Union Minister of Urban Development M Venkaiah Naidu on Monday took a Metro ride to promote the service, while urging all VIPs to travel by the Metro and set an example for others.
“It is better for all VIPs who are travelling in the city to avail of this facility and set an example for others. I had a very happy experience and I hope the Metro becomes more popular in the coming days so that the common man benefits from it,” Naidu said.
DMRC officials said Naidu boarded the Airport Metro from Terminal 3 of the Indira Gandhi International Airport at 8.50 am after he arrived from Hyderabad. En route to Shivaji Stadium station, the minister interacted with commuters and took their suggestions regarding fare, facilities in stations and the “increasing the frequency” of trains.
“I had the occasion to interact with commuters and they suggested a reduction in travel fare. I have asked officials to think about it… When commuters get off at a station to go home, they should be provided connectivity through bus services that can be organised to some extent by DMRC. We also need to coordinate with the Delhi Transport Corporation …,” he said.