Mr. Stalin also flayed the decision of Chennai Metro Rail Limited to call for bids to operate its trains and urged the government to give up the proposal. “It is the obligation of an elected government to provide transport facilities to its people. The government is not performing its duty by such actions,” he said. Mr. Stalin wondered if fares for the Metro had been raised in the first place with the intention of outsourcing operations. He said it was contradictory that a government which claimed fares could not be reduced was now pushing for outsourcing.