mumbai metroThe stay on the fare hikes of Mumbai Metro will continue till June 20, 2016, rules Bombay High Court on Tuesday.

The court was hearing the petitions, including one by MMRDA, challenging the report of the Fare Fixation Committee as well as the proposal by R-Infra run Mumbai Metro One Private Limited (MMOPL) to hike fares.

The high court had, in an interim order on December 17, stayed the proposed hike in fares of the Versova-Ghatkopar Metro Rail Corridor. Aggrieved, MMOPL, a subsidiary of Reliance Energy, which operates the Metro, moved the Supreme Court challenging the stay.

The Supreme Court, on January 27, refused to interfere with the order and asked the high court to take up the matter for final hearing.