HC refuses to interfere in Metro fare hike issue
NEW DELHI: The Delhi High Court on Tuesday refused to interfere with the Delhi Metro’s decision to increase mass rapid transit fare by 100%, saying it was a policy decision and the court would not like to step into it.
“We are not inclined to interfere with it (the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation) decision. Neither do we have any jurisdiction to go into it,” the court said, adding that the petitioner had not even approached the authorities with his representation.
Amer Vaid, a second year law student, had moved the court challenging the recommendations of the fourth fare fixation committee of the Delhi Metro to increase the fare by 100%.
Seeking quashing of the recommendations, which were effected in two phases (May and October), the plea said the hiked fares were in contravention to the norms wherein, the distance zone was reduced from 15 to 6 km, leaving NCR citizens in a “detrimental situation”.