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Posted: Aug 05 2017 (12:20)
Last Response: Aug 05 2017 (12:20)
Commentary/Human InterestKMRL/Kochi Metro -Aug 04 2017 (17:33) Metro commuters seek lower fares, more amenities
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Many daily-wage earners not using service due to high charges, finds survey
Kochi Metro commuters have suggested lowering of fares, introduction of season tickets and students’ concession to enhance patronage for the system of mass rapid transport that was launched in June in the Aluva-Palarivattom corridor.
Forty-three per cent of 1,484 commuters who took part in the opinion survey conducted by city-based De Valor Management Consultants and released here on Thursday by Hibi Eden, MLA said the existing tariff must be brought down to encourage more people to travel in the metro. Sixty-one...
In the passenger survey, the figure of "39% as joy riders" is exceptionally high. This appears inflated. It may be due to reason that the joy riders move in leisure mode and are most likely to take participate in survey where as daily commuters are in hurry and generally avoid spending time on answering questions raised by the survey.
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