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
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.
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:
Shameful... My expenditure per day 38 to now Rs 110 per day in just 5 months.. It's a LOOT— Shubham (@shubh_ind) October 9, 2017
Mitron....Diwali se Pahle Diwali aa gayee— Biryani Lover (@ModassirJ) October 10, 2017
I am ready to pay a higher price but I need a seat to productively use my 2 hours on metro everyday.— Girish (@crespedote) October 9, 2017
Very bad "Delhi Metro"— MRP* (@cs_manas2015) October 10, 2017
Why can't someone pull them to court like they did with the Discoms?— Ali Yawer Usmani (@aliusmani) October 10, 2017
There was a comparison with Paris
If you expect for world class service pay world class. Paris metro charge €2 for one way. No AC and poorly maintained stations.— Ashutosh Mishra (@mishrashutosh) October 9, 2017
A faithful reacted too:
Mai Is hike Ko support Karta hu Kyuki Mai Delhi Mai Nahi Rehta Par Modi Ji ne kuch soch ke hi kiya hoga— बाबू / Babu (@BabuSaheb90) October 9, 2017
The minority supporters
Yeah dabba banake rakh doge metro ka— kamunal Kraker (@ishanrahalkar) October 9, 2017