The metro fare hike war, which is going on between the Maharashtra government and the Reliance-led Mumbai Metro One Private Limited (MMOPL), has now landed in the Union government’s court.
Days after the Supreme Court rejected the state’s plea against increasing ticket fares for the Mumbai Metro, the government has now raised its concerns with the Union Ministry for Urban Development. Sources confirmed that Union Urban Development Minister Venkaiah Naidu had summoned representatives from both sides on Monday to discuss the matter.
Minister of State (Urban Development) Ranjit Patil and Mumbai Metropolitan Commissioner U P S Madan are scheduled to represent the state, according to the sources. A three-member fare fixation commission (FFC), led by a retired SC judge, had earlier recommended increasing the fare of the Mumbai Metro service, which runs along the Versova-Andheri-Ghatkopar route, up to Rs 110. The maximum fare currently levied for the ride is Rs 40. More info