Post Delhi, regularly fare revisions likely at regular intervals across Indian Metros

Henrietta Strickland
October 12, 2017

The Delhi Congress launched a week-long "Stop Politics, Save Metro" campaign against the "street fight" between the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) on Wednesday.

In the letter, Kejriwal said the latest hike was of over 100 per cent and that he had not seen such a steep hike in any public service, be it transport or electricity or water. The fares are revised on the recommendations of an FFC, which is set up for three months.For instance, the FFC for the Delhi Metro was set up in June 2016 , As Reported By Hindustan Times.

Addressing the gathering, Delhi Congress president Ajay Maken said that the protest will be continued at various metro stations across Delhi to expose Kejriwal Government on the fare hike.

According to the Newspaper, In its report submitted in September, the committee recommended a staggered hike.On May 8, the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation approved the recommendation that said fares be increased in two rounds. 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.

The FFC for Delhi Metro fare hikes was set up in June a year ago and submitted its report in September recommending a staggering hike.

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal was one of vehement opponents of the ban.

After a survey on the benefits and ill effects of the Metre fare hike that was implemented on October 10, the Delhi Commission for Women said that the increase in fare will force commuters to depend on other modes of transportation including women.

"One would have expected that on account of rapidly rising ridership, efficiency improvements and real estate exploitation, metro fares in real terms should have remained constant, if not reduced", he wrote.

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