AAP threatens to launch protests over increase in Delhi Metro fares
NEW DELHI: The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) will protest against Delhi Metro authorities if they go ahead with hike in commuter fares in the national capital.
Gopal Rai, the Delhi unit convenor of AAP, on Friday said the party was univocally opposed to hikes in public transport fare. “We will launch a protest campaign if the DMRC (Delhi Metro Rail Corporation) remains adamant on its plan to increase Metro fares.A delegation of party MLAs will meet the DMRC chief on Monday, and ask him to reconsider the decision,” he told reporters at a press conference.
Rai also expressed surprise at the manner in which the DMRC decided to increase commuter fares twice in 2017, after refraining from taking any such step in the last eight years.
The Delhi Metro’s minimum fare was hiked from ~8 to ~10, and the maximum from ~30 to ~50, in May this year.
If the fares are increased on October 10, the maximum figure will go up from ~50 to ~60.