NSUI members protest metro fare hike, stop train at Vishwavidyalaya station for 30 minutes

NEW DELHI: Three members of the student outfit, NSUI, protesting the metro fare hike stepped onto the railway tracks at Vishvavidalaya metro station and stopped the train for 30 minutes.

The students, standing in front of the train raised slogans against the Prime Minister and the Delhi Chief Minister claiming that “both the central and State governments do nothing but pass the blame on each other,” said Neeraj Mishra, all India media in-charge of NSUI. He said that the protest is for the benefit of the students and that “it is to demand for a metro concession for them.”

On the method of protest and how students are left stranded at the station, Mishra said that “our protest is peaceful and disciplined and are waiting for a response from someone in authority. We have been trying to get in touch with Kailash Gehlot, the transport minister, but he refused to meet us so we had to take this step.”

The CISF and the Police which reached the spot tried to remove the student activists but they refused to budge.