Delhi government warns DMRC of 'strict action'

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Mr. Kejriwal also expressed the Delhi government's willingness to take over the DMRC.

On increase in the fare of metro twice in five months, the minister said that FFC recommended that the fare hike, which last happened in 2009, should be divided into two instalments, therefore, one came into force in May this year and the second increase will be effective from 10th October.

"As for your suggestion regarding a grant to the DMRC for meeting the gap in their finances, my government is willing to bear half the grant if only a matching grant is provided by the central government". The DMRC was set-up in 1995 with equal equity from the Central government and Delhi government.

"You have stated your views on metro fare hike and the centre has brought out its limitations in the context of current policies and the law in the matter".




He hoped that the spirit of partnership would continue to prevail and a mutually acceptable solution would be found. In his response, the Union minister said it was "legally untenable" to place the fare hike on hold because the FFC's recommendations were binding under the Delhi Metro Act. However, Centre should provide the other half of the funds.

The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) has also warned of protests if the DMRC remains adamant on increasing fares. "NSUI Delhi president Akshay along with two other activists stopped the metro due to the unjustified fare hike".

The letter from Hardeep Singh Puri, noted that the only alternative that the puts October Metro fare hike on hold is that DMRC is provided with yearly grants-in-aid for the next five years: Rs. 3,040 crore, Rs. 3,616 crore, Rs. 3,318 crore, Rs. 3,150 crore and Rs. 2,980 crore respectively. "If only the representatives of the Central Government on the DMRC Board cooperate, the needful can be done", the letter read. The existing fare structure is: up to 2 kms - Rs 10, 2-5 kms - Rs 15, 5-12 kms - Rs 20, 12-21 kms - Rs 30, 21-32 kms - Rs 40 and for journeys beyond 32 kms - Rs 50. The recent controversy has once again put the Delhi chief minister at loggerheads with the central government.

The DMRC is to implement its second fare revision on Tuesday. The minimum fare will be Rs 10 and the maximum would be Rs 60.

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