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Delhi Metro fare hike: 10 things we need to know

Delhi Metro fare hike: 10 things we need to know

Earlier on Wednesday, while reading out the resolution in the House, Transport Minister Kailash Gahlot had said that the proposed hike is against the wishes of the Delhi government and in "gross violation" of recommendations of the Fare Fixation Committee.

The Union Minister also sent a letter to Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal that has ruled out any rollback on the fare hike.

According to the Newspaper, . So let an assessment over this to be made of the financial gap likely to be created on account of the postponement of the second fare hike and we will be able to bear half of it.

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The letter said that if Delhi government is keen to prove its abilities, it can take over Delhi metro phase IV for doing so under the new metro policy recently announced by centre; but need to keep DTC in mind; delay in phase IV deprived about 40 lakh people of the benefit of metro services. Metro fares are set to increase by anywhere between Rs 5 and Rs 10 for those travelling over two kilometres from Tuesday.

Goel, in his response, said the BJP was merely trying to divert attention from the issue of metro fare hike.

The slugfest continued on Saturday, with Kejriwal again writing to Puri with a suggestion that the Delhi government be allowed to take over DMRC operations to ensure "efficient performance".

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Intervening in the debate, Gupta sought to know why the Delhi government, which has been opposing the fare hike, was not reducing value-added tax (VAT) on petrol and diesel, which will lead to a further fall in fuel prices in the city.

It claimed that metro ridership has come down 5% each in June and August, compared to the corresponding periods in 2016 and 2015, due to the first round of the fare hike, which came into effect in May. For all other distance zones, fares will be increased by Rs 10, with the maximum fare for journeys longer than 32kms going up from Rs 50 to Rs 60.

On October 2, Kejriwal had called for an independent audit of the DMRC when he also asked for the fare revision to be put on hold till the exercise is completed. For the subsequent slabs, it will go up by Rs10 each, which means the maximum fare will be Rs60.

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