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Delhi Metro fare hike: AAP to hold 'satyagraha' from today

In a tweet, Delhi AAP convenor Gopal Rai announced that the agitation will be held at all city metro stations at 4 pm on Wednesday.

Edited by: India TV News Desk, New Delhi [ Updated: October 11, 2017 8:23 IST ]
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After the recent fare hike, the Aam Aadmi Party announced that it will hold 'satyagraha' at Delhi Metro stations from Wednesday.

In a tweet, Delhi AAP convenor Gopal Rai announced that the agitation will be held  at all city metro stations at 4 pm on Wednesday.

Earlier, Rai had said the fare hike will benefit only the cab aggregators, like Ola and Uber, whose services will become cheaper than Metro.

The Kejriwal-led party also plans to 'gherao' the Urban Development Ministry on October 13.

Delhi's Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) government staunchly opposed the move calling it anti-people.

Delhi Metro on Tuesday steeply increased its fares -- the second time this year -- despite opposition from the Delhi government, igniting mostly negative responses from commuters amid some confusion over the hike.

Barring the minimum fare of Rs 10 for a distance of 0-2 km, which will remain the same, fares were hiked for all other slabs.

The fare now is Rs 10 for up to two km, Rs 20 for 2-5 km, Rs 30 for 5-12 km, Rs 40 for 12-21 km, Rs 50 for 21-32 km and Rs 60 for a ride beyond 32 km.

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