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Centre-state standoff over Delhi Metro fare hike continues

Mon, Oct 09 2017, 11:31 AM

Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal opposed the hike in fares for travel by Delhi Metro, the Central government said it cannot put the decision on hold unless the state pays an average of Rs3,220.8 crore for the next five years to the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC). In response, Kejriwal yesterday said his government would pay 50% if the Centre bears the other half. The proposed fare hike, to be implemented from 10 October, would be the second by DMRC in eight years.