Not fare: MMRDA to challenge HC order on Mumbai Metro



The Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA) will soon challenge a single-bench order of the Bombay High Court on the Mumbai Metro fares in front of a division bench.

“We will be appealing against the decision to a division bench,” UPS Madan, metropolitan commissioner, MMRDA said in an Idea Exchange programme organised by The Indian Express on Monday.

Last week, the Bombay High Court had dismissed a petition by the MMRDA challenging the hike in fares for the recently commissioned Mumbai Metro.

The court allowed Reliance Infrastructure-led Mumbai Metro One (MMOPL) to charge initial fares, of between Rs 10-40, until an independent fare fixation committee takes a decision. MMOPL had notified the initial fares claiming an escalation in the operating cost but MMRDA was insistant on an initial fare of between Rs 9-13 based on the concession agreement signed between MMOPL and MMRDA in 2007 and took the matter to court. More info