The Delhi High Court on Wednesday dismissed a public interest litigation seeking concessional Metro fare for students in the Capital. The Court said a discounted ticket for a particular group would encourage other sections of society to claim the same which would cause a financial dent to the operator.

Dismissing the petition, a Division Bench of Justice Darmar Murugesan and Justice V.K. Jain said, “If the petition is allowed, other sections of society will seek the same relief which will force the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation to hike the fare.”

The fare hike would affect the general commuters adversely, the Bench stated.

Petitioner Rajiv (Jolly) Khosla had sought a discount on the ticket arguing that a majority of students here belonged to the lower middle class. He said the Kolkata Metro had granted concession to students.

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