Delhi Metro ticket prices to be cut? Travel costs under minister's scanner

Jun 23 2014, 13:38 IST
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Venkaiah Naidu said efforts have to be made to find out ways to make Delhi Metro more viable and self-sufficient. (PTI) Venkaiah Naidu said efforts have to be made to find out ways to make Delhi Metro more viable and self-sufficient. (PTI)
SummaryGovt looking to make Delhi Metro 'viable', but costs of travel too high, says minister.

will be sorted out at the earliest."

Currently, DMRC is operating the 22.7 km long Airport Metro Express line.

Naidu, who joined a long list of dignitaries who have taken a ride on the Metro, wrote in the visitor's book that "These are symbols of modern India and if properly used and popularised they will make life happy for the general public. Aam Aadmi must be the target. The Metro is prestigious and I felt very happy about the DMRC (sic)"

Speaking to reporters, DMRC Managing Director Mangu Singh said that whatever suggestions the Urban Development Minister has given, the Delhi Metro will work on it.

Asked about the challenges faced under phase III, Singh said, "Phase III as you all know is 140 km under construction out of which 55 km is underground, which is a big challenge. We are working on it. There could be hold up somewhere, doesn't mean work is stuck. Whereever we can speed up work we are doing it"

He also said that trial runs are underway on the Faridabad metro line, but it is not known when it will be operational.

On beginning operations on the Mandi House to Central Secretariat Metro line, Singh said, "We are awaiting (safety) approval to start operations on the Mandi House line."

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