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Delhi Congress to take Save Metro Rath through city tomorrow

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Melissa Porter | 13 October, 2017, 23:03

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".

Delhi Congress chief Ajay Maken unveiled the Rath today.

Led by the AAP Delhi convener Gopal Rai, the party functionaries gathered at Udyog Bhavan metro station and later marched with dozens of volunteers to Nirman Bhavan where they raised slogans against Prime Minister Narendra Modi whom they blamed for the Metro fare hike.

The Delhi unit of the Congress party has made a decision to stage protests outside metro stations in the city tomorrow against the recent increase in its fare. "I am surprised to see the AAP and its students' wing protest the fare hike", Maken said. Many commuters also joined the protests at ITO for a brief period. The Delhi Metro Rail Corporation has, as of yet, not released an official statement revealing the exact reason behind the problem. The metro users have to pay twice more than what they used to pay earlier.

Rai, who also holds a cabinet post in the Delhi government, said AAP will not be deterred by the use of police force by the Central government and will continue its "Satyagraha" to get justice for the citizens of Delhi. AAP workers protested outside various metro stations across the city.

Union Urban Development Minister Hardeep Singh Puri told the Delhi Government that it would need to pay Rs3, 000 crore annually for five years if it wanted to stop the metro fare hike.