New Delhi, Oct 11 (PTI) The AAP today staged protests outside metro stations across the city against the increase in fares.
Labour Minister and AAP’s Delhi unit convener Gopal Rai, who was leading the protest at the Vishwavidylaya Metro station, announced that tomorrow the AAP would ghreao the Nirman Bhawan that houses the Urban Development Ministry.
The Ministry has 50 per cent stakes in the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC).
“The BJP-led Centre takes care of the Metro and the fare hike was done despite the opposition from the Delhi government. By hiking the fare, the Centre wants to help Ola and Uber (app-based cab aggregators),” he said.
The minister claimed that the Delhi government was ready to pay its share of Rs 1,500 crore, but the Centre had refused to accept it.
The metro tariff hike came into effect yesterday and is likely to affect commuters who travels beyond 5 km, while journeys falling in the 2-5 km slab will cost Rs 5 more.
The revised fare structure will be: up to 2 km — Rs 10, 2 to 5 km — Rs 20, 5 to 12 km — Rs 30, 12 to 21 km — Rs 40, 21 to 32 km — Rs 50 and for journeys beyond 32 km — Rs 60.
This is published unedited from the PTI feed.