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RPI (A) demands 'Reliance Metro' to be changed to Mumbai Metro

Press Trust of India  |  Mumbai 

Republican Party of (Athawale) today objected to naming of the city metro service as 'Metro' and demanded it should be renamed as 'Metro'.

RPI (Athawale) workers protested at a metro station in Andheri here today and blackened the name 'Reliance' written on the metro car.

RPI (A) president Ramdas Athavale objected to the name of 'Metro' being printed on metro trains as well as platforms and demanded that it to be known as 'Metro' instead.

Athavale told reporters that he has asked Chief Minister and Infrastructure officials to make the neccessary changes in seven days.

"Otherwise, we will stop the ongoing work," he said.

Athavale said official Devyani Kiran had him yesterday and informed him that the group owned 76 per cent shares in the project while Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA) had only 24 per cent of the shares.

The Anil Ambani-owned has been served a notice by MMRDA, objecting to the company's name on trains and platforms.

Athavale said that his party would launch a signature drive in support of its demand and submit the same to commissioner UPS Madan and the Chief Minister.

First Published: Wed, January 08 2014. 19:27 IST