Given the opposition to the increase in the rent for the second time within a year, the central government is keen on reducing it. Now the Modi government is making efforts in reducing the metro fares as soon as possible. According to sources, the Urban Development Ministry is considering a reduction in the suburban railway fares for slabs of 5-12km and 12-21km.
If the sources are to be believed then the rent of both slabs can be reduced by 5-5 rupees. The rent of 5-12 km has been increased from 20 rupees to 30 rupees, while for the 12-21 km slab rent has been increased from 30 rupees to 40 rupees. the Ministry of Urban Development can ask the price fixation committee in this regard in both slabs for reconsideration of the decision. Apart from this, Urban Development Ministry can also bring a new scheme for rent for senior citizens and children in Delhi Metro train.
Double quote in five months
In the matter of hike in Delhi Metro fares, the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) board refused to intervene, after which an increase in metro fares was implemented. This is the second increase in Delhi Metro fares within a year. Prior to the first phase of enlarged rent, the minimum fare of the metro was 8 rupees, which is now 10 rupees. While the maximum fare was 30 rupees, which was made to 50 rupees in May and now it is 60 rupees after 3 October.
Delhi government is strongly opposed
The Kejriwal government is firmly opposing fare hike in Delhi Metro. Within a year, for the second time in the Delhi Metro fares, the AAP has announced to perform in the entire city on Wednesday. There is a panic between the central and the Delhi government regarding the matter. On Sunday, Delhi’s Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal wrote a letter to the Union Urban Development Minister, giving a new formula for the Metro rental so that the rent could not be increased.