Hike in fares will kill Delhi Metro, says Arvind Kejriwal
New Delhi : Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Saturday slammed proposals to hike metro fares, said it will kill the transport system.
"This steep hike in metro fare will kill Delhi Metro. If people stop using it, then what purpose does it serve," Kejriwal tweeted.
The tweet came in reference to the reports claiming that over 3 lakh commuters ditched travelling by metro post October 10 fare hike.
On Friday, Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC), in its defence had said the loss cannot solely be attributed to the fare hike and there were monthly variations noted throughout the year.
Opposing the hike in fares, Delhi Government has locked horns with the DMRC and Centre in the matter.