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Delhi Metro fare hike 'disappointing': BJP MLAs

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Delhi's MLAs said today that the Metro fare hike was "disappointing" and a burden on the common man, and attacked the (AAP) over it.

They hit out at the for "keeping quiet" over the issue till the last moment and coming out in protest when the decision was being implemented.

"The fare hike is disappointing as it will hit the common man and students," said BJP-SAD Manjinder Singh Sirsa, participating in a calling attention motion on the Metro fare hike in the Assembly today.

O P Sharma attacked the Kejriwal for "sleeping over" the issue.

"Why did it keep mum since May this year when the fare fixation committee report was tabled in DMRC Board meeting and rise to protest only when the increase in fare was implemented," he asked.

The Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) Board, in its meeting last evening, refused to withhold the fare hike, strongly opposed by the government.

Sirsa demanded that the report of the chief secretary, who attended the meeting in May, should be tabled in the Delhi Assembly.

"How is it possible that the chief minister was unaware of the fare hike when his chief secretary gave his report on the DRMC Board meeting to him?" Sirsa questioned.

The Delhi Assembly passed a resolution to form a nine- member committee to look into the "rationale and logic" behind the fare hike and also into the financial health of DMRC.

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

First Published: Tue, October 10 2017. 22:22 IST