Mumbai Metro Fare Hike Deferred Till February 11



MUMBAI:  The proposed hike in Mumbai Metro Rail fares would not be implemented till February 11 as the Bombay High Court today adjourned the hearing till then to enable the parties seek clarification from the Supreme Court.

Mumbai Metropolitan Regional Development Authority (MMRDA) had earlier challenged the proposed metro hike in the high court.

In an interim order on December 17, the high court had stayed the proposed hike in fares of the Versova-Ghatkopar Metro Rail Corridor. Being aggrieved, Mumbai Metro One (MMOPL), a subsidiary of Reliance Energy, which operates the Metro, moved the Supreme Court challenging the stay.

The Supreme Court, on January 27, refused to interfere with the high court order, which had stayed the proposed hike till final hearing of petition on January 29. The matter was sent back to the high court for consideration.

When the matter came up, the bench said it would hear both the parties today itself and dispose of the matter as directed by the top court. More info