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Airport Express: Big issue affecting youngsters

Debate of the week-What’s the big issue affecting youngsters? If there’s a debate burning in the city, we’ll thrash it out here. Your voice, your issues, your space...

delhi Updated: Feb 17, 2012 01:03 IST
Hindustan Times

Is Airport Express beyond reach?
The Airport Express Metro line that runs from Dwarka to Shivaji Stadium has increased the price of it’s monthly pass by Rs 800. Before the hike, it was Rs 1,200 for 60 days, but now one has to shell out Rs 1,600 for 45 days. We ask college-goers, who mostly use this line to reach colleges in south and central Delhi, if it’s fair to increase the prices for one particular line.

Nikita Bedi, 20
Airport Express line is convenient and fast. But now that the pass rates have gone up significantly, I will have to take a longer route home. It’s not fair.

Saurabh Arya, 21
I don’t travel much in the Metro as I have my own car, so the hike won’t affect me. However, it does affect the frequent users who are huge in numbers.

Ubbaid Magre, 20
I am happy that the rates have been hiked. Now a smaller crowd will turn up, and only the people who have to use the flights will make good use of it. There will be less crowd and more space to sit.

Amrit Pal Singh, 22
I don't travel much by the Metro, as it’s really crowded. I rarely travel by it and now when the expressway fare is beyond reach, I would prefer to take a bus anywhere I go.

Anshpreet Kaur, 19
It’s very sad that the Metro rates keep increasing. It’s cumbersome as I have to adjust my budget accordingly and it’s harsh on my pocket. The rates were already high and with the new prices, its difficult to travel by the line everyday.

First Published: Feb 16, 2012 19:35 IST