shud hv been more considerate towards common man,” he tweeted soon after the meeting concluded. Read More…
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