New Delhi: After Durga Puja and before Diwali Delhi commoners have got a shocking news. Delhi metro fare will be hiked from tomorrow, a resolution passed by Delhi Assembly on Monday. Participating in the discussion on the resolution, Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia said that the Metro fares are being increased so that cab aggregators Ola and Uber will be cheaper and people would give up using Metro.
The Delhi Metro Rail Corporation board on Monday met Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and considered his proposal to defer the hike in metro recommended by the Fare Fixation Committee (FFC).
After the meeting the FFC decided that the fares will be hiked as decided earlier. The new hike will come in force from tomorrow.
In the meeting today, the board was informed that under section 37 of the Metro Railways (Operation and Maintenance) Act, 2002, recommendations of the FFC are binding on the metro rail authorities.
Subsequently, the board noted that it does not have the competence to consider/defer implementation of the recommendations of FFC.