Fare Fixation Committee's report on Mumbai Metro fares made public, but not shared with citizens


By Ateeq Shaikh http://www.dnaindia.com/

Public and yet not so completely. An irony, for sure. Fare Fixation Committee’s report on Mumbai Metro fares has been made public, but hasn’t been shared with the public.

Those reluctant to share it are Reliance Infrastructure (RInfra) as well as state government officials, raising the doubt if the contents of the report are something to be hidden, or why the calculation at which the fare has been arrived at is so secretive.

Ever since the over 300-page report has been submitted to Mumbai Metro One Private Limited (MMOPL) on July 8, it was said that it will be made public only after it is tabled in the board meeting. MMOPL’s board meeting was held on Monday (July 20).

“The FFC report has been made public by us by sharing it with government officials. As it is available with the government, it is now a public report. If anyone wants a copy of it, it should be taken from the government authorities,” said an MMOPL (led by RInfra) official.

When the Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA), which is a government organisation and a partner in the MMOPL, was approached for a copy, it too was reluctant to share it. More info