Delhi Metro fare hike: AAP to hold 'satyagraha' from today


Delhi Metro fare hike: AAP to hold 'satyagraha' from today

Taking to Twitter, the DCW chief, Swati Maliwal wrote, "DCW survey on 2516 women reveals 97% women unhappy wid metro fare hike".

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. Smart card users will continue to get 10 per cent discount, so would those who use Metro during non-peak hours - between start of the metro service till 8 a.m., between noon and 5 p.m. and from 9 p.m. till the close of service. It is the second phase of the rate hike that increased by 2km Rs 10.

On October 13 (Friday), AAP workers will take the protests against the metre fare hikes to the Urban Development Ministry and lay siege to the ministry, party sources said. This is not a good thing.

Another commuter, Sushant, a theatre artist, was also unhappy.

While the Delhi government which has been claiming that they can run the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) better, as per the documents put forth as per the yearly report on Tuesday the Delhi government representatives have not been attending meetings. "There is no improvement in facilities, but the fares are hiked", he said.

"It is Kejriwal's usual way of lying to the public by coming up with made up names", BJP Delhi president Manoj Tiwari told ANI.

Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia alleged that the metro fare hike would only benefit commercial cab operators like Ola and Uber, as with the metro becoming more expensive, commuters would opt for cheaper methods of transport. The party had even demanded that the metro functioning be handed over to them so they can run it without a price hike.

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.