“Metro should be affordable for everyone, including a rickshaw puller and an auto driver. They compare DMRC fares with fares in global cities, but do they also check the GDP and minimum wages prevalent there? Who do you want to run the Metro for?” Sisodia said.
In a statement, Kejriwal had said, “This makes it clear that the chief secretary has the backing of the BJP-led Centre and is sabotaging the Delhi government’s efforts to send relief to the people by conducting an inquiry into the fare hike.”
From October 10, for a distance of up to two kilometres, the fare will remain Rs 10, but for a distance between two and five kilometres, it will go up from Rs 15 to Rs 20. For the subsequent slabs, it will go up by Rs 10 each.
A study by the Centre for Science and Environment has done a diagnostic analysis of how much it costs to ride the Delhi metro and the results are not looking good. The Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) has rejected the report.