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Delhi Metro Rides Costlier From Today, 'Painful' Says AAP: 10 Points

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Metro is considered a safe public transport option by most women in Delhi

The Delhi Congress launched a week-long "Stop Politics, Save Metro" campaign against the "street fight" between the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) on Wednesday.

The Delhi unit of the Congress party has chose to stage protests outside Metro stations in the city on Friday against the recent increase in its fare.

Summary: Delhi Chief Secretary M M Kutty has allegedly refused to comply with Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal's order to examine issues related to the recent Delhi Metro fare hike and assess whether it could have been avoided.

The policy, which was cleared by the Union Cabinet in August, allows states to draw up rules and set up a fare fixation committee (FFC) for periodic revision of fares.

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After a survey on the benefits and ill effects of the Metre fare hike that was implemented on October 10, the Delhi Commission for Women said that the increase in fare will force commuters to depend on other modes of transportation including women.

He said that when both were against the hike in Metro fare then who took the decision. To this, the commission chief said, "At a time when six rapes and several cases of eve-teasing and harassment are reported each day, the metro fare hike has forced women to go back to less safer modes of transportation".

The Delhi Congress chief, while unveiling the Rath on Thursday, said that both BJP-ruled Central and Kejriwal-ruled Delhi governments was behind the hike in Metro fare.

The hikes are being done in an effort to make the Metro operations viable.

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