Congress to take 'Save Metro Rath' through city today

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Maken was referring to the Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) protest against the Metro fare hike in the national capital. "We will keep people aware of the politics being played between the BJP-led Central Government and the Kejriwal-led Delhi Government on the issue of the Metro fare hike", he said.

"Kejriwal and BJP have made Diwali bitter for the people of Delhi through the hike in the metro fare", Mr Maken added.

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Maken said, "This street fight between Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and Union Urban Development Minister Hardeep Singh Puri will scare away the JBIC (Japanese Loan Agency), which provides loan for the construction of the new phases of the metro. Wasn't the Delhi CM aware of the metro fare hike", he asked?

"The decision of fare hike was taken by Fare Fixation Committee in which Centre and state both send their representatives".

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Earlier this week, Delhi AAP convenor Gopal Rai had said the fare hike will benefit only the cab aggregators, like Ola and Uber, whose services will become cheaper than metro.

Travelling on the Delhi metro will be costlier from today with tickets costing Rs 10 more and a maximum fare of Rs 60. Buying a metro token restricts you to de-board at the particular metro station, but if you have a smart card you can make last minute change in your travel plan and de-board at any station you want. To this, the commission chief 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".

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