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AAP stages protests outside metro stations against fare hike

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

The today staged protests outside metro stations across the city against the increase in fares.

Labour Minister and AAP's unit convener Gopal Rai, who was leading the protest at the Vishwavidylaya Metro station, announced that tomorrow the would ghreao the Nirman Bhawan that houses the Urban Development Ministry.

The Ministry has 50 per cent stakes in the Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC).

"The BJP-led Centre takes care of the Metro and the fare hike was done despite the opposition from the By hiking the fare, the Centre wants to help Ola and Uber (app-based cab aggregators)," he said.

The minister claimed that the Delhi was ready to pay its share of Rs 1,500 crore, but the Centre had refused to accept it.

The metro tariff hike came into effect yesterday and is likely to affect commuters who travels beyond 5 km, while journeys falling in the 2-5 km slab will cost Rs 5 more.

The revised fare structure will be: up to 2 km -- Rs 10, 2 to 5 km -- Rs 20, 5 to 12 km -- Rs 30, 12 to 21 km -- Rs 40, 21 to 32 km -- Rs 50 and for journeys beyond 32 km -- Rs 60.

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

First Published: Wed, October 11 2017. 22:13 IST