People usually opt for public transport since it’s comparatively affordable as well as conveniently available. Hence, even the slightest hike in the cost of this transportation will not go unheeded. Delhi Metro Rail Corporation’s (DMRC) decision to hike metro fares in the capital is the talk of the town.

Even after multiple unwavering efforts by the government to curb the issues related to transportation, due to the ever growing population especially in metropolises, the existing transport infrastructure is regrettably inadequate. This has cost the lives of many over these years.In wake

In wake of the current tragedy that shook the whole of Mumbai after the deadly stampede at the Elphinstone station which claimed the lives of 23 innocents, it was then the officials decided to put their foot down and take a decision.DMRC incurred a loss (before tax) of Rs348 crore in 2016-17. The figure was Rs470 crore in 2015-16. Mounting losses for the DMRC, if left unchecked, are bound to have an adverse impact on service quality and even future expansion plans. Post 32km of

DMRC incurred a loss (before tax) of Rs348 crore in 2016-17. The figure was Rs470 crore in 2015-16. Mounting losses for the DMRC, if left unchecked, are bound to have an adverse impact on service quality and even future expansion plans. Post 32km of travelling by metro, a person now has to pay a cost of Rs60 according to the latest fare hike which is predicted to take a huge toll on the lower middle class. “Out of 16, Del Govt. has 5 Directors, who opposed but Centre adamant. Hike too steep. Centre should have been more considerate for the common man (sic),” tweeted an agitated Kejriwal. “The board was informed that under Section 37 of the Metro Railways (Operation and Maintenance) Act, 2002, recommendations of the FFC are binding on metro rail authorities. Subsequently, the board noted that it does not have the competence to consider and defer implementation of the recommendations of the FFC,” said an unidentified source.

We guess there is just no respite for the common man these days.

 

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