Proposal to give concessions for senior citizens travelling on Delhi Metro under consideration
A senior minister in the Housing and Urban Affairs department, Hardeep Singh Puri, has proposed that fare concessions and discounts be given to senior citizens travelling on the Delhi Metro. This will give them some relief from the fare hike that was implemented in 2017.
Singh has said steps will be taken so the concession is not misused. He said that the new venture will be a populist one, and under the framework of the law.
The Delhi Metro Corporation is a venture between the Delhi government and the central government. Both parties have an equal hand in the operations and functioning of the Delhi Metro. The fare is revised on the recommendation of a Fare-Fixation Committee (FFC).
The recent hike on fares on the Delhi Metro has affected the common man. Many people have even stopped using it after the hike.