Footfall in Delhi metro normal despite petrol price hikeMay 25th, 2012 - 12:42 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 24 (IANS) The steepest-ever hike in petrol prices didn’t seem to have deterred capital residents from driving their vehicles with the average footfall on Delhi Metro Thursday even lower than the previous day.
“A total of 14.23 lakh people travelled in the metro till 8 p.m. Thursday. However the figure on Wednesday was 14.60 lakh,” said a Delhi Metro official.
“This is a normal as even on last Thursday, the ridership was 14.26 lakh,” the official told IANS.
State-controlled refiners hiked petrol prices by a steep Rs.6.28 per litre, exclusive of taxes, effective from midnight Wednesday. The hike will be between Rs.7.54 and Rs.7.98 in the four metros and would vary in other cities depending on the state levies.
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