Some RTI applications on Mumbai Metro draw a blank


By Ateeq Shaikh

The total number of individuals who have not received information, under the Right to Information Act, on the Versova-Andheri-Ghatkopar Metro is only increasing by the day.

“Ever since the Metro has been inaugurated, it has become difficult to get information on the transport system or the project,” said RTI activist Anil Galgali. According to him, this was not the case earlier.

Around three months ago, Galgali had sought information on ticketing revenue, rentals earned by leasing out stalls or shops at Metro stations, ridership figures, etc. But till date he has been waiting for a response, as repeated reminders to RInfra-led Mumbai Metro One Private Limited (MMOPL) haven’t yielded any information.

Additionally, three RTI applications by this correspondent to get safety certifications, reports and notifications of Commissioner of Metro Rail Safety, Research Design and Standards Organisation and Railway Board on the project too met with the same fate, as the MMOPL did not share the documents despite repeated reminders. More info