'Will completely kill Delhi Metro,' Kejriwal says after parking fare hike

WION Web Team Delhi, India Apr 26, 2018, 06.54 AM(IST)

File picture: Arvind Kejriwal. Photograph:( Zee News Network )

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The hike will be applicable to parking cars, bikes and cycles; the move will come into effect from May 1

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has slammed Delhi Metro Rail Corporation's (DMRC) recent move to hike parking charges. Kejriwal noted that the move of increasing parking fare, "will completely kill Delhi Metro".

The chief minister noted that the decision will result in an increase in congestion and pollution on the city's roads.

DMRC has announced an increase in parking fees across different slabs by 50 per cent.

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"First fare hike and now parking charges hike. These steps will completely kill Delhi Metro n increase congestion n pollution on roads. Sad," Kejriwal tweeted.

Delhi's Urban Development Minister Satyendar Jain also commented on the issue, the minister tweeted out saying that, "Metro increased parking charges by 50%. Earlier increased fares by 100%. God knows who is advising Delhi Metro".

The hike will be applicable to parking cars, bikes and cycles the move will come into effect from May 1.

Delhi Metro's statement notified the increase in the parking charges citing "higher charges by civic agencies". 

"The Metro parking charges have not been changed for the last five years and the current charges are very much lower than the parking charges being levied by civic agencies for their parking lots," the statement read. 

Parking charges for four-wheeler vehicles for six hours have been increased from Rs 20 to Rs 30. For parking up to 12 hours, the charge has been increased from Rs 30 to Rs 50. 

For two-wheelers, the charges have been increased to Rs 15 and Rs 25 from Rs 10 and Rs 15 respectively for six and twelve-hour parking. 

(With inputs from agencies)