Min Hardeep Puri slams CSE report, says Delhi Metro ‘lowest priced in the world’
Debunking a report that claimed that there has been a fall of 4 lakh in ridership for the Delhi Metro, Union Housing and Urban Affairs Minister said the report was ‘irresponsible’ and was ‘falsifying facts’.
He further said that not only was the Indian metro network comparable to metro systems in London and New York in terms of sustainability, efficiency and security, but it was also the lowest priced both in India and around the globe.
“These are irresponsible studies that people put out without looking at the facts. India’s commitment to green and urbanisation is total,” he said at CII”s 13th Sustainability Summit held in the Capital.
“The report is produced by people reasonably credible but they have an agenda. They have compared not an orange with an orange but an elephant with a donkey and they have ended up completely falsifying the facts,” he said at the event.
He said that the Delhi Metro had not increased fares for almost nine years. The fare fixation committee decided in 2016 to carry out the fare increase in two parts – the first was in May 2017 and second part was in October 2017.