Form panel fast to fix Mumbai Metro fares, Bombay High Court tells Centre

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Source: www.dnaindia.com

The Bombay high court on Monday gave an ultimatum to the Union government to decide on the formation of the Fare Fixation Committee (FFC) which will finalise fares for the Mumbai Metro by September 18, failing which, the court would decide on the issue.

A division bench of chief justice Mohit Shah and justice MS Sonak has asked the Centre to file its affidavit by September 18 and inform the steps being taken by it for formation of the committee.

Even on the last hearing on July 23, the court had asked the Centre to clear its stand on the appointment of the committee.

“If the Fare Fixation Committee is not appointed and it does not take a decision (of FFC’s appointment) till September 30, the court will consider the prayer on behalf of Mumbai Metro One Private Ltd (MMOPL) for fare collection,” the high court observed. More info

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