Why Delhi metro fare hike is not a bad idea?

The ratio has nearly doubled since 2009, the last time when the fare was hiked, primarily on account of electricity tariff rising by nearly 90% and salary burden increasing by 50%.

Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia had alleged that the fare hike will benefit only the cab operators like Ola and Uber, whose services will become cheaper than metro.

"If every decision of Delhi Metro Railway Corporation is jointly taken by BJP-led Centre and the AAP-led Delhi Government, then who is responsible for this fare hike?"

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For example, Ravi Ranjan, who travels daily between Malviya Nagar and Noida Sector 16, used to pay Rs 32 for one-way ride.

Delhi's ruling Aam Aadmi Party will hold a "Satyagraha" in national capital from Wednesday against the hike in Delhi Metro fares - the second this year.

"It is Kejriwal's usual way of lying to the public by coming up with made up names", BJP Delhi president Manoj Tiwari told ANI. The members of the committee will be nominated by Assembly Speaker Ram Niwas Goel."This house agrees to constitute a nine-member committee to be nominated by the speaker to look into the rationale behind the hike in tariff by the DMRC, financial health of the DMRC and other related issues , As Reported By DNAIndia. Now they are misleading the people of Delhi", Yogendra Yadav said.

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One of the commuters said that even after paying the hiked price, people suffer.

The new development by the Delhi government comes just a day after the DMRC confirmed the fare hike overriding Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal's relentlessness to it. As a Metro traveller for over five years, I estimate that the impact would not be more than 15% on the monthly travel expenditure of regular traveller.

There are better ways of implementing fare hikes and the most common one is done gradually over a period of time. Destinations between 12 to 21 km would be charged at Rs 40 while those falling between a distance of 21 to 32 km - Rs 50 and for all the journeys which are beyond 32 km a passenger may have to shell out more than Rs 60 from his pocket. The Delhi Metro crisscrosses the national capital- Delhi, and now, has a total network length of about 213 km. The governments in Delhi and its neighbourhood, however, have to help by providing clean and reliable last mile connectivity.

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