Published: Fri, October 13, 2017
Medicine | By Brett Sutton

Congress to take 'Save Metro Rath' through city today

Congress to take 'Save Metro Rath' through city today

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Maken said, "This street fight between Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and Union Urban Development Minister Hardeep Singh Puri will scare away the JBIC (Japanese Loan Agency), which provides loan for the construction of the new phases of the metro".

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.

"I had signalled the possible fare hike way back in May".

"The decision of fare hike was taken by Fare Fixation Committee in which Centre and state both send their representatives".

"68.68 per cent of the women stated that they would be forced to adopt less safe modes of transportation or would be forced to travel less frequently and won't be able to use the metro frequently as earlier", a statement by the commission chief Swati Maliwal said.

Delhi Congress workers across the city also collected signatures of Metro commuters against the fare hike.

He further also said that Puri's demand of Rs 3,000 crore from the Delhi Government if it wants the fares not raised is "far-fetched and away from reality".

The Delhi Congress chief, while unveiling the Rath on Thursday, said that both BJP-ruled Central and Kejriwal-ruled Delhi governments was behind the hike in Metro fare. "It shows both did not do their homework". This is for the second time within a span of five months that the DMRC has hiked fares.

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

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