Delhi Metro: Fares set to rise again, Kejriwal calls it ‘anti-people’

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Yet again, the metro prices are set to rise again and will get more expensive from October 10, for the second time in this year.

The Metro fares are likely to rise again in October, a Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) official confirms.

Earlier, this year in May, the maximum fare was hiked from Rs 8 to Rs 10 and the maximum fare was hiked to Rs 30 to Rs 50.

While on the other hand, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal describes the proposal as ‘anti-people’.

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal moved to twitter and wrote, “The Metro fare hike is anti-people. Transport Minister Kailash Gahlot has been directed to find a solution to prevent a hike in metro fares within a week”.

The AAP government has agreed for the 50-50 percent equity sharing model which was suggested by the centre to fund the Metro projects.

It was reported that the Delhi Metro fares were hiked after the recommendations of the fourth Fare Fixation Committee.

Following this, Phase one fares were reportedly hiked and came into effect in May, while the second phase will be implemented from October.

The passengers who are still traveling a distance of fewer than two kilometers will have to pay Rs 10.

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