14 Jun Metro man Sreedharan writes to PM Modi towards Kejriwal’s free rides for ladies proposal
Former Chief of Delhi Metro, E. Sreedharan, popularly referred to as the ‘Metro Man’ has written to Prime Minister Narendra Modi towards Delhi authorities’s ‘free metro rides for ladies’ proposal. Sreedharan has reportedly requested the PM to “not agree” to the proposal (making metro rides free for ladies commuters in Delhi).
Arvind Kejriwal-led Aam Aadmi Occasion authorities in Delhi not too long ago introduced its resolution of creating metro and bus rides in Delhi free for ladies. Sreedharan, who’s at the moment a principal advisor to the DMRC, has mentioned that the Prime Minister’s “private intervention” was required within the matter. It might be famous that the Delhi Metro Rail Company (DMRC) is an equal partnership between the Delhi authorities and the Centre.
In his letter to the Prime Minister on June 10, Mr. Sreedharan wrote, “One shareholder can’t take a unilateral resolution to provide concession to at least one part of group and push Delhi Metro in to inefficiency and chapter”, The Hindu reported.
He additional wrote that he had determined to “not intervene within the working of the Delhi Metro, however the Delhi authorities’s resolution has compelled him to come back ahead”.
“Sir, when the primary part of the Delhi Metro was to be opened, I had taken a agency and acutely aware resolution that nobody could be given any journey concession on Delhi Metro. This stand was taken to maximise revenues in order that Metro fares may very well be saved low in order to be inexpensive to atypical residents and on the similar time Metro would make enough operational surpluses to pay again the loans taken from JAICA,” the each day quoted Sreedharan, as saying within the letter.
He added that the then Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee additionally purchased a ticket when he went to inaugurate the primary part of the Metro on December 23, 2002.
“Now, if girls are to be given free journey concession in Delhi Metro, it might set an alarming precendence to all different Metros within the nation. The argument of Delhi Govt that the income losses could be reimbursed to DMRC is a poor solace. The quantity concerned in about 1,000 crores every year at this time. This can go on growing because the Metro community expands and with additional fare hikes on the Metro,” he wrote.
(Edited by: Nehal Solanki)
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