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AAP Minister Arvind Kejriwal will pay half funds if centre pays rest to avoid Delhi Metro rates hike

AAP Minister Arvind Kejriwal will pay half funds if centre pays rest to avoid Delhi Metro rates hike
Written by Pallavi Parmar

Delhi Metro is the lifeline of the office goers as the lakhs of people depend upon it to reach their workplace in the morning. And now the Delhi metro is seeking to hike its rates. Although the Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has offered to take over the Delhi Metro and said the AAP government is ready to pay half of the funds needed to meet the gap in its finances to Delhi Metro to make it more efficient.

As per the reports, in the letter to Union Housing and Urban Affairs Minister Hardeep Singh Puri, Arvind Kejriwal said that the centre has bored the entire loss of Kolkata Metro and there should be no difficulty if it provides half of the funds to Delhi Metro. And according to the sources, Mr Hardeep Singh Puri Housing and Finance Minister said they need to pay Rs. 3,000 crore for five years if they wanted to stop fare hikes on the Delhi Metro.

On Sunday, Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal said that his government ready to pay half the grants-in-aid for the next five years to DMRC to stop a fare hike. However, if the centre is ready to pay half as Centre and State government has 50-50 ownership of Delhi Metro. And Kejriwal demands to prevent the revised fares from becoming a reality.

Revised Rates Monday to Saturday
Distance (Km’s) Phase I Phase II
0-2 10 10
2-5 15 20
5-12 20 30
12-21 30 40
21-32 40 50
>32 50 60
Revised Rates on National Holidays
Distance (Km’s) Phase I Phase II
0-2 10 10
2-5 10 10
5-12 10 20
12-21 20 30
21-32 30 40
>32 40 50

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Pallavi Parmar

Journalism is my profession, Blogging and Writing are my passion, Travelling is my love, Food is my life and Feminist by nature.