The center rejects the free Delhi subway ride for women

New Delhi: The center has denied Delhi’s “free subway ride for women” on Thursday. It is considered a strike against the plan proposal of the Aam Aadmi party.
When asked at Lok Sabha, Hardeep Singh Puri, union minister for housing and urban development, said that the union government does not believe there should be a free ride for someone on the Delhi Metro.
The Delhi Metro Rail Corporation is partly owned by the Delhi Center and Government, each of which owns 50% of the local public transport.
The Center believes that there is no reason to introduce a free program.
Delhi’s Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal had already announced in June free rides for commuters on buses and subways operated by the Delhi Transport Corporation.
Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia also defended the move on the grounds that while the DMRC has a daily capacity of around 40 lakh passengers, it currently carries fewer than 25 lakh passengers. Public transport is less than 65 percent utilized.

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