HC reserves order on MMRDA plea against Mumbai Metro fares

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Source:  http://www.moneycontrol.com/

The Bombay High Court today reserved its order on an arbitration petition filed by Mumbai Metropolitan Regional Development Authority opposing the fares of Versova-Ghatkopar section of Mumbai Metro which became operational this month.

MMRDA, a state agency, and Anil Ambani-led Reliance Infrastructure , both of whom are part of Mumbai Metro One Private Ltd, have had a disagreement over the fares. Justice R D Dhanuka today reserved the order till June 24 after hearing both sides. While the state government wants minimum fare of Rs 9 and maximum fare of Rs 13, the Mumbai Metro One Pvt Ltd has announced higher fares ranging between Rs 10 to Rs 40.

According to MMRDA, fares had been decided collectively by all the stake-holders earlier and RInfra cannot change them unilaterally without following a due procedure. More info

5 COMMENTS

  1. It surprises me that there is a higher fine charged for the ‘offence’ of falling asleep on the Metro, than there is for carrying weapons or hazardous materials on board.

  2. are you serious?this is my first time about fine of fallen asleep… you cant control people if they will fall asleep. you should consider that people are tired from work… be considerate if the passengers distubed other passenger well its considered fine but it not leave the passenger sleep….. thank you

  3. The one of the sleep is laughable…cmon…..the whole point of the Metro sometimes is to doze off and get some energy before the next destination, especially if you have had a long night without sleep or a long tiring day……and that too sleeping is even on a higher categroy than firearms ……only in Dubai……

  4. Its too sad to say that my brother was riding in a metro for the 1st time, so he don’t know about Gold class that i should have the specified nol card.the how come that the supervisor should give him a fine? i really very strange about the action of some people.

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