Mumbai (The Hindu): The Bombay High Court on Tuesday stayed the fare hike for Mumbai Metro till June 20.
A division bench of Chief Justice Mohit Shah and Justice M.S. Sonak was hearing a petition filed by Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA), and an intervention application filed by Congress leader Sanjay Nirupam challenging the fare hike.
Mr Nirupam, in his petition, had alleged that the Central government was facilitating private profiteering by allowing multiple fare hikes. He demanded that hike should be allowed only once every four years, as envisaged in the agreement between MMRDA and Reliance Mumbai Metro One Private Limited (MMOPL).
After the metro operator declared proposed initial fare structure, MMRDA, a stake holder in MMOPL, approached the High Court insisting the fares should be Rs. 9-11-13, as provided in the Concession Agreement signed by MMOPL in March 2007. The authority contended that as per stipulations of the agreement, the fares should be Rs 9 for the first two kilometres, Rs. 11 for 2-5 km and Rs. 13 for 5-8 km.
Disclaimer: Please write your correct name and email address. Kindly do not post any personal, abusive, defamatory, infringing, obscene, indecent, discriminatory or unlawful or similar comments. canaranews.com will not be responsible for any defamatory message posted under this article.
Please note that under 66A of the IT Act, sending offensive or menacing messages through electronic communication service and sending false messages to cheat, mislead or deceive people or to cause annoyance to them is punishable. It is obligatory on CANARANEWS to provide the IP address and other details of senders of such comments, to the authority concerned upon request.
Hence, sending offensive comments using canaranews will be purely at your own risk, and in no way will canaranews.com be held responsible.