Union housing and urban affairs minister Hardeep Singh Puri has said the Delhi government will need to pay Rs 3,000 crore annually for five years if it wants to stop the increase in Delhi metro fares next week, setting up a confrontation with the Aam Aadmi Party-run administration.
The Delhi Metro, used by over 30 lakh people every day in the national capital region that includes parts of Haryana and Uttar Pradesh, is set to implement its second fare revision in eight years on Tuesday, a decision chief minister Arvind Kejriwal has called “anti-people”.
Puri’s position was expressed in a written response to Kejriwal on Friday. The Union minister said his administration was not authorised to stop the fare hike but could consider a suspension if the Delhi government pitches in with funds. Read More…
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