Maharashtra govt to seek Advocate General's view on appealing Mumbai Metro fare hike


By Sanjay Jog

The Bharatiya Janata Party-Shiv Sena government in Maharashtra has sought the state’s Advocate General’s opinion on whether it should challenge the Bombay High Court’s January 8 order allowing a fare hike for the Mumbai Metro.
“The matter has been referred to the Advocate General seeking his opinion on the various legal aspects. So far Advocate General has not yet given his view and therefore the government and its undertaking the Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA) will take a decision in this regard in due course of time,” a senior minister in the Maharashtra government told Business Standard.
The Mumbai Metro One Private Limited (MMOPL), which is promoted by the Anil Dhirubhai Ambani Group (ADAG), operates the Versova-Ghatkopar metro corridor, had sought an increase in fares of up to Rs 40, and implemented the hike the day after the court order. More info