Delhi chief secretary refuses to comply with Arvind Kejriwal’s order to examine Metro fare hike

Arvind Kejriwal had asked M M Kutty to examine the recent Metro fare hike and also assess whether it could have been avoided.

By: PTI | New Delhi | Updated: October 13, 2017 6:56 pm
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Delhi Chief Secretary M M Kutty has allegedly refused to comply with Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal’s order to examine issues related to the recent Delhi Metro fare hike and assess whether it could have been avoided.

Upset over the development, Kejriwal has asked Kutty to meet him at his residence with the copy of the order issued to him on October 11, according to a Delhi government source.

Kejriwal on Wednesday had asked Kutty to direct the Dialogue and Development Commission (DDC) to examine issues related to recent Delhi Metro fare hike and also assess whether it could have been avoided.

In his note to Kutty, Kejriwal had written, “the steep hike in metro fares has caused considerable distress to the people of Delhi. The hike could not have come at a worse time.”

“The economy is in recession, medium and small scale businesses are facing losses and unemployment is soaring high,” the chief minister, who is also the chairman of the DDC, had written.

The AAP government has been opposing the metro fare hike. The party had launched “Metro kiraya Satyagraha” at several stations to protest the increase in fares.

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    Bijan Mohanty
    Oct 14, 2017 at 5:53 pm
    THe Chief Secretary should be put under suspension for insubordination.
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    1. Charanjit Singh
      Oct 14, 2017 at 12:35 pm
      At least one person standing against all odds in such tough times. Delhi trust its CM. ALL GUD WORK SO FAR. WELL DONE KEJU.
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      1. Mr. singh
        Oct 13, 2017 at 10:37 pm
        Missing fheku's posters bht mehgai ki maar BJP lootegi abki baar Such a twerp PM I remember making fun of Raghu while demon task now taste your own backlash 10th dropout
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          Dev Verma
          Oct 13, 2017 at 10:31 pm
          Kejriwal stop bossing around and work as a team. Nobody give a F who you are, try your best to maintain your IZZAT but sorry I forgot you have no IZZAT you are a izzatless CM.....over exaggeration never works and don't try to show you are very hard working for common man.... you need a excuse for everything I wish GOD give you some akal to behave...
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          1. Charanjit Singh
            Oct 14, 2017 at 12:39 pm
            Shut your mouth you BJP troller because nothing stops us from making and raising our voices.
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            L bhadrapati Devi
            Oct 13, 2017 at 8:24 pm
            Don't bray Arvindin Kejudin Mia. Don't try to kill DMRC under freebie policy.
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