‘Metro Man’ E Sreedharan Requests PM Modi Not To Agree To Delhi Govt’s Free Ride Scheme For Women

‘Metro Man’ as he is fondly called, former Delhi Metro chief E Sreedharan has urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi not to agree to the proposal as it would set an “alarming precedence”. Opposing the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) government’s proposed free travel scheme for women in the Delhi Metro trains, he said the “disease” will spread fast to all other metros in the country, making them dependent on state government for subsidies.

In a letter to the PM Modi, Sreedharan, said if the Delhi government is “so keen” to help women commuters, it can pay the cost of their travel directly to them rather than making travel free on metro trains.