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Delhi Metro fares go up from today, Twitter users say it’s a ‘loot’

The Delhi assembly passed on Monday a resolution against the proposed Metro fare hike.

delhi Updated: Oct 10, 2017 10:29 IST
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The counters at Delhi Metro were deserted due to protests against the fare hike at Vishwavidhyalaya Metro Station in New Delhi.
The counters at Delhi Metro were deserted due to protests against the fare hike at Vishwavidhyalaya Metro Station in New Delhi.(Sushil Kumar/HT Photo)

Delhi Metro rides became costlier by a maximum of Rs 10 for those travelling over two kilometres in the city on Tuesday.

The Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) decided it is not “competent” to roll back or defer the proposed fare hike, ending a political confrontation between the Delhi government and the Centre on the issue. While the Centre has said the hike is justified to maintain the metro network’s finances and world-class standards, the Arvind Kejriwal-led Delhi government said the new fares are too steep.

Delhi Metro fares hiked, check here for new rates

The first hike was enforced from May 10 when minimum ticket costs were raised from Rs 8 to Rs 10 and the maximum from Rs 30 to Rs 50.

Most Twitter users spoke up against the hike and admonished both governments for the stand-off. Some, however, commended the Delhi Metro services and said they can understand the raise in fares.

Here’s a look at what Twitterati said: 

Metro diaries

There was a comparison with Paris

A faithful reacted too: 

The minority supporters