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Delhi Metro hikes fare for second time this year, CM Arvind Kejriwal calls it anti-people

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“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.

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Thursday described the proposed metro fare hike as “anti-people” and said that he has asked his 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.

The Chief Minister remarks came amid the reports of the Delhi Metro’s fares set to increase for the second time this year from October.

The last time Delhi Metro fares increased were in May. The minimum fare then was hiked from Rs 8 to Rs 10, whereas the maximum fare was hiked from Rs 30 to Rs 50.The Delhi Metro fares were increased following the recommendations of the fourth Fare Fixation Committee.

KEJRIWAL DISCUSSES METRO PHASE-IV PROJECT
Earlier this week, Kejriwal met Union Minister Hardeep Singh Puri and discussed several issues, including decongestion of traffic in Delhi and fund-sharing pattern for the Metro Phase-IV project.

The AAP government had agreed to the 50-50 per cent equity sharing model as stated by the Centre to fund the Metro projects earlier this year.The chief minister also met the housing and urban affairs (HUA) minister. The two leaders discussed various issues including decongestion of traffic in Delhi, the Delhi government’s concurrence for the Delhi-Meerut Regional Rapid Transit System (RRTS), better maintenance of sewers and sanitation.The chief minister had said that his government would work with the Centre for betterment of the national capital.

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