September 19, 2018

AAP stages protests outside metro stations against fare hike

11 October 2017, 08:46 | Randall Craig

Commuters line up for tickets outside the Huda City Centre Metro station on Tuesday

Commuters line up for tickets outside the Huda City Centre Metro station on Tuesday

On 7 October, the central government told Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal that it can not put on hold the proposed Metro fare hike unless state government agrees to pay almost Rs. 3,000 crore annually to DMRC.

His party colleague Saurabh Bharadwaj termed the hike a "conspiracy to help cab aggregator Ola". The hike, which comes five months within the last one, will affect every commuter of the mass rapid transit who travels beyond 5 km, while journeys falling in the 2-5 km distance slab will cost Rs 5 more. The fares were last revised in May this year.

She said, "At a time when six rapes and several cases of eve- teasing and harassment are reported each day, the metro fare hike has forced women to go back to less safer modes of transportation".

The centre, on the other hand, has said that the fare increase is necessary as the metro is incurring losses.

The Urban Development Ministry is likely to ask the price fixation committee of the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation to consider the proposed fares.

About 30 students from Delhi University's Chhatra Yuva Sangharsh Samiti (CYSS) gathered at Gate 6 of the station and demanded a rollback of the fare hike.

The second fare hike came into effect from October 10 wherein there has been an increase of Rs 10 for all travels beyond 5 km.

The protests will continue on Thursday in a similar manner when AAP volunteers will interact with metro commuters at different places. Swaraj India said that Delhi government officials, who are members of various committees, were absent in the meetings- a place where their presence could have made differences if the government intended for them.

Taking to Twitter, the DCW chief, Swati Maliwal wrote, "DCW survey on 2516 women reveals 97% women unhappy wid metro fare hike. Why did he not object to the decision to hike the metro fare?" Congress workers will take this campaign to the block level to make people aware of the "politics being played on the issue" of metro fare hike.

AAP MLA Alka Lamba dubbed Union Minister Hardeep Singh Puri and central government as "dictatorial" and said her party will hit the streets and force the Centre to reverse the fare hike.

Other News

Trending Now

Army in 'systematic' campaign to drive Rohingya from Myanmar
Myanmar's Buddhist majority denies that Rohingya Muslims are a separate ethnic group and regards them as illegal immigrants.

Donald Trump Dismisses NBC Nuclear Arsenal Report as 'Fake News'
Trump's war on the press, as many on social media noted in the wake of his tweets Wednesday morning, is approaching fascism. The Federal Communications Commission requires licenses for individual radio and television stations.

Erdogan holds talks in Serbia as Turkey hikes Balkan clout
Washington has dismissed claims it was involved as a ludicrous conspiracy theory and Gulen himself denies any link to the plot. Turkey considers the Gulen network as a "terrorist organization" and suspects linked to it will face severe terrorism charges.

Revenue Estimates for Investors: American Airlines Group Inc. (AAL)
Tennessee-based State Of Tennessee Treasury Department has invested 0.04% in American Airlines Group Inc (NASDAQ: AAL ). Its mean Altman Z-Score: 1.30 during the last 7 years, while average Beneish M-Score: -2.88 during the last 7 years.

Nintendo's latest trademark suggests there'll be a Game Boy Classic Mini
It was originally tweeted by a Japanese trademark bot, with an accompanying illustration depicting the iconic portable. Assuming the numbers are accurate, the SNES Classic managed to sell 368,913 units in its opening week in Japan.

EPS Growth overview of Energy Transfer Partners, LP (ETP)
The investment managers in our partner's database now have: 54.16 million shares, down from 312.78 million shares in 2017Q1. Increasing profits are the best indication that a company can pay dividends and that the share price will trend upward.

Hollywood movie mogul Harvey Weinstein loses key supporters after sex harassment allegations
The development comes a day after Weinstein issued a statement on the report, apologizing for his actions. Weinstein has since taken an "indefinite leave of absence" from his production company.

Relative Strength Index Pointing to Overbought Range for MannKind Corporation (NASDAQ:MNKD)
Looking at some ROIC (Return on Invested Capital) numbers, Lattice Semiconductor Corporation (NasdaqGS:LSCC)'s ROIC is 0.017532. So, most importantly, where are shares headed from here? Jericho Asset Management Lp reported 2.51 million shares stake.

Will Meru be second-time lucky in fight with Ola, Uber?
This is also Ola's first major fund raising after it raised $500 million from investors in November 2015. Investor interest in Ola has increased at a time when its rival Uber is facing internal challenges.

August 25 violence: Panchkula cops to grill Dera Sacha Sauda chairperson Vipassana
Police informed the court that all related information was saved in a laptop which would be soon recovered. Blueprints were made in a meeting that was held on the 17th of August in Sirsa.