Congress to take 'Save Metro Rath' through city today

Congress to take 'Save Metro Rath' through city today

According to the Newspaper, The party had launched "Metro kiraya Satyagraha" at several stations to protest the increase in fares.For all the latest Cities News, download Indian Express App.

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.

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.

The Delhi unit of the Congress party has chose to stage protests outside Metro stations in the city on Friday against the recent increase in its fare. People have also lamented the fact that the fare hike is completely unjustified unless the DMRC intends to provide passengers with better facilities. Kejriwal on Wednesday had asked Kutty to direct the Dialogue and Development Commission (DDC) to examine issues related to recent Delhi Metro fare hike and also assess whether it could have been avoided.

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He said that when both were against the hike in Metro fare then who took the decision.

The survey found that around 97 per cent women said that they want a rollback in the fare.

The hikes are being done in an effort to make the Metro operations viable.

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.

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