Metro fare hike anti-women's safety, claims DCW survey
New Delhi: The Delhi Commission for Women conducted a survey of sample size of 2,516 women outside 36 metro stations to understand their of the view of the recent fare hike.
As per the survey, 68.68 per cent of the women commuters stated that they would be forced to adopt less safer modes of transportation for travelling or would be forced to travel less frequently.
At least 96.26 per cent of women opposed the fare hike while 2.26 per cent supported. 96.98 per cent wanted DMRC to immediate roll back the hike. The Commission claims that DMRC failed to increase revenue generation capabilities from alternate sources and moreover it had not yet incurred any losses.
The DCW chief called the fare hike a draconian step by the Centre and a highly anti-women measure.
At a time when six rapes and several cases of eve-teasing and harassment are reported each day, the Metro fare hike has forced women to go back to less safer modes of transportation.