AAP leaders protest against Metro fare hike, detained

AAP leaders protest against Metro fare hike, detained

Maken was referring to the Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) protest against the Metro fare hike in the national capital.

Friday's protest came on the heels of the "Metro Fare Satyagraha" by AAP volunteers against the hike, at metro stations across the city on Wednesday and Thursday.

Blaming the Delhi Government for missing the deadline for Phase-IV of the Metro project, Maken said "The DPR for Phase-IV was submitted to the Governments in 2014-15, but the Delhi Cabinet did not approve the financial proposal in time", he said.

On May 8, the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation had approved the fares to be increased in two rounds. People have also lamented the fact that the fare hike is completely unjustified unless the DMRC intends to provide passengers with better facilities.


"The decision of fare hike was taken by Fare Fixation Committee in which Centre and state both send their representatives".

He further also said that Puri's demand of Rs 3,000 crore from the Delhi Government if it wants the fares not raised is "far-fetched and away from reality".

The Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) has once again increased the metro fares in the capital city and commuters are now finding it hard to maintain their travel expenses. "It shows both did not do their homework".

The hikes are being done in an effort to make the Metro operations viable. To this, the commission chief said, "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 safer modes of transportation".

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