India, June 13 -- The plan to let women passengers use the Delhi Metro for free will need to be cleared by the committee that decides on fares and take at least eight months to be implemented, officials of the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) have told the government, spelling out new challenges before the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) administration's big-ticket scheme can be rolled out.

Chief minister Arvind Kejriwal addressed these concerns on Wednesday, saying the fare fixation committee's (FFC) approval was "a mere procedural step" and that the administration was confident that the roll-out could happen in as soon as two-three months.

"The proposal going through the FFC is just a formality. The committee analyses ways of increasing reve...