AAP to start 'Metro Fare Satyagraha' from Wednesday

AAP government missed 14 out of 15 Delhi metro board meetings Yogendra Yadav

Yogendra Yadav

The revised fare structure will be: up to 2 km - Rs 10, 2 to 5 km - Rs 20, 5 to 12 km - Rs 30, 12 to 21 km - Rs 40, 21 to 32 km - Rs 50 and for journeys beyond 32 km - Rs 60.

By now, most regular Delhi Metro commuters would have experienced for themselves the fare hike effected from October 10.

For women: More than 65 per cent of women in the national capital might have to look for a less expensive mode of transport that might also be less safe.

According to the DMRC annual reports shared by Yadav's party, Delhi metro board's audit committee meetings were held on May 24, 2016, July 22, 2016, September 16, 2016, and January 16, 2017. "68% forced 2 seek alternate travel mode, rendering dem less safe!" "At a time when six rapes and several cases of eve-teasing and harassment are reported each day, the Metro fare hike has forced women to go back to less safe modes of transportation", DCW Chief Swati Maliwal said.

The latest increase drew strong reactions from commuters, with some saying they would consider alternative public transport.

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Delhis BJP MLAs said today that the Metro fare hike was "disappointing" and a burden on the common man, and attacked the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) government over it.

Earlier, Rai had said the fare hike will benefit only the cab aggregators, like Ola and Uber, whose services will become cheaper than Metro.

Sources told DNA that Singh took a U-turn and suggested that they should constitute a new fare fixation committee to take a fresh decision on Metro fares. "How come losses started mounting since the last one year?" The party had even demanded that the metro functioning be handed over to them so they can run it without a price hike.

Calling the rise in Delhi metro fare as anti-people and beyond reason, Swaraj India said that the decision will have an adverse impact on the women, students, poor and middle class of Delhi who extensively use the metro for travelling within the city.

The Akhil Bhartiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP), the RSS-student wing, staged a demonstration outside the Metro Bhawan here, demanding the roll back of the hike or the issuance of a metro pass on lines of DTC bus pass for students.

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