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Panel Formed to Investigate the Reason behind Metro Fare Hike

Delhi’s Legislative assembly has taken a resolution to form a nine-member panel to investigate the reason behind the increase in the fares of the metro.

This is the second time that the fares have been increased from October 10. The Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and other members of Aam Admi Party (AAP) are against the hike in fares, calling it “Anti-People”.

The Aam Admi Party legislator Somnath Bharti has pressurized the Delhi assembly to form a committee that would investigate the reasons behind Metro fare hike. The resolution stated that the committee would have nine members and these members would be the choice of the speaker. The speaker also determines the conditions and regulations for the committee.

Shiromani Akali Dal legislator Manjinder Singh stated that it was sad to know that the fares of Delhi Metro have been hiked and the AAP government has not taken any action in time to prevent the price hike.

On 7th October, the central government told Arvind Kejriwal that it cannot put the Metro price hike proposal on hold unless the Delhi Government agrees to pay Rs.3000 crores annually to the DMRC.

The Delhi Metro Rail Corporation supported their decision on price hike by stating that the inputs for the metro rail have shot up over the years and the price hike of the Metro is at par with the metro fares in the other cities.

The members of the assembly have agreed on the proposal put forward by the Delhi Minister Somnath Bharti. The assembly had 66 members from Aam Admi Party and remaining four members from the BJP.

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