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Fare hike episode shows Delhi govt has no say in metro mgmt:

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

The and Centre's equal stake in the city metro was a "facade" meant for obtaining "large" amounts of funding from the former, Chief Minister Kejriwal today wrote to Union Urban Affairs Development Minister Singh Puri.

Kejriwal, whose strident opposition against the metro fare hike came to a naught recently when the DMRC board cleared it, also urged Puri to form an "independent expert group" acceptable to both centre and state to review all the thorny issues concerning the metro.


"This entire episode demonstrates that while the and Central are equal partners in the DMRC, the has virtually no say in its management," Kejriwal wrote.

"DMRC is in no way accountable to the government, nor does it pay any heed to our directions. Evidently the said partnership is only a facade that is being used for obtaining large contributions of funding from the Government," he added.

Referring to Puri's contention that metro's operational losses must be borne "solely by the government", Kejriwal said it only establishes the "absurdity" of the prevailing arrangements.

"We are not opposed to fare revisions per se. But fare hikes be allowed only to the extent necessary since they affect a vast majority of our people," he added.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Fri, October 13 2017. 00:13 IST
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