Delhi Metro Rides Costlier From Today, 'Painful' Says AAP: 10 Points

Delhi Metro Rides Costlier From Today, 'Painful' Says AAP: 10 Points

Despite resolution passed by the Delhi Assembly against the fare hike, Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) has refused to halt the decision. Delhi Congress chief Ajay Maken will flag off the second phase of the metro fare hike protest at Akshardam metro station on Friday when AAP members including its MLAs and councilors will lay a siege outside the office of the union urban development minister at Nirman Bhawan.

The party has modified a bus as a Save Metro Rath and will take it to various metro stations to protest the hike in fare.

The Delhi Congress chief, while unveiling the Rath on Thursday, said that both BJP-ruled Central and Kejriwal-ruled Delhi governments was behind the hike in Metro fare.

AAP leaders, including Delhi Social Welfare Minister Rajendra Pal Gautam, were later detained and removed from the area by police, the AAP said. "Now BJP and APP are doing petty politics that they are against the fare hike", Mr Maken said.

After a survey on the benefits and ill effects of the Metre fare hike that was implemented on October 10, the Delhi Commission for Women said that the increase in fare will force commuters to depend on other modes of transportation including women.

The violet line is one of the six lines of the Delhi Metro that connects Kashmere Gate station in New Delhi with Escorts Mujesar in Faridabad. Congress has planned more protest in third and fourth phases of its campaign against metro fare hike.