Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal on Thursday described the proposed metro fare hike as ‘Anti-people ‘ and said that he asked transport minister to find a way to stop it .
“Metro fare hike is anti-people. Have asked Transport Minister Kailash Gehlot to find a way in a week to stop this fare hike,” Kejriwal tweeted.
Metro rides are set to get more expensive from October as the fares are scheduled to increase for a second time this year.
The fares were last revised in May from next month fares will go up by maximum of Rs.10.
A senior government officials said CM was not happy with increased fares.
“The transport minister can also summon DMRC chief Mangu Singh over the issue if needed…The government will try not to allow Metro to increase its fares,” the official also said.
In may, DMRC announced the first phase of the hike in fares as per recommendations of the fourth fare fixation committee.
The second phase will be implemented from October.